Eco Arts founder to display works at R.I. Library


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Posted Online: Nov. 29, 2012, 11:51 am
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Rock Island Public Library will host a free public art show of works by East Moline artist Glorie Iaccarino from Monday, Dec. 3, through Friday, Dec. 28, in the second-floor art gallery space of the Main Library, 401 19th St.

A public reception for her exhibit, "Art From Life; Life From Art: a Harmonious Partnership," is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 8, at the library.

"Art is a universal language. Our connection to nature is a universal bond," Ms. Iaccarino -- founder of the Eco Arts Council of the Quad-Cities -- said in a library release. Her work includes nature photography, digital art cards, watercolors, acrylics and pen and ink.

"I believe that artists draw much of their inspiration from nature and their own lives," she said. "So that as art mirrors life, I believe that art can illuminate the power of life by using it in advocacy in order to positively inspire and actually transform lives. Art draws from life, and life is more fulfilling and vibrant because of art. It's a harmonious partnership."

A Quad-Cities native, Ms Iaccarino has spent the last 20 years as a working artist, art instructor and community advocate. She currently is serving as an executive board member of the Watertown Community Empowerment Coalition, on a residency advisory board and a newly forming Continuing Education advisory board.

Among other projects, she created an "Earth Corner" program for elementary students and has provided arts workshops at local libraries, public schools and nonprofit youth groups. Ms. Iaccarino also created and facilitated a program called "The Mobile Art Clinic," which provided healing art and self-awareness programming to at-risk youth and early childhood day-care clients.

For information about more events at the Rock Island Public Library, pick up a winter program brochure or monthly events calendar at any Rock Island library, check the library calendar or news sections at rockislandlibrary.org, or sign up for news by email. For more information, call (309) 732-7323.

















 



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