Contact: Michele McKenzie
Art & Music Librarian
Berkeley Public Library
Zográphos: Drawing from Life
Street Photography of Greece by Ilona Sturm at Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley, August 8, 2014 – Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece at the Central Library from August 11– September 28, 2014. All are invited to meet Sturm and discuss her work during an Artist Reception on Sunday, September 7, at 2:00 pm in the First floor Catalog Lobby of the Central Library.
Drawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye is keen to observe what transpires in the everyday life of a place – which in this case includes the Greek cities of Athens, Thessaloniki and Chanya. What catches her attention most are the Greek people – how they relate to communal spaces and how they gather and communicate within them. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241 or visit the library’s website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org
Ilona Sturm was born in New York City and has lived and worked for over two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned a BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master’s degree from the Inter-Arts Center at San Francisco State University.
Sturm is a painter and fine art photographer whose life and work has taken her to many parts of the world. Her other bodies of street photography include work done in: India, Spain, Mexico City, London, New York, and the Bay Area. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the Bay Area and in October, Sturm will have another solo exhibition at the Alameda County Law Library. Her website address is http://ilonasturm.com/ and her photography work can also be seen at: www.flickr.com/photos/blauart/.
The Central Library is open Monday, noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org). For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241 or visit the library’s website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org
Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.