Thursday, March 12, 2015

North Plains Public Library Hosts Artwork by Anne Marie Grgich

North Plains Public Library presents The Popes Apartment, a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed American outsider artist, Anne Marie Grgich.

The Popes Apartment
by Anne Marie Grgich
This exhibit includes 15 multi-media collage pieces sourced from discarded library books. A reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 13, at North Plains Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The evening will also feature art viewing, music, and wine tasting at nearby Abbey Creek Vineyards from 6 to 9 p.m.

About the artist

Grgich began making art at the age of 15 and was encouraged to continue doing so as her life’s work by her uncle. As a young adult, she barely survived a devastating car accident that left her in a coma, and upon regaining consciousness and functionality, decided to become a professional artist. She focused on painting faces and constructing creatures to help work through the pain and confusion brought on by the brain injury.

In 1981, Grgich had her first formal art show, and she continued showing regularly around the Pacific Northwest. In 1988, Grgich’s career took off, landing her work in galleries from New York City to Australia, Finland, The Netherlands, France, and the United Kingdom. Anne Marie Grgich has been compared to a modern-day Frida Kahlo, and North Plains Public Library is proud to feature Grgich’s complex and beautiful work. The exhibition runs now through the month of April.