Hornell Public Library Presents Artist of the Month: Hope Zaccagni

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The Hornell Public Library is beginning a new, monthly initiative to promote local artists and serve as a space to share their diverse artworks with the community. Each month, the library will display artworks by local artists and will host a reception to celebrate their pieces.

For the month of October, Hope Zaccagni’s paintings will be on display. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and sculpture. In her extensive career as an artist, she has been a fine art silver & goldsmith, a puppeteer/puppet maker/designer, a graphic artist, a costume and set designer/fabricator and an art educator. Currently she is focused on her painting working primarily in oils. She has shown her paintings in numerous group and solo shows in the northeast and has work in several public permanent collections and many private collections. She maintains a studio in Alfred Station, NY. You can view Hope’s portfolio and contact information at her website, hopezaccagni.com.

There will be a reception Friday, October 14th, 2022 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Hornell Public Library to celebrate Hope Zaccagni’s artworks. It is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. All artworks on display are available for sale and a price list will be available at the library’s front desk. Hope has donated two pieces to be raffled—raffle tickets can be purchased at the library before the reception or the night of the reception. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Hornell Public Library and the Friends of the Hornell Public Library.

Artist statement:

“I almost always work in series exploring a concept through many versions of

a subject painting anywhere from six to 20 paintings. The subject matter can

be varied and in the past has included industrial sites, abandoned chairs, the

neglected corners of buildings, still life paintings, and people’s shoes. This

latest series is my abstracted interpretation of the ribbons of interchanges I

have observed on the many road trips I have taken in recent years. This current

series was inspired by the geometry and movement through space of these

roadways and interchanges and the landscape they inhabit”

Come view Hope’s beautifully colorful and impressive paintings! The library’s open hours are Monday-Thursday 12:00 PM-7:00 PM, Fridays 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, and Saturdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. The library will be closed Monday, October 10th in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

If you are interested in participating in future Artist(s) of the Month collections, please contact the Hornell Public Library at (607) 324-1210 or via e-mail at [email protected]. You can keep up-to-date on the library’s latest events & programming by following their Facebook Page, joining the Hornell Public Library Patrons Facebook group, and the visiting their website https://hornellpubliclibrary.org/.

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