Meet Artist at Main Library


An incredible display of colorful modern art is now up on the second floor of the Main Library through Dec. 28.

The artist, Maria Kaplan, will be at the library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 4., to meet community members and discuss her paintings.

Her abstract works include pure line, color and form, and many of the canvases encompass geometric shapes, pen markings, fiber and mosaic patterns.

The art loosely resembles the influence of painters like Richter and Deibenkorn.

“The California sun, San Francisco Bay and the colors of the California landscape have influenced my paintings. Rich texture and vibrant color are characteristic of my work,” she says on her website. “The Bay Area culture which is quite unstructured, free and somewhat edgy have also informed my art.”

Kaplan notes that she works mostly in acrylic but also enjoys using oil, oil sticks, markers, crayons, paper and fiber.

Janet Levaux