In celebration of Women's History Month, Nighttime Stories: Collage by Maryann Miceli is on display March 1 through August 31 in the Popular Library Display Cases on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center.
Over the past two years, Miceli has experimented with collage as a form of self-exploration. Using bright and expressive illustrations from children's books purchased from resale shops, she crafts "stories" about good versus evil, dreams and nightmares.
A lifelong resident of Chicago, Miceli is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she studied education and studio arts. She worked for the Illinois State Museum for 10 years managing the Illinois Artisans Shop, where she met and worked with many contemporary artists. Miceli states, "Every day I viewed and sold some of the finest art and crafts created in Chicago and across Illinois. I have hopefully found my voice by helping other artists find theirs."
Miceli will give a Fairytale Collage Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Register online to attend.