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Patricia Georgarakis art now on display

By Staff | Dec 24, 2010

(Submitted photo) Patricia Georgarakis' show on icon art exemplifies scenes of historic and religious significance. Her work will be on display through the end of January at the South Jefferson Public Library.

SUMMIT POINT – The South Jefferson Public Library at 49 Church St., Summit Point, is pleased to announce an exhibit of paintings by Summit Point artist Patricia Georgarakis through Jan. 28, 2011.

This exhibit is the 29th in the Art in the Library series highlighting the talents of local artists. Unless the meeting room is in use, the exhibit can be viewed during library hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. The library is closed Fridays.

Georgarakis has been painting icons for about 50 years. Iconography consists of paintings on wood of figures and scenes having historical and religious significance. Painted with a vivid background field of blue or gold, they often tell the history of a saint, depicting the personality of the saint and showing the person in a glorified state.

Her first public icons were commissioned by St. Constantine and St. Helen churches in Washington, D.C. She has painted many icons for other churches and individuals over the years, including clients in New Jersey, Florida and Greece. Many are particularly appropriate for the Christmas season.

For more information, please visit sojeffersonlibrary.com or e-mail cmasonwhf@aol.com.