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Artist-at-Work Demonstrations

The Artist-at-Work program features an artist or group of artists who demonstrate their craft in a high-traffic area of the library.


Artist at Work

Traditional Islamic Calligraphy with Ati Zar

Stop by to watch Ati Zar demonstrate Islamic calligraphy. The traditional instrument of the Islamic calligrapher is the qalam, a pen normally made of dried reed or bamboo. The ink is often in color and chosen so that its intensity can vary greatly, creating dynamism and movement in the letter forms. Some styles are often written using a metallic-tip pen.

This demonstration will kick off an eight-week workshop series (beginning April 11) on Islamic artwork held Saturdays at Central Library. Workshops include paper marbling and the application of calligraphy in Islamic contemporary art.

Saturday, March 28 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Central Library


Wire Sculpture by Harry Kooy

Wire Sculpture by Harry Kooy

Saturday, April 4 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Pioneer Park

Harry Kooy has been making wire art since 2011. He has never run out of ideas for his whimsical creations which include trees, human figures, creatures, and kinetic sculptures. Drop by to view his work and watch the process!

Interested in demonstrating your artwork at the library?

See the Artist Program page for more information.