Westport Public Library will host an exhibit of work in various media, "Alberta Cifolelli: Drawings, Prints, Paintings" through Tuesday, March 26, in the library's Great Hall, 20 Jesup Road. A public reception for Cifolelli will take place in the hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Attendees are asked to use the library's upper-level entrance.
Cifolelli says that, of all the modernist art movements, Symbolism has most interested and influenced her, according to a release. Best known as a painter and printmaker with more than 50 solo shows across the country and Japan, she is equally proficient in drawing and pastel. Her work usually deals with flowers and landscapes, subjects which, for her, are metaphorical and often biographical.
Long identified with the Women's Movement, Cifolelli was invited by the National Museum of Women in the Arts to exhibit in the monumental 1990 show, "Four Centuries of Women's Art." She has also participated in group and solo exhibits in, among other museums, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Bruce Museum, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Stamford Museum, Housatonic Museum of Art, National Academy of Design and Portland Museum of Art in Maine.
Cifolelli's work is collected widely and held in more than 100 public collections, including at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Housatonic Museum of Art, the United Nations, and the U.S. Courthouse in Stamford.
For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org.