Artists Display Paintings, Marbled Paper

The Barrington Public Library is hosting an exhibit of art work in July by two local women artists.


Dorota Hapek-Zilian and Catherine Damiani, both of Barrington, display there unique art work in July at the Barrington library.

Hapek Zilian presents a series of paintings that are described as “inquiries into the dual relationship between nature and spirituality, specifically exploring the concept of interconnectedness and intimacy.”

"The work evolves by applying translucent layers of paint interwoven with a diverse kinds of papers, fabrics and other natural materials to add additional layers of complexity to the surface," according to Amy Greer, community library.

Through the layering of paint and the reconfiguration of collaged pieces, the work seeks to heal, bridge and define itself, she said.

Hapek-Zilian is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art; her work has been shown in Boston and New York galleries.

She lives with her family in Barrington. The paintings will be on display in the first floor exhibit area.

Damiani presents “The Art of Marbling Paper.”

After beginning to marble paper in a middle school art class, said Greer, Damiani has been experimenting with the age-old concept developed in the 1100s.

On display will be paper crafts and other pieces featuring marbled designs, said Greer. Using various mediums, "this ancient craft comes to life with a modern twist."

Damiani works at the library and is considering a career in librarianship. Her works will be on display in the glass case on the first floor.

Exhibits hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.


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