Odell Public Library presents artist Marianne Biagi and “The Creative Process” Monday evening, February 24th, beginning at 6:30 in the library program room. Marianne’s colorful, vibrant and unique pieces of art made from beads, material and thread are not only beautiful but also “tell a story.” So, what is the creative process that takes her to and through the art process?
Creativity dwells in each of us. It is not just for the gifted or the geniuses. Creativity is that which brings us color, form, texture, a new way of doing things, or a new way of looking at the world. Marianne Biagi will speak of walking her Creative Path, hoping to share her insights so that each of us might develop, see and listen to our creative voice.
Marianne and Bill Biagi are Chicago natives who moved to Morrison, IL in 2008. Marianne’s Chicago work experience has included the Leo Burnett advertising company where she did graphs and charts for media presentations. Her background is advertising and marketing, photography and film. She and her husband Bill worked with local Chicago area companies, including Abbott Labs, ATT&T, Carson Pirie Scott, Com Ed, Kellogg’s and Sears producing TV commercials, executive presentations and new product introductions.
What led her to beading? “It was a spiritual connection, almost God-like. I was exposed to it and the extreme color and intricacy of the beadwork fascinated me. I took a class on a technique, the peyote stitch, and that hooked me.” Her cottage- studio is a light-filled room with clear boxes filled with beads of all colors, varied materials, and contrasting threads. On Marianne’s work table one can always find a “work in progress,” and at the back of the studio is a cozy sitting nook overlooking a wooded ravine. In this location, Marianne walks her creative path.
All are invited. There is no charge for the program.