Central Library’s Simon Reading Room is displaying art by Colombian Artist Karen Garrido. The exhibit will conclude with a community event at Central Library on Saturday, July 31 at 1 p.m. The event, in partnership with Society of Friends of Colombia, will include a guest lecturer and a musical performance.
About the artist:
Karen Garrido is a Colombian artist who currently lives in Indianapolis. She studied medicine at Libre University of Barranquilla and graduated in 1997. She combined medical work in her country with painting, which has always been her passion. Among her recents works are the Macondo series inspired by Garcia Márquez’s “One Hundred years of Solitude”, Don Quixote where she used lively characters and geometric shapes, and EnamorArt series, a celebration of love and unity. She is now working on “El Dorado,” a series inspired on Colombian legends.
Her work is full of vivid colors that balance the warmth of the tropics with the freshness of the winds of the northern hemisphere, captivating sparkles of crystals, stones and golden leaves, the indomitable human spirit and the magnetic beauty of the woman's body. Her art leaves you enthusiastic, happy, and longing for transcendence. All of that reflects the attention to detail of a trained surgeon and the versatility of the artist from the land of magical realism.