By Geri Reichgut and Joan Harrison
May 27, 2015 -- Author and artist Linda Vi Vona has contributed copies of her new book "Heroines" to the Glen Cove and Sea Cliff Public Libraries. The book, which examines the creation of a group of sculptures celebrating six inspirational historical women figures, "was inspired by a desire to demonstrate an approach that might help artists, designers and others create multi media installations." "Utilizing the latest digital methods and material, Heroines invites artists and designers to re-appropriate and incorporate the past into the present."
Vi Vona, a former Sea Cliff resident who worked in a studio on Glen Street in Glen Cove, is now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her sculpture, paintings and drawings have been widely exhibited and are included in many important collections. Her work and her extraordinary life as an artist and survivor of an automobile accident that left her intensely physically challenged can be seen at vivona.net, masteringalife.com, and lindavivona.com.
Residents are invited to visit the libraries, see the books and look at the websites to learn about this remarkable woman who for many years was a mainstay of the local art community. Arlene Nevens, Director of the Sea Cliff Library says "our library is thrilled that Linda's art work will be seen by many who knew her when she lived in Sea Cliff and so many others will have the opportunity to see her inspiring work". Amy Mondello, Glen Cove Library's Head of Adult Services, invites member of the community to visit and view some of Vi Vona's artwork, which will be on display at the Glen Cove Library next to the Circulation desk.
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