Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium / Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
706 613 3650
Artist Talk/Reception Saturday, March 12 • 3:00 pm
Exhibition March 12 – May 8, 2022
Athens-Clarke County Library is proud to exhibit the work of artist Anthony Salzman in the Quiet Galley. The exhibition will run from March 12 through May 8, 2022, and Salzman will give a slide talk in the Appleton Auditorium on Sunday, March 12 at 3 pm.
Fr. Salzman: “Icons are the images that are ‘Windows to Heaven’. They give us a peek at life transformed by the Light and Love of God. In icons there is the presence of the Holy Spirit that transcends the mere physical world, or should we say, leads us beyond just the material stuff. The source of light is from within, the expression is ‘in the world but not of the world’, the perspective is reverse – coming out to wrap the viewer in a new dimension of existence which is the holiness of God.
“Whimages are whimsical images that happen in the early hours before the day begins. Bursting from the artistic energy of Fr. Anthony and his zest for life, Whimages reflect to us what we know and what we feel. They can make us laugh and cry, blush and confess, ponder and consider, but most of all rejoice in God’s creation. Whimages try to capture the moment of truth where what is Divine and what is human brush up against each other.”
Fr. Anthony Salzman is a painter, a printmaker, a graphic designer, and a priest. He has studied Modern Expressionist Art at the University of Minnesota and Byzantine Iconography in Thessaloniki, Greece. He stands at the Altar of St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church in Watkinsville, and he rejoices with his wife Christine, their sons and their families.
The artist talk and exhibition are free and open to the public. For further information, visit www.athenslibrary.org/