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Newspaper Feature: Virginia Pilot

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slover exhibit- press release


Contact: Sarah Kingsley 757-431-7507,

Local Internationally Known Artist Displays Work at Slover Library

NORFOLK, Va. – (November 23, 2015) – The Slover Library Foundation will present its first art exhibition at Slover Library, December 10, 2015 through January 21, 2016. Internationally known local visual artist Luisa Adelfio’s installation “Collective Memory” will be on view in the forum with gallery talks on Fridays, December 18, January 8 and January 15, 12:00 -12:30 PM.

“Collective Memory” is a metaphoric installation inspired by Homer’s Odyssey. The work is the result of Adelfio’s recurring interest in symbols, archetypes, architecture and literature as both the reflection of individual memories and the repository for the collective human experience. The installation will be located in the three-story glass atrium entrance known as The Forum which features custom ornamentation by sculptor/architect Kent Bloomer.

Adelfio works in a variety of media including stone, bronze, paper and glass. After studying sculpture at Wellesley College, she earned a degree from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Italy. She is represented by Galeria Otros 360 Grados Bogota’ and has exhibited in New York City, Colombia, Washington, DC and Italy. She currently resides in Norfolk and is actively engaged in the local art scene.

According to Harry T. Lester, President of the Slover Library Foundation, “The Foundation selected this installation because of its connection to literature through Homer’s Odyssey and to our building’s architecture, as well as its focus on the importance of prose, words and text.”

For more information, please call Sarah Kingsley, Community Engagement Coordinator, 757-431-7507 or visit

About Slover Library
Slover Library, awarded the 2015 Best Library Building by the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association, is located at 235 E. Plume Street. The six-story library offers computers, internet access, interactive displays and a digital media lab. Collections include adult popular fiction and nonfiction, a youth library and learning center, and teen services in a casual environment and access to popular teen offerings. Additionally, the community has access to high-tech civic meeting rooms and the important Sargeant Memorial Local History and Genealogy Collection. Slover Library is among the most technologically advanced public libraries in the country. The library is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For information visit or call 757-664-READ (7323).



magazine feature: arte al limite, N79

Click Here to read through Luisa's feature in Chilean magazine, Arte Al Limite