Oak Park Artist Amani Borah to Exhibit Art in February
Oak Park artist Amani Borah will exhibit his colorful artwork through the month of February at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. His show is titled "Maji Mazito" which means "strong water" in Swahili. Amani is a self-taught artist who was born in Mombasa, Kenya. An artist reception will be held on Sunday, February 5 from 3 to 5 pm in Oak Park Public Library’s Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.
Amani creates detailed pieces with pencil, ink, markers, paint pens, and glitter. Most of the imagery in his art is inspired by symbols from his dreams, as well as his memories of home. He is a resident artist at Dancing Krow Studio/Third Friday Gallery in the Oak Park Arts District.
Oak Park Public Library’s Art Gallery features a local artist or group of artists each month. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours. For information on upcoming exhibits visit http://oppl.org/about/library-information/art-library/art-gallery.
Each of Oak Park Public Library’s locations has unique and beautiful art in permanent collections, and quotes from literary and local figures throughout the buildings. Find more information about the library’s permanent art collection at http://oppl.org/about/library-information/art-library/main-library.