St. Luke's sponsoring artist lecture at library Sunday

Artwork by Suzanne Moore
Artwork by Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore, a contemporary artist and expert in lettering arts, will speak at Darien Library on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.

Moore will present examples of her distinctive art, in which she combines calligraphy and artistic lettering with painting, printmaking, and drawing to create contemporary images.

With a career spanning more than 30 years in making manuscript books, Moore’s work is rooted in traditions of historical manuscripts, but her books are contemporary in approach, with the vision and sensibility of a 21st-century artist.

Moore is one of seven international artists chosen to contribute interpretive gilded artwork to the Saint John’s Bible, a hand-written, contemporary, illuminated manuscript, completed in 2011.

Moore’s work is exhibited widely, and her books have been acquired for US and European collections, including those in the Pierpont Morgan Library, Princeton University, Harvard University and The Library of Congress. She previously led a team of 12 Lettering Artists at American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio.

St. Luke’s Parish is sponsoring Moore’s lecture and is displaying a copy of the Saint John’s Bible, which includes Moore’s artwork, this year. All are welcome and no reservation is required. Darien Library is located at 1441 Post Road in Darien.