Marianne Lettieri on the “Death and Life of an Object”

By August 17, 2015November 24th, 2015Press Releases

Free Artist Talk at Mountain View Library – August 27, 7pm

On Thursday, August 27 at 7 pm, the public is invited to attend a FREE lecture at the Mountain View Library to participate in a discussion with Bay area visual artist Marianne Lettieri about the meanings embedded in historical and everyday materials and the ways artists use them in creative expression. The Mountain View Library is located at 585 Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets.

Lettieri works with cultural artifacts and common objects. Her mixed media constructions incorporate visual metaphors such as architectural fragments, ephemera, clothing, and tools to explore life’s preoccupations and the shared human desire to remember. As part of the lecture, she will bring several objects to encourage audience participation in the creative visioning process that is part of making art, and will ask individuals to share a visual metaphor or meaning that an object conjures for them.

This presentation is a collaboration between the Los Altos History Museum (LAHM) and the Mountain View Library. Two of Ms. Lettieri’s art pieces are included in LAHM’s current exhibition Reflect+Create: Where Art and History Intersect – on display through October 4. The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road and is open Thursday–Sunday from noon to 4pm, with free admission.

Lettieri’s recent exhibitions include “House/Work” at Peninsula Museum of Art, “Evidence of Life” at Badè Archaeology Museum and Doug Adams Gallery, “Poetics of Disposability” at Triton Museum of Art, “Changing Context” at Azusa Pacific University, and “Metaphors and Memories” at Community School of Music and Arts. Her work is in the collections of the City of Palo Alto, Oracle Corporation, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction. She has an M.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University and B.F.A. from University of Florida. More information about the artist is available at

The next program in the exhibition series is at 7pm on Thursday, September 24 at the Los Altos History Museum, where a Panel of California Artists will discuss working with history. A collaboration with the California Historical Society, it includes refreshments and is $5 for LAHM/CHS members, $10 for non-members. Register in advance at www.losaltoshistory .org or pay at the door. 7pm.

For more information about these programs or the exhibition, go to or contact Johanna Fassbender, Collections & Exhibitions Manager at 650.948.9427 x 16 or


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Johanna Fassbender, Collections & Exhibitions Manager – 650.948.9427 x16 –
Laura Bajuk, Executive Director – 650.948.9427 x10 –