Meet artist behind ‘Literary Characters in Film: Portraits by John David Ratajkowski’ on April 9 reception
The Book Works is presenting an art exhibit titled “Literary Characters in Film: Portraits by John David Ratajkowski” through May 31.
This, the bookstore’s first art exhibition, features portraits of timeless Jewish literary figures, some fictional, others based on historical characters, who have been depicted in classic films. The show integrates literature, film and visual art in its portraits, including, among others, Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski’s film of “The Pianist”; Milo O’Shea as Leopold Bloom in Joseph Strick’s film of “Ulysses”; and Al Pacino as Shylock in Michael Radford’s film of “The Merchant of Venice.”
“We expect that Mr. Ratajkowski’s work will inspire creative discussions across and between admirers of the visual arts, film buffs, and book lovers,” says Lisa Stefanacci, owner of The Book Works.
The exhibit is currently showing at The Book Works and there will be a cocktail reception to meet the artist on Saturday, April 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with brief talks about the theme of the show and the process of creating the art by Kathleen Balgley, curator of the show, and Ratajkowski.
The Book Works is just east of I-5 at Via de la Valle: in the Flower Hill Mall, on the 2nd level, next to the Pannikin Cafe, 2670 Via de la Valle Suite A230, Del Mar, CA 92014. (858) 755-3735.
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