PARSIPPANY — The Friends of the Parsippany Library is continuing its art sale fundraiser following its opening during their recent Bollywood Night. Guests had the chance to view and purchase prints of original mandala designs by Deepa Vavilala at the opening held on Friday, June 8 at the Parsippany Main Library. From each purchase, fifty percent of the sale price will go to the Friends of the Parsippany Library and back to the library for purchases of materials and programs. The sale will be taking place through Monday, June 25.
Deepa Vavilala is a current resident of Parsippany. Throughout her life, Deepa has always enjoyed arts and crafts. It was about a year ago that she stumbled upon mandalas through her daughter’s art competition. She started experimenting with creating her own versions of these symmetric and intricate drawings in pen and ink. She is a self-taught artist who draws her inspiration from nature and everyday objects around her.
As a way to give back to the library system, she approached the Friends of the Parsippany Library with the idea of selling her prints, an idea they were happy to implement.
Priced at just $10.00 to $20.00, the sale allows the public easy access to original artwork as well as a way to support the library system.
Library visitors can view a display of the pieces for sale on the first floor of the Parsippany Main Library and place their order at the front desk, with cash only being accepted. Those interested can also browse and order online at Mrs. Vavilala’s Etsy store, ArtbyDeepaV by clicking here.
All orders will be available for pickup at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Main Public Library, 449 Halsey Road.
The Friends of the Parsippany Library’s funds come from book sales, revenue from “The Book Nook” (the Friends’ used book store) and various fundraisers. The remainder of the budget is made up of annual dues paid by the membership (whether individual or corporate), donations, and grants.
To learn more about how you can contribute to the growth of Parsippany’s libraries, visit the Friends of the Parsippany Library website by clicking here.