The Richfield Arts Commission welcomes the following new artist displays in Richfield.
At the City Hall & Municipal Center, Deneece Lacy has Healing Jewelry, Wraps, Shawls and Ethnic Hats in RAC's display case.
Deneece states: "I have been creating jewelry since 2007 and Isis Designs has been in business since 2009. I currently design Intentional Healing jewelry from precious and semi-precious stones. Being a natural stone diviner and a certified energy healer in several modalities, I learned my skills from studying over 20 texts including the Bible, Ayurvedic texts from India and Chinese Medicine texts on the uses of crystals, their energies and stone healing and classes at Normandale Community College. I use semi-precious stones, gold, silver, copper wire, wood and bone beads to create my designs. If it’s different and unique, I will find a way to create it.
I learned all forms of needle arts from my two Great Aunts who taught me sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, tatting, cross-stitch, bargello, needlepoint, etc. Everything, according to them that a young woman should know. From those experiences, I learned to create any and everything that I found attractive and unique from books and my own ideas. I create Shawls, Wraps, Clothing and Ethnic Hats.
Isis Designs, Inc., is a fusion of spiritual and energy healing modalities along with jewelry & fashion to facilitate an experience of inner peace in body, mind and spirit.
Isis Designs, Inc. is “Intentional Healing, Jewelry & Fashion in Beautiful Design”." http://www.isisdesignsinc.com/index.html
Deneece sells her art at many shows and will be a vendor at the Community Center's Annual Craft show in October. Her work will be on display at City Hall until mid-October.
At the Community Center, Judy Goebel's paintings and fiber art will be displayed now through October. Judy has been a resident of Richfield most of her life and is currently Co-Chair of the Richfield Arts Commission.
Judy states: "I have wanted to be an artist since I was a young child, and did my college degree in fine art. My approach to art is as a meditative practice that allows me to be more fully aware and present in my life. I find that I get great joy from the process of making art.
I like to joke that I never met a fiber I didn’t love. I learned to hand spin wool in the 1970’s and have explored all aspects of this ancient craft: sources of fiber, preparation techniques and dyeing, various methods of spinning and making the finished yarn into beautiful and useful works of art. To my mind, watercolor paint brushes
and paper are made from fiber and paint is another form of dye. When I paint, I like to use colors in a rich stew that evokes a time, place or feeling. The paintings in this show
are primarily inspired by travel. A number of the landscapes and the painting of the sheep came out of a trip to Scotland last spring. I found the weathered mountains, the sea and the moody and highly changeable weather
fascinating, and the many flocks of sheep were a wonderful bonus.
As a handspinner, I am well aware of the hours of work that go into every skein of yarn, and I treasure every inch of it, so I like to use it in ways that don’t generate much waste. Coiled baskets and bias (triangle) weaving are both techniques that allow the yarn to stand out and use almost every bit. The baskets I make are basically armatured textiles somewhere between utilitarian objects and sculpture. I have explored using crochet and other textile techniques to embellish them, and attach beads and other materials using needle and thread. My bias woven pieces explore the interplay of colors between warp and weft and the textural changes that occur when fabric is fulled and felted."
Judy will be demonstrating her spinning at Penn Fest on Sunday, September 16th. She also offers a number of classes for Richfield/Bloomington Community Education.