Exploratory art at the Craig Gallery

Apr 12, 2014
“Infinity Sea” is a 2013 gouache on paper by Heather Lyon.

Unity — "Space and Waves and Tendencies" is on display through April 25 in Unity College’s Leonard R. Craig Gallery. The public is invited to a free reception Friday, April 18, at 4 p.m. at the gallery, located in the lobby of Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Refreshments will be provided.

Heather Lyon's work is an exploration of the palpability of place, systems and ways of perceiving energy through the metaphoric use of materials. Her work often uses repetitive tasks such as piecing, sewing, wrapping, embroidery, knitting and binding. She seeks to create objects, environments and images that are simultaneously themselves and more than themselves.

Lyon was born on the coast of Maine and received her MFA and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown at numerous galleries in Chicago, Nantes (France) and Maine, as well as being a featured artist in “Scope-New York.” She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt., and at Atelier Alain LeBras in Nantes, France, as well as workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Maine), Ox-Bow Artist's Colony (Michigan) and the Burren College of Art (Ireland).

After living and working in France for four years, she returned to Maine in 2009 where she built an ecological home with her husband and son. She is currently the Exhibition Chair for the Deer Isle Artist's Association in Deer Isle.

For more information contact Ben Potter, Professor of Art/Curator of the Leonard R. Craig Gallery, at 948-9239 or bpotter@unity.edu. The Craig Gallery is open during events and by appointment.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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