Linda Willis Fisher and Robert Fisher, Rashod Taylor, Alexis and Mike Kalish
In the Brandt Gallery...
The McLean County Arts Center
The Bloomington Normal
KodaRoamers Camera Club exhibition
in the Brandt Gallery August 4- September 2, 2017. The free and public Opening Reception will be on Friday, August 4, 5 - 7 pm
Sponsored by Gay Dolan, Yvonne & Brian Hoop, and the Julia Davis Law Firm.
The Bloomington Normal KodaRoamers Camera Club will be exhibiting photographs taken by their members of 10-12 nonprofit, charitable, and community building clubs in McLean County. This demonstration of affiliation between clubs that support and make up our culture will strengthen our common goals as community members. Clubs included may be: American Legion, Boy Scouts, Central Illinois Radio, Habitat for Humanity, International Women’s Club, Lake Run Club, Master Gardeners, McLean County India Association, McLean County Courthouse Quilters, Twin City Cruisers, 4-H, and Young Mens’ Club.
In the Sales Gallery...
The McLean County Arts Center presents Krystal Lyon ’s exhibition Figura Autem A Femina in the Sales Gallery June 16 – July 29, 2017. The free and public Reception will be on Friday, June 23, 5 - 7 pm.
“Four years ago I was introduced to the fiber sculptures of Judith Scott and instantly connected with how she used fiber and string to speak truths hidden away in her mind. As soon as I started making my own sculptures I recognized them as female.
A strong frame, veins woven together and multi layered, these ladies developed curves and shapes that were so attractive and curious. I’m interested in what makes up a woman, the masculine and the feminine that are woven into us from conception, so there are references to our mothers and fathers in each piece. I also believe that the secrets we hold and hide give us unexpected shapes. I wanted to hide hopes and prayers and even regret and shame in each sculpture, some towards the surface but others at the core of each woman. These are my hidden treasures. You could try to unravel the secret but you would tear the woman apart and she would never be the same after.
Figura Autem A Femina is latin for “The Shape Of A Woman”. These sculptures are my way of recognizing women, seeing them as layered, beautiful and full of mystery. Contemplating what their lives mean today and the shape they will take as the years pass. Each of these women have given me hope and inspired me. I pray, with these sculptures, I can display their glory and bear witness to their stories”.
Krystal Kay Lyon is a fiber artist from North Augusta, South Carolina currently living in Bloomington/Normal.