“Wild Canvases: A Step Into Modern Embroidery”
Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Bear Gallery
Join us in the Bear Gallery on Thursday, August 17th at 7 p.m. for an artist talk with Lyndsi R. Harris.
In this talk entitled “Wild Canvases: A Step Into Modern Embroidery”, Lyndsi will discuss her unusual process as a modern embroidery artist and her mission to intertwine her enthusiastic appreciation of nature and wildlife conservation with her art practice. Lyndsi will discuss how she came up with this idea in the first place, sustainability in her art practice, and why she’s such a nature nerd.
About the Artist:
Lyndsi R. Harris is a contemporary mixed media artist. She specializes in watercolor and hand embroidery on a variety of non-traditional canvases including birch tree bark and hand-tanned salmon leather.
In 2022, Lyndsi was selected as the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Artist of the Year. In addition, she was chosen as the featured artist for the 2022 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. Most recently, Lyndsi’s art was accepted into a juried exhibition at the D’Art Center in Norfolk VA and received an exhibition award.
Lyndsi serves her art community on the Fairbanks Arts Association board of directors, the Tanana Valley Farmers Market board of directors, and teaches embroidery courses through the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and the University of Alaska Summer Sessions program.
While Lyndsi has lived all over the western US, she currently makes her home in Fairbanks, Alaska. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Biology at Walla Walla University where her passion for nature and wildlife conservation evolved. These themes are reflected heavily in her artwork and the organizations she chooses to support with it.