Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore: “Inside the Mind of an Artist”
Local fiber artist Natasha Lehrer Lewis will be featured in the next Brown Bag/Local Lore lecture series! Focusing on her passion of “interweaving the worlds of art, education, and agriculture together,” Lewis will share “her story as an artist,
entrepreneur, educator and shepherd.”
Lewis is owner and Creative Director of Esther’s Place in Big Rock, Illinois, a fiber arts studio offering classes, workshops, retreats, and group education programs. Her own work includes installation pieces, wearables, and sculpture, using hand-spun and dyed yarn from local farms and her own flock.
Lewis’ work has been featured nationally and internationally, winning numerous awards including Best Use of Color for her piece “Past Presence” in Italy’s Verona Tessile Festival in 2011. Her teaching credits include schools, organizations, and libraries across the Midwest, as well as the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Midwest Fiber and Folk Festival.
This program is a collaboration with the Ellwood House Museum. The program begins at noon in the Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center, 509 North First Street, DeKalb. Guests are welcome to bring a sack lunch.