Raised in the Midwest and widely traveled, today Suzy Vance lives and creates in the Indiana Dunes. She is a fiber artist who “paints" using animal and other fibers, creating works honoring our environment: Earth, the heavens, and nature.
Mostly self-taught, Suzy began playing with fiber when her mother taught her to knit at the age of 12. One thing has led to another…knitting…weaving…spinning…in 2007 felting…and, most recently, combining felting with paper-making.
Suzy says, “My home is the Earth. It’s the rock on which we all create. The actual process of working with fiber is my way of embracing my journey from beginning to end. Through my creations I hope to imbue gratitude in each of us for all that we are and all that contributes to us...each day…every moment…and to inspire us to look beyond the picture…beyond what we see…into the possibilities we haven’t yet acknowledged or even considered…”
Suzy also serves as associate curator for The Depot Museum and Art Gallery in Beverly Shores, Indiana.
On June 5th there will be an Artist Reception to celebrate the opening of "Planting Seeds of Possibility” . The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about her work and fascinating creative process..
Both the exhibit and the artists reception are free to public.