Boulder’s Paper Queen: Heather Cherry

Our Visiting Artist Series is gearing up for another event. We are so excited to introduce you to Heather Cherry.

Heather Cherry is an artist and educator living in Boulder.  With a Studio Art degree from Pine Manor College, and a Master’s in Art Education from Tufts University, she has been teaching art classes and exhibiting her work for many years.  Heather currently teaches classes, camps, and workshops at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

“My love of paper and its creative possibilities has early roots.  Growing up in the subtle landscape of the midwest, I can recall many moments spent gathering and weaving twigs and found treasures into forest “houses” and large-scale “nests.”  Wide-eyed and  chasing enchantment, long rolls of shelf paper and watercolor puddles became flying capes and storytelling crowns.  Tattered paper, weathered stone, beeswax and salt, contrasts and subtleties…  All of these have been found and assembled, woven and sewn, into paper boats and installations, layered Lokta dresses and knotted fiber webs.  Pieces of my explorations can be found in backyard apple trees and Iowa wheat fields, as well as the collections of a few generous souls both local and beyond.  With a Master’s in Art Education from Tufts University, a beginning based on Rachel Carson and fireflies, and a firm belief in the possible, I never want to lose my sense of awe…”

Heather will set up a temporary studio space and work in the paper room at Two Hands Friday. There’s no need to RSVP. Drop in for this free event on October 12th from 2-5 pm. Stop in to watch her work and discuss her creative process. You can also experience her work, which is now hanging as the shop’s window display.

For more information on the events and classes with Two Hands Paperie, visit our website at www.twohandspaperie.com or stop in at 803 Pearl.