Terry Lacy: Of Sky, Earth and Water

Opening: Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 6 – 8 pm
Friday, Apr 1 – May 7, 2022

37W570 Bolcum Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175

If you look at the work of Terry Lacy, you may think that he creates beautiful wall art using pastels. In reality, Terry is a fantastic artist who creates landscapes using his handmade paper. 

Terry started working with handmade paper over thirty years ago and has continued exploring and fine-tuning the medium to produce his handmade paper landscapes. Hand papermaking is a liquid medium that allows Terry to manipulate the art into various possibilities. Using the medium of pigmented cotton fibers suspended in water, Terry makes his one-of-a-kind handmade paper pieces. He can contour the edges of each piece to follow images such as clouds, water and landforms and create multiple color variations and gradations. The finished paper piece always has a unique mat finish which would be difficult to achieve in other mediums.

Terry's work was first seen in Fine Line's Kavanagh Gallery in 2019 as part of the Voices of the Midwest show. Terry returns to the Kavanagh Gallery with a collection of 25 pieces of art depicting landscapes and seascapes saturated with color. The exhibition titled Of Sky, Earth and Water will be displayed at Fine Line's Kavanagh Gallery from April 1st to May 7th but will be closed for Easter on April 15 and 16. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm. 

Fine Line will hold an in-person reception on Thursday, March 31st, from 6-8 pm to officially open the show. The artist, Terry, will be talking at 6.30 pm about his work and how he creates fantastic art pieces. It's a chance to meet the Indiana artist and hear about his passion for his art. 

As with all gallery receptions at Fine Line, it is free and open to everyone.