Erin Lea Lorenzen is a multimedia artist whose work explores the relationship between inner experiences and outer environment. She received a bachelor's degrees in Studio Art and Spanish in 2002, and a Masters in Counseling in 2020. Her multimedia work has been celebrated through regional, national, and international exhibitions, publications, grant, scholarship, juried selection, residency, and purchase awards. She has consistently brought Art, Yoga, and Craft programs and events to neighborhood and community centers, detention and rehabilitation facilities, youth service organizations, and exhibition spaces for the past twenty years.
Lorenzen loves working in Fiber Arts, often with non-traditional materials. Some of her most popular classes and workshops in the past few years have been centered around stitching and repurposing household materials. Lorenzen has also been practicing and teaching yoga for 20 years.
This residency will focus on sharing craft techniques with programs for youth, teens, and adults. The details of a public art presentation will be created around these classes and all class participants will be invited to participate in the final project display.
Monthly workshops will be centered around stitching (embroidery, applique, simple garments) printing/painting on fabric, craft construction from recycled materials, and movement/creativity. Each description will be titled and tailored to the Fayetteville Public Library and the Season selected.