Exhibit: July 24 – August 21, 2017
Opening Reception: July 26, 5-7 PM
The show will include encaustic paintings, driftwood assemblages, the Yeti Series, and copies of her newly published children’s book, “Silas J. Yeti,” as well as illustrations that touch on social and political issues in her personal journey of busy-ness and dark humor.
After being accepted to a fellowship at Maine College of Art in the summer of 2016 Lily had to opportunity to learn the medium of encaustics- painting with heated bees wax. Her love and accessibility to scavenged materials in the summer months inspired her to create three dimensional driftwood assemblages. The “Yeti” series comes from a desire find her “Maine Niche”- having a slight distaste for the popular loon, lupine and moose imagery that is so common in this area.
Lily Webber is a native of the Rangeley area and a graduate of Rangeley Lakes Regional School. Her artistic inspirations come from her mother, who always filled her childhood home with art supplies, projects and crafts as well as from Sonja Johnson, her amazing art teacher from grades 2-12. Lily participated in all the art classes she could including Advanced Placement Art and received a notable score on her AP portfolio. After graduating from Rangeley School she attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts. With several interests including illustration, painting and wood working she eventually decided to combine her interests and love of children into the pursuit of an Art Education degree.
Lily was involved in many volunteer opportunities throughout inner city Boston schools, including an after school arts program in Dorchester Massachusetts and MassArt’s Saturday Studios program, a program for inner city children and training opportunity for Art Education majors. Lily did her student teaching with an amazing mentor teacher Rachel Atkinson in Winchester, Massachusetts, who served two elementary schools with approx. 800 students. She had the pleasure to work with many talented Artists/ Professors throughout her time at Mass Art and developed a unique artist style based in illustration but with a love for a variety of materials both 2D and 3D. After College Lily moved back to the Franklin County area, settling down with her now husband George. After a year of traveling throughout the county as a substitute teacher she was lucky enough to land a job working at Rangeley Lakes Regional School as the K-5 Art Teacher.
Lily has worked for the last 9 years at the Rangeley School, having the opportunity to learn and grow with her former art teacher Sonja and with her talented and high spirited young students. She has since moved back to the Rangeley Area and been blessed with amazing daughter Morghan and a baby coming in the fall.