Brick by Brick: Atlanta’s Collier Heights

Southern Spaces, an online journal of in Collaboration with Emory University has published a photo essay of my work in Collier Heights.

To access the publication, please visit their homepage ( or navigate to the following direct link:

Please pass on to other friends and colleagues and let me know what you think.


Hambidge Creative Residency Program

card booksHere is an example of what I am doing at the Hambidge Center of Creative Arts & Sciences in Northern Georgia. Taking Card Catalog cards that I got from Amesbury Public Library (thank you Julie) and Western Carolina University (thank you Sandy) I create new narratives that when sewn together tell stories of women, adventure, politics, wilderness, and friendship. Securely scaffold onto tree branches and vines from the local forest, they evoke memory, comfort, and security of the many days spent in the library among paper, type, binding, wood, and soft light.


forsythia book





Two weeks at the Hambidge residency isn’t enough. The area is beautiful in the spring with blooming flowing trees and daffodils.  The Red buds were spectacular.

My many jaunts took me along clear flowing rivers and streams, over mountain passes, and through extensive forests.

Cabin at Hambidge
Fisher Cabin

The cabin was huge for one person but just right for one visual artist. It gave me room to expand my materials and ideas.

Thank you Hambidge!!


Art Show at Essex Art Center

What happens when a photographer, a painter, and an art gallery get together? Come see!

A new exhibition featuring …..

Photographs by Lydia Harris

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Paintings by Susan Bailey


PTown Shops Lawrence night

……and called “Building Community” is happening at the Essex Art Center’s lovely Sidell Gallery, located in a renovated mill building in Lawrence, just off 495.  There will be a grand opening party on March 11, 2016, from 5 to 7PM. The exhibition continues through the end of April.

We would love to see you at the opening celebration. Please join us!

Essex Art Center is located at 56 Island St., Lawrence, Massachusetts

Show runs from March 11th – April 29th