May 20 - July 24, 2011
Lisa Hertzi is an artist, designer, art quilter, computer adventurer, teacher and maker of decidedly funky dolls and patterns. The delicious texture and colors of fabric-play captured her as a child and have kept her as a blissful hostage for the last 30 years. Her quilts and art dolls are featured in many craft books, galleries and private homes. Lisa is a National Artisan for Bernina USA, and has recently written and illustrated her first book, Art Doll Adventures for Rockport Press.
Precocious daughter of Joseph Hertzi, former director of The Canton Museum of Art, Lisa Hertzi grew up in the dense creative atmosphere of the old Case Mansion, with two artistic parents as role models. With history as a starting point, Lisa creates imaginative dolls that are inspired by different cultures and historical icons. Through these figures, she explores the creative process, the meaning and significance of each figure and expands that process to include experiments with journaling, collage, mixed media and found objects. A graduate of Kent State University with a BFA in Studio Art/Design, Hertzi’s background in design and illustration has been the impetus for her current research andexperimentation into computer graphics and design.
“This exhibit is dedicated to my mother, Judi Hertzi, who encouraged our family to live a creative life – as makers and doers”
- Lisa Hertzi