May Art Show Literary Adornments by Emily Daly
May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reception Thursday, May 5 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets.
Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business, E.V.D.’s Whimsies. However, arts and crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials, including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.