Joy Lillith Hermann’s “The Touchables”

swift passage by joy hermann

THE SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS GALLERY welcomes Joy Lillith Hermann as our featured artist April 6 through May 2. This exciting and varied exhibit features Hermann’s deliciously textured paintings and unique dichroic glass jewelry.

The theme for this show was inspired by Joy’s rich childhood and her memories of visiting museums and art galleries – and wishing she could touch the textured artwork she saw there. And recently those memories were brought back – when Joy let a young child gently touch the surface of one of her paintings, the smile on his face was such a reward that she decided then and there to call this exhibit “The Touchables.”

Joy works in acrylic and mixed media, usually on a large scale. She often uses molding pastes to build up her canvases and creates paintings with layers and layers of glazes and inks. She loves to experiment and is very versatile. She did an intense three month apprenticeship with world-renowned Roy Scallenberger, which enriched her talent in abstracts and also stimulated her creative expressionistic paintings. Her art is featured in private and public collections locally and all across the country.

In addition to her paintings, Joy is an accomplished jewelry maker, using dichroic glass in wonderful layers and shapes to create wearable art. Joy would love to share her knowledge of this unique and colorful material as well as her “touchable” paintings. Enjoy refreshments, “The Touchables” by Joy Lillith Hermann, and  the work of over 100 other member artists at the opening reception Friday, April 10 from 5 – 7 pm.

The SOBA gallery is open from 10 until 5 pm Monday – Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am – 3 pm, and is located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Bluffton.

For more information visit sobagallery.com or call 843-757-6586.