The Norfolk Library located on 9 Greenwoods Road in this bucolic town located in the Litchfield Hills is hosting an unusual exhibition of the art of Linda Filley. Filly has been has been making her Paper Creations for over 12 years. They grew out of display work she was doing for the store Paper Trail in Rhinebeck, New York. Her Shoes evolved from the signature Paper Dresses she created for the store’s front window.
The Shoes are a transformation of everyday materials such as cardboard, brown paper, wallpaper, old maps and sheet music. Sometimes these are new and sometimes vintage; it depends upon the inspiration. Her work speaks to many themes: recycling, history, and nature with an eye to fashion and whimsy.
Linda is a self taught artist who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and grew up in Montreal, Canada. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley.
The library is open Mon. and Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tues. and Wed. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.