Fiber | Beads
The threads of Lynda Orzen’s artistry are woven into the fabric of the Oregon City community as well as her fiber arts designs. “My real art is working with organizations and events,” she tells us. Lynda is one of the original founders of the Three Rivers Artist Guild (TRAG) and helped weave the local artists’ role into the First City Celebration.
She is also President of the Friends of the Oregon City Library, took a key role in the Carnegie Library’s 100th Anniversary celebration, and is involved with the Hopkins Demonstration Forest, which hosts the “Forest of Arts” events.
With so many community activities, it’s amazing that she finds time for her artwork! Somehow, she has always found time for sewing and crafting. “I have to thank my Grandma Grace for teaching me how to crochet and sew when I was five years old,” she remembers. From those early days of doll clothes and homemade hats, she grew into costume design for the theater arts department at Lane Community College. Branching out, she took classes in jewelry design, stone cutting and beading as well.
Today, she creates wearable art kimonos, fabric collage greeting cards and fiber wall hangings for gallery sales. Lynda’s unique tapestry of skills enhances both the gallery and the community! You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.