Lily Lamberta

If I got lucky maybe I captured Charles taking one of his gems.



4 Responses to “Lily Lamberta”

  1. 1 Lesley
    January 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Interesting show, sorry had to leave before the music started

  2. January 14, 2012 at 12:42 am

    You should have said something, I try to speak the kings English although I’m a fish out of water most places I go (chuckle). It was a big deal for me to be out after that severe of a front and the big drop in temperature. I hurt all over. Love Lily’s work and have been wanting to see her play the accordion again. We probably left too early also.

  3. January 15, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Really like this review from River City Rapids :

    January 12th, 2012

    Lily Lamberta: Don’t Take Your Art Too Seriously

    Who wouldn’t want a mounted head to hang over their fireplace?
    No, no, not an actual dead animal’s head or anything that’s going to set PETA off, but something big and impressive and animal-like.

    The perfect thing would be one of Lily Lamberta’s recycled cardboard and paper mache heads, colorfully painted and with magnificent fabric hair or horns or something equally appropriate and whimsical.
    Lily’s new show, “Pageant-Style Puppetry and Folk Art,” opens at Eric Schindler Gallery Friday at 7:00 until 10:00 and runs until February 7.

    The puppets and heads on display are guaranteed to be amazing because Lily doesn’t make any other kind. Using found materials, Lily’s over-active imagination recreates them into something fresh and fascinating.
    She’s been known to craft a giraffe’s head, a dog’s, a camel’s and sometimes even mountain goat-like ones and, and the list goes on. In most cases, these heads are bigger than their actual animal counterparts.
    In Lily’s artistic world, she gets to decide how big the animals get.

    But they’re so beautifully done, down to the detailing of the mount board, with shading and appropriate ears and nostrils and more personality than can possibly be conveyed in words.
    Lily is the mastermind behind All the Saints Theater Company, the fine folks who bring us the Oregon Hill Halloween parade every year; she also spearheaded the puppet making effort of the last two year’s May Day Parades.

    In a city full of artistic ability, Lily’s work has an offbeat charm, a sense of humor that can’t be ignored.
    Part of the beauty of Lily’s mounted heads is that they are anything but the expected. It’s an unusual person who wouldn’t react with delight, or at the very least a big old grin, on coming upon one of them mounted on a wall.
    Schindler Gallery’s small rooms and intimate vibe are an ideal venue for Lily’s army of creatures. But be warned: you are going to smile and you may start envisioning one on your own wall.
    Lily has that effect on people.

    Karen is Just your average Jackson Ward resident who thinks Richmond offers more than enough to keep you occupied and entertained. She smiles too much, talks way too much, is too into music, and shares her opinion whether it’s asked for or not on her blog “I Could Go On and On.”

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