Telluride's July First Thursday Art Walk: Boody At Sapsucker

[click “Play” for Lucy Boody’s conversation with Susan]

Lucyboody Amy Jean Boebel is on a roll. All summer long the owner of Sapsucker Studios, 299 Sputh Spruce, is displaying the work of remarkable women like herself. In June, it was Ally Crilly’s elephants. In July, it is Lucy Boody’s scarf art, the artist’s first one-woman show.

Lucy Boody was once upon a time the Town of Telluride’s dogcatcher, a job she “co-chaired” with Michael Saftler. But there is a little more to her story than jailing our furry friends.

Lucy Boody arrived in Telluride in 1972 just when the woebegone little town was becoming a ski resort and the rest is history. In short order the former teacher – Great Books, creative writing, aerobics and gymnastics –  and champion ice-skater became one of Telluride’s go-to photographers. Photography was an early form of artistic expression for the talented Lucy, but by no means the first and only craft she mastered.

Lucy is also a fiber artist, whose output – scarves to baby booties – became popular items at the annual Telluride Artisans Guild bazaar. But before knitting, came sewing, her first form of fiber art. Today Boody experiments with natural fibers, including Nuno wet felting, to make exotic, light and durable wearable art in colors as wild and wonderful as she is.

The opening reception at Sapsucker is Thursday, July 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

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