The Swift Creek Mill Playhouse will present a special art event in conjunction with their upcoming play, Honky Tonk Angels. Chesterfield artist, Terry Lacy will display her artwork, featuring “Spirited Women and Country Culture,” during the six- week run of the play. The playhouse, located in Colonial Heights, is a long established dinner-theatre, and the paintings will be shown in the restaurant portion of the building.
Terry Lacy’s creative professional history in central Virginia begins in 1978, when she opened her jewelry business in Old Towne, Petersburg. “Ladysmith” specialized in handcrafted gold and silver jewelry, where Terry repaired, designed, and made jewelry by commission. The business is still active, and is now located in her Chester studio.
Terry has been an artist most of her life, and has worked in many mediums. In 1990, she was influenced by the work of her friend, local artist, Faye Henderson. Terry began taking watercolor lessons from Faye, and thus began her 23 year (so far) painting career. Terry’s work has evolved through the years, and watercolor led to acrylics, and then to oil painting on canvas. The subject matter has also changed greatly throughout her career, and now is based mostly around portraits. This has become Terry’s great challenge, to not only paint a good likeness, but capture the spirit of her subject(s), and make it a good painting. Interaction and relationships are important in works featuring more than one subject. Terry’s painting style would be considered representational, and bold color and contrast are ever present in the paintings.
Terry is currently a member of PAAL, The Chesterfield Artists Association, Crossroads Gallery, and VMFA.
Honky Tonk Angels opens to the public on Friday, March 29, and runs through May 4. Call The Swift Creek Mill Playhouse for tickets to the dinner-theatre or for theatre only at (804) 748-5203.