Stephanie Lane Stephenson
Artist Reception: Wednesday, November 30th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sushma’s Dream Catchers are not the”typical” dream catchers with a spider web type weave.
They are a colorful burst of nature and shiny embellishments combined to be hung as trendy décor abut also as a reminder of precious life and how lucky we are to be safe and sound. There is so much love put into each one of these pieces of art. Stephanie uses, drift wood, fabric, stones, beads, yarn, and wire, but the most important item Stephanie uses to embellish her dream catchers is recycled sari silk purchased fair trade from Eastern India. The sari silk symbolizes the life of a little girl named Sushma (her name means beautiful). Sushma was rescued from a brothel in the red light district of New Delhi, India when she was 4 years old. Every time a
dream catcher is sold, a percentage goes to Sushma.
Stephanie Lane Stephenson is a mother of three young children, wife, singer/songwriter and artist living in Crested Butte, CO. She was born into an artistic minded family in 1979 and was raised in Colorado. Although she has not had a formal art education, she has been drawing, painting, and creating since her early teens. She has been selling numerous mediums locally in Crested Butte for a decade through various shops, art festivals and was also a member of the Paragon Gallery, in downtown Crested Butte for 3 years. In the past she has sold picture frames and mirrors that she wood burned scenes and words onto, then finished each piece with bright acrylic paints. Also, Stephanie hand makes greeting cards and small notebooks with mountain scenes made with colorful layered paper. She hand cuts every shape, antiques the edges of every piece and then layers and glues the pieces together to create a colorful abstract mountain scene.
Currently you can find these at Rumors Coffee and Tea House. Stephanie’s most recent artistic adventure is “Sushma’s Dreamcatchers”. They are available for purchase at Rhapsody, a trendy bohemian-style women’s clothing and accessory store in downtown Crested Butte.