"Imaginary Friends," needle felted wool sculpture by Ronda Jones, is on exhibit in the Portage Lake District Library. (Photos courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)
HOUGHTON -- "Imaginary Friends," a needle felted wool sculpture installation by Ronda Jones, is on exhibit in the Portage Lake District Library through April.
Jones says about this work, "It is born of long days alone in my parents’ back yard. Imaginary Friends pays tribute to the magical creatures, friend and foe, I created as a five year old to keep me company and to explain the unexplainable."
Giraffe detail by Ronda Jones.
Ronda Jones is a local artist and long-time volunteer at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock. She holds a degree in fiber design from Finlandia University and lives in Laurium with her husband, son, several pets, and a host of imaginary friends.
This exhibition is a collaboration between the Copper Country Community Arts Council and the Portage Lake District Library. For more information contact the Community Arts Center at 482-2333.