Local artist to have work displayed at Havelock library

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Artist Kristin Noelle Healey is showing her work during November at the Havelock-Craven County Library. A reception for her is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the library.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 03:02 PM.

Artist Kristin Healey isn’t out to destroy the pages of old books, just to cut them up enough to give them a new life.

Healey, the featured artist for November at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library, will be treated to a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the library.

Healey can take an old page from a long-ago discarded book and painstakingly slice an intricate piece of genuine artwork out of it.

"I don’t rip the books apart. I don’t take the still readable books. I take the books that are the lonesome ones that somebody has put at the end of their driveway or the books that are already falling apart," Healey said.

Healey, of Newport, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and owner of Noelle Designs.

"Once I hit college years, I studied art at VCU in Richmond, Va.," Healey said. "I went in to be a painter but they had an amazing program there they called the craft major, so my focus there was sculpture, ceramic pottery, glass blowing, jewelry, nothing like I’m doing now."

She will be hanging 30 pieces of her unique artistry in the library.

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