September First Friday: Liz Goins

Artist, Liz Goins from Charles Town, WV joins us in September with Paper Cuts and Book Arts. 

First Friday Opening Reception is September 1st • 6:30-8:30
Meet the artist • Light Refreshments Served


Elizabeth’s body of work demonstrates her own unique style of papercutting by replacing the traditional use of scissors for an x-acto knife and mixing up the conventional form of papercutting with her own experiments. For example, “I incorporate papercuttings in my altered books as well as making books by hand using papercutting techniques for the book pages. Each papercutting is one of kind. “Even if I recreate a design I can’t help but change a component to create a one of a kind papercutting”.

Images for Elizabeth’s papercuttings are inspired by her everyday experiences.


Elizabeth resides in Charles Town, West Virginia where she offers workshops in her studio, teaching Book Arts, Papermaking, and Papercutting. Elizabeth teaches art through The Council for the Arts, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and the Art Center, Sarasota Florida. Elizabeth has been a resident artist in the Jefferson County West Virginia school system and serves on the board for the Jefferson Arts Council, Teaching Arts Creatively (TAC). She is a participating juried member of the Over the Mountain Studio Tour, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Elizabeth’s work has been shown at the Franklin County Arts Alliance, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Council for the Arts, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Artomatic Jefferson, West Virginia, Art Center, Sarasota, Florida, Gifts Inn Boonsboro (featured Artist), Boonsboro, Maryland, Delaplane Visual Arts Center, Frederick Maryland, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland, Charles Town Library, Charles Town, West Virginia, South Jefferson Library, Summit Point, West Virginia, and the Grove Family Library, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Goins has a master’s degree in art education K-12.

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