Laura Didyk

“My first experience with the Center for Peace through Culture was participating as a visual artist in the Housy Windows Project, after which CPC hosted my first solo show, Erasures, in the Little Gallery, as well as  a workshop, The Art (& Fun!) of Erasure Poetry. I have enjoyed several events as an attendee, including Sheela Clary’s Storyteller Night and El Viaje II, an exhibition by KATUNEMO.” 

Laura Didyk

The 100-Day Matchbox Project

mixed-media on paper adhered to standard
Diamond Greenlight matchboxes,  27”x27”

$2,700

Every year, thousands of people around the world commit to making art every day for 100 days. #The100DayProject is a free global art project that takes place online via social media. I chose this particular project in 2017 because I thought it would be fun (which it was), as well as doable (so small!). I naively assumed that small meant quick—I was wrong! With a full-time work schedule, 100 days of matchboxes became 100 days of sleep deprivation. Many nights, the
moment my head hit the pillow, I’d remember, “Sh*t! I didn’t do my matchbox!” And up I’d get. I never missed a day. Since then I’ve completed nine of these projects. The community aspect, the inspiration from other participants (friends, family, and strangers) has become the foundation of my creative practice.

Laura Didyk

Open Window
mixed-media on paper, 4” x 4”
(image transfer, origami paper, gouache, matte medium)

$75

Laura Didyk

Windfall
mixed-media on paper, 4” x 4”
(origami paper, gouache, matte medium)

$75

Laura Didyk

Spring Sunday
mixed-media on paper, 4” x 4”
(image transfer, origami paper, gouache, matte medium)

$75

About Laura

Laura Didyk, MFA, is an illustrator, visual artist, writer, and teacher. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Berkshire Museum, the Center for Peace through Culture, the Housy Windows Project, and other galleries, group shows, and exhibit spaces throughout the Northeast. Her illustrations, erasure poems, and collage work have been printed in Orion, Washington Post Magazine, No Tokens, and on the cover of Nelle and Evolv Magazin (Frankfurt, Germany). They have also been anthologized in Collage Your Life (Storey), Lost Objects (Hat & Beard Press), and Ethel Zine. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have been published in Diagram, Post Road, Painted Bride Quarterly, Fence, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Sun, among others. She has been a resident writing fellow at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and VCCA. She lives in Great Barrington, MA.

website: lauradidyk.com

Instagram: @lauradidyk

Laura held her first solo show, Erasures, at CPC in 2023, where she also lead an art workshop, The Art (& Fun!) of Erasure Poetry. She has also created artwork for CPC’s Housy Windows Project in Housatonic.