‘Wild at Home’ collection by Libby Chenault opens at Honey Salon

Honey Salon, 310 W Holly St., presents “Wild at Home,” a new collection of paintings and mixed-media fiber art by “moth and squirrel” proprietor Libby Chenault. The exhibit 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 during the Downtown Art Walk.

Opening night includes music mix-master PhDJ, hand-crafted warm winter beverages, sweet noshes, and a “Wild at Home” pop-up shop featuring ornaments, wreaths, stockings and stuffed animals.

“Wild at Home” blurs the lines of reality, folklore and fantasy with scenes and characters drawn from the edges of wild woods. Layers of yarn, thread and paint depict vivid scenes inspired by fairy tales, classic children's literature, natural history and interior design.

Chenault is best known for her quirky stuffed animals and hats made from reclaimed materials, sold under the name “moth and squirrel.” For more on her work, see mothandsquirrel.com/blog.

During December, Honey Salon supports Lydia Place, a Bellingham nonprofit that serves homeless families. The event on Dec. 5 is a fundraiser and kicks off a monthlong food collection for Lydia Place. Learn more at lydiaplace.org.

Exhibit details: 360-778-3858, honeybellingham.com