Heather is currently the Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs in the Mayor's Office of Lexington, KY.  Her award-winning work as an independent producer and director includes A Lasting Thing for the World: The Photography of Doris Ulmann, one of the United States most respected and prolific portrait photographers during the 1920's and 1930's:  M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake, a documentary exploring the activism and artistry of twin brothers, Marvin and Morgan SmithLaura Clay: Voice of Change, a biography of Kentuckian and national woman's rights activist, Laura Clay; Imani, an exploration of Kwanzaa, the African American holiday, through the writings of poet Nikky Finney and the work of southern African American artists; and James Still's River of Earth, a portrait of James Still, one of Appalachia's most celebrated writers.

Films by Heather Lyons

M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake

Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin brothers and prolific African American artists, boldly moved from Kentucky to New York in 1933 to pursue artistic careers.