* ABOUT the ARTIST *

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Mary has been involved in the Arts for many years. Growing up in the countryside near Schenectady, NY, she loved to draw while her parents read to the family in the evening. When very young, she taught herself some basic drawing from The Classics comic books.

She studied art at the School of the Worcester Art Museum while being a liberal arts major at Clark University, Worcester, MA. She continued studies at RIT in Rochester, NY focusing on the fiber arts at the School for American Craftsmen.

This lead to opening,The Shuttles Worth, her weaving shop in Waitsfield, VT. She wove a line of clothing and home furnishings including wall hangings.Her shawls were marketed in Henri Bendel's, NYC.  Her wall hangings were in numerous shows including the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC; the Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA; the Schenectady Museum and numerous galleries in New England.

She also taught for the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen, Hanover, NH and the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.

Later, while giving tours at the Hunter Museum of Art, in Chattanooga, TN and teaching art lessons at the Creative Discovery Museum, she began drawing caricatures at Museum parties and never stopped. Every face is different. Every face has a story.

Drawing has many facets going beyond words in many cases to reveal states of mind, inventions, ways to solve problems that are not accessible simply by talking.

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                                                    photographs by Elizabeth R. Shingleton

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