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Mary K. Thomas
As an Independent Artist and Creative Art Therapy Specialist, I'm an emerging artist and art educator. I love art and my daily inspiration is people and the beautiful world around us and all I can imagine. I'm passionately engaged in the community as an independent artist/contractor with many organizations, art exhibitions, murals (public art), with CMSD, CHHSCSD, art demonstration, painting parties and so much more. Studying at Tri-C/Ursuline on my healing journey of restoration after surviving a stroke and rupture brain aneurysm. Art for me is the most powerfully therapeutic tool I could have used in my own recovery. Art and culture is my passion and sharing it with others only shows us just how much we all have in common through art. Tell your story, create a vision. I chose to continue my education after surviving the brain trauma of a stroke and a ruptured brain aneurysm which left me unable to comprehend the written language. My love for art and helping others through art was an inspiration for my healing journey. "I love art and it has been a huge part of my life as far back as I can remember."Art proved to be the best therapeutic tool in my recovery. Attending Tri-C in 2005 to regain my cognitive abilities I graduated in 2009 with an Associates in Art, my concentration was art therapy. Continuing my education at Ursuline College graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art. As an emerging artist and art educator I am passionate about civic and community engagement and human rights. My art work has been exhibited regionally and nationally. Several of my themes strive to tell the story of our city and the diverse cultures in our region.
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