Friday, October 2, 2009

Marcia Bacon Connolly

Marcia Bacon Connolly is a Carlton-area artist who works in a variety of media, After completing a degree in Art Education, Marcia encountered a middle school student who could fluently read anything put in front of him, but couldn't answer the most basic questions about what he had read. As a result, Marcia became a Learning Disabilities teacher, and has taught in South Dakota, Texas, and in the Madison and Oglethorpe County school districts. Now she works at the University of Georgia's Main Library, and has a bit more time for art-making. This year, Marcia has concentrated on small prismacolor drawings of birds, rabbits and other local critters, mounted in painted Dollar Store frames. There will also be several larger drawings with a funky, narrative style, and encaustic (melted crayon) drawings. She's been making art of one kind or another for as long as she can remember.

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