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Renton Municipal Arts Commission proudly presents artwork by local craft artist Mary Clymer

August 30, 2012

Jennifer Davis Hayes
, Community Development Project Manager 425-430-6589
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569
Carco Theatre

MaryClymerArtsThe Renton Municipal Arts Commission proudly presents an exhibit by local craft artist Mary Clymer. The exhibit will be on display August 28 to October 12. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, September 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Carco Theatre lobby. Mary will provide felt embellishments/ decorations for any attendees who bring an extra t-shirt, skirt, jeans, jacket or similar item for a minimum fee.

Mary considers herself more of a crafter than an artist. She has been actively creating with her hands since before she can remember. She likes to challenge the borders of what defines art, and what’s considered to be craft. With an Associate degree in the Arts, and a passion for community, Mary has spent the last five years running her own shop, happy delusions, in downtown Renton. This has been a place for both art and community to come together and get a unique sense of what Renton has to offer.

Mary expresses herself currently through felt. Fun, colorful, and full of 1970’s flare, every piece is one of a kind and done in a free-form method. Mary states, “I craft because life is short and I just want to do what makes me happy! I live my life separate from the "real world." I live in dreams awake. I make things I like and surround myself with my own imagination. That makes things more interesting. So come join my world of delusions and remember life’s just a dream anyway.”

To learn more about Mary and her work, visit www.etsy.com/shop/happydelusions.

Carco Theatre, adjacent to the Renton Community Center, is located at 1717 Maple Valley Highway at the intersection of I-405 and Maple Valley Highway. Theatre hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with additional viewing on show nights.

For more information about the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, visit ArtsCommission.rentonwa.gov