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Paintings by Marilyn Carr '77 on Display at UMM Art Galleries

Added on: October 20, 2011

An unfinished painting by Marilyn CarrMACHIAS, Maine – A retrospective exhibit of paintings by the late Marilyn Carr is now on display at the University of Maine at Machias Art Galleries. The work will be on exhibit through November 30.

A graduate of UMM, Carr exhibited in numerous galleries both in Maine and on the Caribbean island of Nevis, where she and her husband spent their winters, before her death in 2009. Her work is also part of many private and corporate collections.

Carr studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York, the Philadelphia College of Art, and graduated from UMM in 1977. She worked as a fashion illustrator, interior designer, and art teacher.

She taught in the Cherryfield and Columbia Falls elementary schools in the mid-1970s, and then became the first full-time art teacher in the public school systems of Washington County when she was hired as a kindergarten through 12th-grade art teacher in Machias. Later, she taught art for 13 years at Massabesic Junior High School in Waterboro.

The UMM Art Galleries, located on the first floor of Powers Hall, are open weekday afternoons from 1–5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call Art Gallery Director Bernie Vinzani at 255-1279.



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