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The Mary Ruden Exhibit

About Her Exhibit…

I am Mary, an artist with a focus on natural subjects such as orchids, butterflies & joyful expressions such as music.

My love for art was influenced by my Welsh roots, and my ability to explore museums and gardens in Europe.

I am active in the Knoxville Arts Alliance and I participate in art shows in the state of Tennessee as well as surrounding states.

For Women’s History Month I have chosen to display a couple of different pieces I have curated over the years.

The 9-minute video includes the history of conditions for working women before labor laws and has the bronze bust of the famous Knoxville suffragist and quilts I made to honor women’s rights.

The pieces displayed include:

1.) My “Anne M. Davis Quilt” which includes wildflowers, butterflies, and native plants in it. It is also on display at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, TN.

2.) My bronze bust of Knoxville Suffragist Lizzie Crozier French on display at City Hall, Salisbury, NC.

3.) My life-size drawings of Tennessee Woman Suffragists.

4.) A quilt on display at Arromont in Gatlinburg to commemorate the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote.

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Connect with Mary Ruden »

Instagram: @MaryRudenArt   |  Website: https://maryruden.com

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