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Artist Mary K. Farragher


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Biography


Mary K. Farragher is trained as a multi-disciplined artist but currently exhibits two dimensional mixed media works using acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal.  She refers to these works as "detailed abstractions,"  the works are indicative of and inspired by topographical views, microbiology and the psychology of the human condition. Mary explores concepts of micro versus macro, perception, identity, community and communication. She conveys these concepts through abstract paintings, traditional printmaking techniques and digital manipulations of originals. 

 
Mary has exhibited work in Ohio, Massachusetts, Florida and Italy.  In 2013 she began to focus on exhibiting her work and participating in the the arts community in Galveston, Texas.  In the Fall of 2016 she opened Beta Gallery in the historic Hutchings Sealy building on Strand Street in Galveston.  Beta Gallery operated as her studio, as well as an exhibition space for her representation of ten other artists. Beta Gallery and Mary were awarded gold honors for Best Gallery and Best Local Artist in the 2017 Best of the Island conducted by Galveston.com. She continues to use Beta Gallery as her brand name, although the Galveston gallery closed in Fall of 2018 when she relocated her home and studio to Houston, Texas.
 
Education
Youngstown State University - Youngstown, Ohio
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Fine Art & Museum Studies, Cum Laude
2004 – 2007
Activities and Societies: President of Student Art Association, Art Editor of Penguin Review, Presidential Mentor in Diversity, Advisory Committee for McDonough Museum of Art
 
Leadership
2015 - 2018 Visual Arts Instructor for Galveston Arts Center (TX)
2010 - 2012 Board of Directors for Oakland Center of the Arts (OH)
2010 – 2012 Vice President of the Mahoning Commons Business Association (OH)
2009 – 2010 Mahoning Valley Professionals 20/30 (OH)
 
Publications & Awards
- 2017 Galveston.com's Best of the Island Gold Honors for Best Art Gallery: Beta Gallery & Best Local Artist: Mary K Farragher
Best Gallery Link
https://www.galveston.com/bestofgalveston/#/gallery?category=1195544
Best Local Artist Link
https://www.galveston.com/bestofgalveston/#/gallery?category=1195545
- 2017 "Down on the Bayou" Public [...]

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