The Renton Municipal Arts Commission proudly presents an exhibit by local craft artist Mary Clymer. The exhibit is on display now though October 12. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, September 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carco Theatre lobby. Clymer will provide felt embellishments/ decorations for any attendees who bring an extra t-shirt, skirt, jeans, jacket or similar item for a minimum fee.
Clymer 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, Clymer has spent the last five years running her own shop, , in downtown Renton. This has been 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. Clymer said, “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 Clymer and her work, visit www.etsy.com/shop/happydelusions.
, adjacent to the , is located at 1717 Maple Valley Highway at the intersection of I-405 and Maple Valley Highway. Theatre hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with additional viewing on show nights. Please contact the theatre for show times at 425-430-6706 or via rentonwa.gov.
For more information about the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, visit ArtsCommission.rentonwa.gov.