"So they live without protest, watching the Republican party become the instrument of the religious right, letting freedoms be torn away from the cloththe very fabric of our country, and they say nothing. They will endure any hardship so long as they do not have to take a stand against the violent and corrupt among us"
Acrylic on paper 11 x 14 April, 2003 Firefly TGIF 11" x 14
Acrylic with block print overlays
November 2003 (Based on sketches at our favorite little jazz club where the geriatric set gathers for great music and conviviality on Fridays from 5:30-8PM--after which most of us go home to bed.)
About Marcia MacMullen
There are two distinct phases to Marcia's career as a painter. For about a decade, from 1952-1963, she studed painting privately as opportunity permitted. She painted as she traveled extensively with her three children, following her husband's Navy assignments. These travels brought her eventually to Cuba, and from there, to Key West, where she was a founder of the Key West Art Center, and exhibited her work there.
The second phase began when she retired from a position as casework director of a juvenile court in Ann Arbor Michigan. In the intervening years she acquired a masters degree in Social Work, remarried, and with her architect husband, formed a household with a total of six adolescents. Retirement gave her, at long last, the time to take up painting again. She remembers her anxiety when she first attempted a drawing in a tour-related art class in Mexico. "I hated the still life set up and did it very badly. But when we got oustide in the Zocalo, things began to flow and I said to myself: 'I'm back.'"
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