Mary Jo Dowell
Mary Jo explores diverse materials in her mixed medium work including water and acrylic painting, faux finishing, paper crafting, paper mache, jewelry design, beading, doll making, clay art, polymer clay, wood carving, stain glass, candle making, soap making, sewing, quilting, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, embroidery.
Jo Ellen McEvoy
In 2015 Polly opened New Thing Art Studio back home in KC-- where she paints portraits and large scale neo pop illustrations. Her work is often mixed media. “I create my art to be more like poetry—to have symbolic meanings layered from dream images and personal memories.” Her work centers on the themes of healing, time, and every day love for small things. Polly’s poetry has been published internationally in Naugatuck River Review and arc24. She won the 2014 Ernest Hartmann award from the International Association for the Study of dreams from Berkley CA for research on dreamwork for writers.