The Artist

Mary Lou Andretti has roots in Douglas located in the heart of South Georgia. For the years of 1964 - 1998 she was an Associate Professor of Art and Art Education at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia

Her formal training was at the Atlanta College of Art and the Pennsylvania State University with additional work at Miami-Dade University in Florida and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Her formal training included teaching art in Grades 1 - 8 in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Supervising student teachers at Georgia State University and included working with Kindergarten - 12th grades.

Many experiences - even short term - have contributed to her art journey. These include designing and finishing frames, working with clay, wood, glass, printmaking, and designing clothing and accessories for an exhibit in North Carolina as well as in Atlanta,

Recent exhibitions include "In the Twinkling of an Eye" a collection of 17 fabric pieces that were displayed in The Manse in Atlanta in 2000 and also in March 2001 at the South Georgia College Art Gallery and at the Art Center Dedication in Douglas, Georgia in 2002. These exhibitions included an emphasis on figures not present in previous art work. Works in progress includes drawing, painting, collage and mixed media.

Digital prints seemed to be the perfect choice for the reproduction of the fabric pieces, since they capture the color, feel and detail as accurately as it is possible to make it.