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Mary Clymer presenting felt craft art at Carco Theatre

Mary Clymer
Mary Clymer's artwork is in felt.
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Local craft artist Mary Clymer is exhibiting her art through Oct. 12 at Carco Theatre, presented by the Renton Municipal Arts Commission.

The public can meet Clymer at a reception 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the theatre next to the Renton Community Center, 1717 Maple Valley Highway.

Clymer considers herself more of a crafter than an artist. She has been actively creating with her hands since before she can remember. She has an associate degree in the arts.

Clymer is currently working with felt, which she does free-form; her creations are always one-of-a-kind. She will provide felt embellishments and decorations for any attendees who bring an extra t-shirt, skirt, jeans, jacket or similar item for a minimum fee.

“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," she said.

She has operated happydelusions downtown for five years.

More information about Clymer's work is available online.

Carco Theatre is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with additional viewing on show nights. For show times, call 425-430-6706 or visit rentonwa.gov.

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