01 Sep Noblesville Visitor’s Center Art Exhibit: Mary Jane Keys
September 1-30, Fri.-Sun. 12-5 p.m.
At Noblesville Visitors Center
839 Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060
A graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science in home economics education, Mary Jane’s passions are textiles, color, pattern, and design. She began her art career at the Indianapolis Art Center and Sievers School of Fiber Arts on Washington Island in Wisconsin. As a fiber artist her passions were batik and rozome (a Japanese wax resist technique on silk) as well as quilting. Her materials were dye, wax, thread and natural fibers. About seven years ago she began to paint in watercolor. Transparent dyes and watercolor work in a very similar way when applied to fabric or paper. She has traveled extensively both in the U.S. and abroad, taking many workshops with well-known artists to advance her skills. Her memberships include the Studio Art Quilts Association, Hamilton County Artists Association, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Florida Watercolor Society, and the San Cap Art League on Sanibel Island in Florida where she usually winters. Her work has been shown in several exhibitions in Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin and California.