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The Jerusalem Fund Gallery Presents…Wall Stories

posted on: Mar 13, 2008

New works by artist Mary Tuma

Wall Stories addresses the concept of borders, barriers and access within a given space. Ironic and humiliating, right of entry exists only as the gift of the oppressor. How does one learn to adjust to the surreality of a massive gray monster that snakes up on every horizon?”

Born in California in 1961, Mary Tuma began sewing and crocheting with her mother at an early age. Her love of these processes led her to begin her formal study of art as an apprentice at Beautiful Arts Hall in Kerdassa, Egypt. Later, she earned a BA in Costume and Textile Design from UCDavis and an MFA from the University of Arizona, as well as studying at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Mary’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Palestine and has been published in numerous journals, magazines and newspapers. She currently serves as an Associate Professor and the head of the Fibers Program at the University of North Carolina.

Opening reception and artist presentation: Friday, March 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Contact: Robyn Davis
The Jerusalem Fund Gallery
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 338-1958
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.