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Mary Bayard White, Bay Area sculptor / arts educator, works in the collaboration of environmental and social justice, human interface with the natural world, community arts and place making. Projects include: project  with Akataka tribal youth  in Grand Bayou, Louisiana, to design and build new art glass windows for their new church after their original church was destroyed by the Katrina storm; collaborating with scientists, artists, engineers, city officials and ecologists to design and build an 18 foot flood level marker and flood education signage in high risk Boulder, Colorado downtown floodplain; and collaborating as a Fulbright Scholar with Dublin, Ireland MFA art/design students and Irish Craft Council cohorts on a two semester seminar and symposium on craft as a vehicle for social justice. Mary started her career as a high school art/graphics teacher in Oakland, CA, and later taught for nineteen years in the San Jose State University Spatial Arts program, leading the SJSU glass program. After rewiring, (rather than retiring) from SJSU, she taught Art and Ecology and Art in the Garden at St. Mary’s College,  worked at the Oakland based maker space The Crucible, led many workshops and has shown extensively.  She earned an M.F.A. in Glass and Painting from California College of the Arts, a B.F.A in Ceramics and a Secondary Credential in Art and English from CCA.  She became WEAD Co Director in 2021.

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