The Art of the Batik Comes to Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “The Art of the Batik,” an exhibit of works by local artist Mary Brigid from Sept. 16 through Oct. 29. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

"Blue Heart" by Mary BrigidBatik is a cloth that traditionally uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. Brigid has created batiks for 40 years. She has shown and sold her art at local festivals for years, most recently at the Wildwood Arts & Crafts Festival in Kirtland, Ohio. Brigid is currently represented by Mac Worthington Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.

Brigid obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Ursuline College and worked as an art therapist for five years. She then moved on to executive director positions at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, NARAL Ohio and the Brecksville Center for the Arts. During that time she also taught in the art and art therapy departments at Ursuline College.

From 2004 to 2006, Brigid owned and operated Center Art, located in Cleveland Heights, where she offered classes and events that promoted participation in and appreciation of the arts. Presently Mary is the manager of the Falcon Café and the apparel shop at Notre Dame College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Karen Zoller, director of the Clara Fritzsche Library, at 216.373.5267 or kzoller@ndc.edu.