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Emerging Artist Maria Register exhibiting on 3rd Floor Emerging Artist Wall.


August -September Emerging Artist – Maria Register of Hickory, is an artist, mentor and instructor with a BS in Commercial Design from Appalachian State University. After 15 years a regional advertising firm, she is now a full-time artist with a professional studio art practice in her home dedicating several hours a day to her art. She enjoys teaching individual and small group private art lessons at her home studio as well as homeschool art classes at the Hickory Museum of Art. Her teaching experience includes art camps for both Hickory Museum of Art and CVCC. She has worked with local schools and churches on public art projects and with Artist-of-the- Month art clubs.

“My first love is painting, but lately I have been drawn to the layers, textures and colors of torn paper collages. Creating a collage is like painting with paper. To the viewer’s eye, the small bits of paper blend together to create the whole image   I like to think of collage work as artful recycling” according to Register.     

As Emerging Artist, Maria Register’s collage artwork will be is displayed on the Lucas Mansion’s third floor. Gallery exhibits are free to visit Monday – Friday from 10am – 4:30pm and on Saturday from 10am-3pm. Admission is FREE. 


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