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Visual Artist of the Month – March: Marianne Hite

Marianne Hite, a native of Akron Ohio, was born in 1962. She started as an enamelist on metal but upon seeing a cover of a magazine with Dominick Labino’s glasswork she searched for a place she could study glass as well as enameling.

While attending Kent State University, she was exposed to glass artists not only from America but from all over Europe as well. The glass program was under the direction of Professor Henry Halem. He was instrumental in providing the opportunity for the student’s exposure to a very rich and diverse array of world-class talent.

Marianne Hite received her B.F.A. from Kent State University in 1987. Since then she has operated her own studio where she resides in the City of Green. Her expressive style employs a variety of techniques such as fusing, enameling, sandblasting, laminating glass, mosaic, and stained glass. She teaches small classes in her home studio and also teaches at the Peninsula Art Academy.

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