Marian is an artist, teacher and illustrator from Birmingham, Alabama. She is currently pursing a Masters of Fine Art in Community Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Art History. She received the Project Open Door Arts Education Fellowship in Providence, Rhode Island, and was awarded a grant from the Alabama State Council for the Arts to work with Space One Eleven’s education programs. She loves to integrate technical art instruction with the development of artistic voice and student collaboration.