Bar Harbor, Maine
Mary Paola is a Senior Visual and Performing Arts student at Mount Desert Island High School. Over the course of her high school career, Paola has done independent performance art work, and has taken classes in drawing, sculpture, photography, painting and most recently, filmmaking. Several of her pieces have been temporarily or permanently displayed at the high school, as well as in two shows at Reel Pizza, in collaboration with other MDIHS students. This will be her first solo gallery show. Paola’s art is influenced by her performing experience, exploring themes of exposure, honesty, obsession, modesty, celebration, and fear in everyday presentation. She will attend The Conservatory of Theatre Arts in the School of the Arts at Purchase College this fall, and hopes to keep the visual arts in her everyday life.