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Wild and wonderful artist brings whimsy to the fair


Art in Appalachia has a strongly rooted history that has been passed from generation to generation.
Due in large part to the isolation and mountainous terrain of the region, many practical crafts have been carefully preserved for centuries. From woodworking and broom making to music and instruments, there is no shortage of talent being churned out of the Mountain State, and the State Fair of West Virginia has been a major proponent of keeping the arts alive.
One such artist, Maryanne Tuck Grimmett, has been throwing her art into the world for over a decade – literally, since her craft is pottery that is thrown on the wheel.
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