Artist Cora Hays painting a rose statue
Artist Cora Hays painting a rose statue
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Wendy McCarty ’87 is one of twenty local artists selected to paint a rose statue as part of the 2020 Roseville in Bloom public art event.

While the twenty statues are identical in shape, each artist worked with a different theme that informed their approach to painting their rose. McCarty's theme was "Flower Power." The whimsical design was inspired by nonprofit TSE, which does workforce training. McCarty grew up in Roseville, where she says puppet shows in the park and a high school art teacher who helped her get into MCAD came into play in her rose. “Roseville is the reason I’m an artist,” she says.

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