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Kent Artist Topic of Presentation at UU Church

Archivist Mara DeMattia will speak about Robert Wood's collection of works Sunday, Feb. 3

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Almost one year to the date of the death of iconic Kent artist Robert Wood his life's work will be the topic of a presentation by Kent archivist Mara DeMattia.

DeMattia will speak about Wood's collection of art work and his life as an artist during a presentation Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent.

The archivist has spent the past 11 months since Wood's unexpected death Feb. 5, 2012, studying his art by examining his works and talking with friends and fellow artists.

Her goal is to give value to his collection by creating an archive of the work, which estimates put at more than 11,000 individual pieces.

"And if you have a good archive of his work, then you can choose to make displays based upon that archive," she said. "You can market his work and find his audience in and out of Kent. You can find his place in the art world and in his time in history."

Read about her efforts to study and archive Wood's work here on Kent Patch.

For more information about DeMattia's program, click on this link.

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