Marian Reid: Member at Large
Marian Reid is the proud mother of three, grandmother of five and a lover of Shakespeare. Born in New York City way too long ago and artistic from a very early age, she became a full-time textile artist in her early 30’s and later added handmade jewelry to her repertoire of creativity. She has taught dyeing in Nashville, TN at the Watkins Institute, taught workshops in various places on the art of textile dyeing, and sold her hand-dyed batiks and tie-dyes at craft fairs and art shows around the U.S. She has a pre-dyeing past of working at the Vanderbilt Law School administrating five sets of grants in the area of poverty law and legal aid, working at the Meharry Medical College in the sociology department, working at TV Guide and later for Nashville’s number one rock radio station and other much less interesting jobs before becoming a full-time artist. She joined the Board of Southern Shakespeare in its first year of reincarnation and is doing all she can to bring live, free Shakespeare to the city of Tallahassee.