Richland Library announces new Artist-In-Residence

January 11, 2022

Welcome Mary How, Artist, Board-Certified Art Therapist and Emotional Wellness Coach

Richland Library continues providing unfettered access to programming, services, and resources, including mental health and mindfulness support. Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to the residency program, Mary How, MA, ATR-BC.

Holding a bachelor’s degree in art and psychology from Columbia College and a master’s degree in art therapy from Vermont College of Norwich University, How brings over 20 years of experience to helping people navigate emotional trauma with art and creativity. As a board-certified, registered art therapist, How implements a combination of cognitive restructuring, mindfulness and art in her coaching and skills courses.

During her residency, How plans to:

  • offer art and mindfulness classes and workshops
  • teach the use of art and mindfulness to transform emotional suffering
  • teach how to use art and mindfulness to manage mental health
  • work with Richland Library staff to create free resources for a stronger and healthier community.

How will serve as Artist-in-Residence through June of 2022.

Created in 2015, the library’s residency program aims to connect the community directly with local working artists, entrepreneurs and writers. Learn more here.

For questions, please contact Anika Thomas at 803-530-4621 or email [email protected].


About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.