Richland Library hosts Open Book by Mary How

June 2, 2022

AiR Mary How will Present Artwork Created During Her Spring Residency

Richland Library’s Main location (1431 Assembly Street) welcomes Open Book by Mary How, a mandala-themed gallery exhibition.

Artist and art therapist Mary How’s Open Book exhibit showcases mandala drawings from personal journals, created using fine point markers and mixed media, as well as large acrylic paintings representing some of those journal entries.

Other pieces in this exhibit include art created by community members during workshops Mary facilitated as Artist-in-Residence at Richland Library.

Mary How, MA, ATR-BC is an inspirational artist, board-certified art therapist, and emotional wellness coach with a passion for helping people transform their emotional suffering. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in art and psychology from Columbia College of SC and a master’s degree in Art Therapy from Vermont College of Norwich University.

Customers can join Richland Library on Friday, June 3 for an Opening Reception for Open Book by Mary How in the gallery, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Open Book runs through Thursday, July 14.

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