Mara Odette is a visual artist and arts administrator. She was born in Chiapas, Mexico, grew up in Mexico City, and is now based in Buffalo. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited through the US, Mexico, China, and India. In 2006 she provided illustrations for Stanley Glenn’s book Don’t Let Anyone Take Your Joy Away, a personal history of the Negro Baseball League. Odette is the co-owner (with her husband, Rick Williams) of Casa de Arte, the Allentown gallery devoted to art from and/or inspired by Mexico. For more information on her work, visit maraodette.com or burchfieldpenney.org.
Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century is an ongoing project by photographer David Moog in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Moog has set out to make portraits of every self-identified working artist and arts professional in Western New York. To be included in the project, call David Moog directly at 716-472-6721 or contact the center at 716-878-4131. Artists working in all media are welcome; visit burchfieldpenney.org for more information.