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Marlene True

Marlene Ture Portrait KW Sunset2100 Marlene True op
Edenton, North Carolina

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 Artist Statement

In essence, this work encapsulates the concept that there is intrinsic value to be found in what is often discarded. It invites one to reconsider notions of waste and worth, prompting a reflection on the possibilities of giving new life to the overlooked and the abandoned. Through my work, I advocate for a deeper appreciation of sustainability and the creative potential that lies in reimagining the purpose of materials around us.

Material Revelation Exhibit



Tin, Copper, Sterling Silver, Rubber
2 X 2.25"


Tin, Copper, Sterling Silver, Rubber
1.75 X 1.75"


Tin, Copper, Sterling Silver, Rubber
2.25 X 1.75"
KW Sunset$1,000

KW Sunset

Tin, Copper, Sterling Silver, Rubber
4 X 2.25 X .2"


Marlene True, a fervent collector and innovative creator with tin cans, and revels in the art of transformation using repurposed materials. She has imparted her unique expertise as a guest artist at prestigious institutions such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, Pocosin Arts, Peters Valley, and West Dean College, UK. With an MFA from East Carolina University and a BFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Marlene's work is celebrated in notable collections including the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Museum, The Museum Arts and Design, Racine Museum of Art, and the Enamel Arts Foundation. Beyond her artistic contributions, Marlene is deeply invested in the advancement of craft education. She has volunteered and served on the Society of North American Goldsmiths' Board of Directors and currently leads as the Executive Director of Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in Columbia, NC, marking her dedication to nurturing the craft community.


Thank you to Hilliard Family Foundation Inc. for sponsoring Material Revelation


The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
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Corning Incorporated
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Impact Technologies
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