Goddard is Palace Artist of the Month
By Trish Budzik
The featured artist at the Historic Palace Theatre for the month of April is Marion Goddard. Two years ago, Marion and her husband moved to Crossville from the Boston area of Massachusetts. She is a self-taught artist.
Marion has had many diverse interests and numerous accomplishments. While her children were small, Marion raised, bred, and showed Champion Shih Tzu puppies, winning at such prestigious events such as the Westminster Kennel Club show in NYC. Later she worked managing the International Division of a small medical instrument company. Progressing to Product/Marketing Manager of Urology and Cardiopulmonary products for a Fortune 500 medical manufacturer, first in their Asia/Pacific and then in their Japan divisions, Marion substantially raised sales and won several awards.
Multi-talented Marion had a vision to design and create pouches in pastel colors of Ultrasuede for crystals, gems, and polished stones. At first, her pouches were sold in small boutiques. Soon to follow were orders for over 7000 pouches for Saks Department stores, where the pouches were featured in the jewelry departments of Saks Fifth Avenue NYC and in other Saks stores throughout the country.
Traveling has given Marion an appreciation of many different artistic cultures all over the world, and she enjoys the simplistic interplay between shapes and colors.
Marion has taken art lessons from several master artists in the U.S., learning the techniques of various media including oils, watercolors, and clay. Now that she is retired, Marion has time to paint using several different media. Her current passion is painting in pastels, oils, and acrylics. She makes most of her own jewelry and is known for her bracelets made in different colors of glass combined with accents of silver.
View Marion’s artwork at the historic Palace Theatre, which is located at 72 S. Main St. in downtown Crossville. The fully restored Palace Theatre serves as a multi-use community auditorium and visitors center. The theatre’s regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Last Update: 3/15/2017