Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Barbara Trauth Artist and Marian Sculptor, currently exhibiting at the University of Dayton Marian Library. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara graduated from Edgecliff College with a degree in fine arts with a concentration in sculpting. She worked as an illustrator for Gibson Greeting Cards; Shillito’s Department Store, The Cincinnati Post & The Cincinnati Enquire; taught Saturday art classes at the Cincinnati Museum of Art; continued to take painting classes at the Art Academy for seventeen years while raising four children. Learn how she envisions Mary, how she gets her inspirations, what creativity is all about and how it meshes with Christian Spirituality as she speaks about OUR LADY OF THE MERRY GO ROUND; The Magnificat; The Face of Suffering; Suffering and healing through art and sculpting; and experiences Silent and Soothing Peace.