The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn: Fine Art as a Way of Life: A Memoir

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Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo Memoir

The legacy of the late Katharine Hepburn undeniably benefits a twenty-first century audience, because Kate identifies the artistic spirit.  As one of the most important women of the twentieth century, Hepburn was an artist who exemplified the independent character, freedom and opportunity available to women as paramount whether she was on stage or in film. As the late Hepburn, she has become a living art spirit with a legacy that acts as a shining example.      

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Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo, independent scholar, writer, artist, was selected as Woman of the Year 2006 by the American Biographical Institute. Her areas of expertise extend to distance learning elementary to graduate level, curriculum design and implementation, multicultural education, and educational design theories, paradigms and models.Artist and Artist-in-Residence Instructor for Pasda Studios, she is also credited with global classroom management, educational leadership, curriculum development, publishing and MaryAnn Pasda DiEdwardo Correspondence Study where she designed and offered Courses K-adult in Writing, Advanced Placement January 1993-March 2004 and Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo Publishing over 90 texts on writing. A published award-winning poet For The International Society of Poets, she received her Doctor of Education degree in 2004. Her article entitled "Pairing Linguistic and Music Intelligences" was published in the Kappa Delta Pi Record. Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring 2005, pages 128-130.Trained in the United States of America, Maryann is primarily known as a landscape painter and a Shakespearean illustrator. Her works are in private collections and galleries in Europe and North America. Recent works include the 36"x 36"oil painting entitled Millbrook Marsh #1 for Joseph Pasda" For The permanent collection at Millbrook Marsh Environmental Center at Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

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