Eugenia Marve

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Artist Biography:
Eugenia MarveEugenia Marve is an award winning educator, international artist, motivational speaker and gifted intuitive. She was born in Flint Michigan in 1948 and received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Michigan State University in 1974. After serving as Artist in Residence for the State of Michigan, she began teaching for Michigan’s, Grand Rapids Public Schools in 1976. She has worked in diverse areas of education as a coordinator and instructor in Alternative Ed., K-12, Adult Compensatory Education, Drug Rehabilitation and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. As a director and coordinator in Education and the Arts, Eugenia has created community service programs that addressed students’ self-esteem and retention rates. Responsible service and her belief in the power of one has been a driving force in her holistic approach to education and creativity. She melded art and service, emphasizing esthetic excellence as a state of “being”, carrying Urban Youth beyond the classroom into community involvement. She provided students an opportunity to be of service, to appreciate their voice and their power for good. In 2006 Eugenia received an award from Governor Jennifer Grandholm for her commitment to Urban Youth and the Arts.