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Mary Ellen Monforton Edit Profile

artist , educator

Mary Ellen Monforton, American artist, educator. Certified teacher Tennessee. Recipient Prix de Paris, Ligoa Duncan Arts, 1977.

Background

Monforton, Mary Ellen was born on June 15, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Martin Joseph and Carolyn Elizabeth (Butin) Travers.

Education

Student, Oklahoma University, Norman, 1962—1963. Bachelor of Science in Art, Memphis State University, 1967.

Career

Teacher Memphis Public Schools, 1967—1975.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher Tennessee.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include The Four Pheasants, Kalispell, Montana, 1979, exhibited in group shows at Ligoa Duncan Arts, New York City, 1977, Winner's Circle Gallery, Van Nuys, California, Palm Beach Art Galleries, Houston, 1984, Represented in permanent collections. Singer: Memphis Community Choir, 1972-1973.

Membership

Member of National Education Association, International Fine Arts Guild, Les Surindependants (Paris) (Salon des Surindependants 1977), International Society Artists, Montana Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, Art Education Association, Memphis Art Education Association (assistant secretary, service training 1973-1974), Music Educators National Conference, West Tennessee Vocal Music Education Association (treasurer 1967-1969), West Tennessee Education Association, Memphis Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Mu Phi Epsilon, Alpha Gamma Delta.

Connections

Married Gerald P. Monforton. Children: Matthew Gerald, Jason Allen, Timothy Michael.

father:
Martin Joseph Travers

mother:
Carolyn Elizabeth (Butin) Travers

spouse:
Gerald P. Monforton

children:
Timothy Michael Monforton

Matthew Gerald Monforton

Jason Allen Monforton