Mary Bailey Thomas, photographer and art teacher, has died

Mary Bailey Thomas taught art, photography and design for 39 years in Winston-Salem and Davidson County. Mary Bailey Thomas, a photographer who sparked creativity in students in Winston-Salem and Davidson County for more than 40 years, died Sept. 9, after years-long struggles with diabetes. She was 71.

For 39 years, Thomas taught art, photography, design and darkroom skills to students in public and private schools, college courses and community classes.

“She considered herself an educator first and an artist second,” said her daughter, Elizabeth Thomas, a writer who lives in Richmond, Virginia. “One Mother’s Day she said I was her greatest […]


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