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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Wellsville: Tracy Hetzel named 2016 Balloon Rally artist

From the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally Committee:
We're pleased to announce that Tracy Hetzel was chosen to be the 2016 artist.
Tracy Hetzel is a 1987 graduate of Wellsville High. She attended art school at Alfred University before moving on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University at Buffalo. She has continued her art training by taking several courses at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). Her watercolors consist mostly of fashion illustrations and portraits. Her illustrations have been featured in monthly publications, the New York Coffee Festival and at Paris Fashion Week. She has written and illustrated a children’s book about her hometown called, W(Ella’s)ville. Tracy accepts commissions and sells her prints and originals online. She also makes and sells hand bound journals and is the Creative Director at Graphic Essentials, a small internet marketing and communications firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Links are available on her blog: LongBlueStraw.com. Tracy currently lives in Baltimore with her husband and their two children. Her parents, Barb and Rich Hetzel still reside in Wellsville. Tracy visits her beloved hometown as often as she can.