MagicHat ArtSpace:

Mimi Magyar

August - October / Opening Ceremony - August 5th, 2016. 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Mimi was born in the Hudson River Valley and raised in Rhinebeck, NY. Mimi began “doodling” with a pen on graph paper at the age of 7. Over the following 40 years, Mimi’s designs became more intricate, growing larger and more complex. However, the simple creation remained the same, pen and graph paper.

Mimi went to college and law school in Washington, D.C. and became a family law attorney. Throughout her career in the legal profession, she used her doodles to soothe the stress from her job and personal life. After 20 years of practice, Mimi realized how emotionally drained she was by the work and chose to retire from the practice of law, with the support of her life partner, Bill Davis, and began working for the National Park Trust in July of 2014.

Unfortunately, in February of 2015, Mimi lost Bill unexpectedly to an extremely rare, but aggressive abdominal tumor. Mimi and Bill had planned on moving to Burlington, VT, where Mimi’s sister had lived for almost 15 years. Mimi moved out of the D.C. Metropolitan Area and now splits her time between Jay Peak and Burlington, Vermont.

The desire to create has returned and Mimi is now focused on sharing her work with others. Mimi has been given the nickname “The Doodle Chick” by her friends and has expanded her work to include 3 dimensional objects. These doodles are Mimi’s attempt to create order in the world, whether they are art is up to you.

About The Space

The Magic Hat ArtSpace was introduced in 2012 on the Artifactory tour ramp and showcases local artists and their work. Selected artists will typically be featured for two month. When a new artist is chosen, we will hold a reception on the first Friday of that month to coincide with Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk. All of the artwork displayed in this space can be purchased directly from the artists.

If you are interested in showing your work at the ArtSpace email

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