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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Root House to Host Internationally Acclaimed Silhouette Artist

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April 18, 2022

CONTACT: Trevor Beemon

Executive Director


MARIETTA - Internationally acclaimed silhouette artist Clay Rice will be visiting the William Root House in downtown Marietta on April 24, 2022. Clay travels throughout the United States cutting portraits and meeting fans at his silhouette cutting events. Silhouette cutting is a Rice family tradition spanning 3 generations. His work has been featured in Country Living, Southern Living, and Garden and Gun.

Silhouettes were wildly popular during the 1700s and early 1800s before photography became commonplace. Today they make treasured keepsakes because of their uniqueness, charm, and artistic quality. Each profile silhouette takes Clay about 1 minute to cut. He estimates that he has cut over one million silhouettes in his 40 year career. 

Clay will be cutting profile silhouettes at the William Root House on April 24, 2022. Each silhouette package costs $48 and includes 2 copies of one child's silhouette. Additional copies of the silhouette are $10 each. Space is limited. To book a sitting at the William Root House visit 

ABOUT THE WILLIAM ROOT HOUSE: One of the oldest homes remaining in the Atlanta area, the Root House is more typical of its time and place than the columned mansions popularized by Gone With the Wind. Though the home and grounds have been meticulously restored to their 1860 appearance, modern touchscreens and interactive displays have been added to help tell the story of the Root family.

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