Mary Moles and Eula Moles by Emily Ericson
I am a long-time volunteer at Old City Park and have always loved the unique stories behind the buildings there, especially the hotel. I wanted to tell the story of the Moles sisters, who ran the hotel together, through cut-paper illustration. It’s a really remarkable story of two unmarried women taking on the job of running a business after the men in their lives, their father and brother, have died. At a time when most women married young and had children, Mary and Eula Moles paved their own way. I hope guests come away from this exhibit with new insight into the untold stories of everyday women who fought hard to have better lives.
Emily Ericson Artist Bio
Emily Ericson is a Texas-based artist currently studying Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work is influenced by her passion for history and love of color and detail. Though she mainly works in ink and watercolor, she is always eager to explore new mediums.