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Polly Winkler Mitchell

Inspired by paper cuttings by Henry Matisse, Polly discovered she had a knack for papercutting, or Scherenschnitte, before she even knew there was a name for what she was doing. It is a skill she developed as she and her husband ran their antique shop out of their home on Carbondale's Chautauqua Street. She is now literally on the cutting edge of a disappearing art form, creating traditional German silhouette works and new designs of her own. She also enjoys sharing this art form with children and demonstrates how to cut out paper dolls in only a minute's time.

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