Marian F. Zielinski

Professor – Emerita Status

Marian ZielinskiEducation

  • B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo
  • M.F.A., Illinois State University


Marian Zielinski was Professor of Theatre in the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre at Mercer University from 1982 until her retirement in 2016. She earned her B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her M.F.A. from Illinois State University. She designed scenery, lighting, and, in earlier years, costumes for over 175 theatre productions. She directed several productions for Mercer Theatre, including “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” “Waiting for Godot,” “The Illusion,” “The Three Sisters,” and a tour of “The Good Doctor to Japan.” She is an award-winning fiber artist and a juried member of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Her art has appeared in international juried exhibits and has been published in “Quilt National ’13: The Best of Contemporary Quilts,” “1000 Artisan Textiles,” “Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling: The Best in Mixed Media,” “Fiber Art Now,” “Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal,” “Quilting Arts Magazine,” and on the covers of “Communicology: The New Science of Embodied Discourse,” and her husband, Dr. Frank Macke’s book, “The Experience of Human Communication: Body, Flesh, and Relationship.” She has presented conference papers about the arts around the world, including Germany, Japan, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Poland, British Columbia and Great Britain, and has published articles in “The American Journal of Semiotics.”


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