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Ertz graduated from college with a philosophy degree, then earned a master’s in library science. For 25 years, she worked as a librarian, and over the years, she worked as a costume designer, sometimes paid and sometimes volunteer, for theater and dance groups in Philadelphia. “But the artist in me was getting bigger,” she said. After years of drawing and painting, she went back to college to study art, and in 2001, at age 50, she received an MFA from Vermont’s Johnson State College and Vermont Studio Center.

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