Category Archives: Photographer

Mary C. Spence – Visual Artist – Poet – Professional Organizer

Mary C. Spence has been organizing and motivating solutions for situations and spaces, connecting people and places for over 12 years thru her small business, Made to Organize. She is a Certified Nurse Assistant and has experience as Legal Secretary, Personal Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist, wife and mother, PTA Secretary, Girl Scout Leader and Nature Club President. She is 2009 Leadership Kenosha alumni.

Mary has recently been published in the “Poems of the World,” Vol. 16. No. 1, Autumn 2011 and at the present time is working on completing a book of poems and photography.

Originally from a southwest suburb of Chicago, she now lives in Kenosha, in the woods by a creek with her husband, two dogs, two cats, lots of deer, and birds! She loves nature and uses it as a source of healing inspiration for social spirituality in her photography, poetry and pastel art.

Mary C. Spence
4000 7th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144


“People who had moved away and who had forgotten how much they loved the lake would tell me stories about how much they miss it,”

Margaret Heller grew up in Kenosha and left after college traveling and living on the East Coast, the West Coast, the midwest (Iowa), Mexico, and Turkey. She returned to Kenosha after 40 years and is restoring an old home in Kenosha. She says:

“There is nothing like Lake Michigan. It is 1,100 cubic miles of fresh water that can change color and texture within moments. It continually awes me, especially in the winter months when the real drama begins. I wanted to take a photo a daily as a meditation to document all of its moods. Little did I know that the microburst of 6/30/11 would change the landscape permanently. I think I was able to get some of the last photos of the cotton woods and large trees at Southport Park before they were literally sucked out of the ground and laid down like match sticks.”