Rob at Home - Region Rising: Maren Conrad

Maren’s murals move many with her art imitates life approach of marrying symbolism and spectacular sites across the Capital Region. Maren and Rob discuss the nightmare that almost ended it all and how these days, her murals are meant to take you on journey into the world of survival, no matter what you are facing.

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