Marta Hewett opened the Marta Hewett Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1990, which was devoted to the exhibition of rarely seen works of contemporary studio glass. Her childhood in Columbus, Indiana initiated a love for the visual arts. As a student, opportunities to explore New York City’s endless offerings of museums and galleries had a profound influence. Marta returned to the Midwest in the mid 80s to complete her B.A. in painting at the School of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, at the University of Cincinnati. Her career reflects her belief in the benefits of visual arts in everyday life.