Type of Work: Paper Art, Jewelry, Painting and Multi-Media
After 30 years in education, Marsha retired and decided to become active in the downtown arts scene. In 2012, she opened Studio 7 and the McNeely Gallery at 619 N Trade St, providing 7 studio spaces and gallery space for local artists to work and display their works. Her goal was to provide space for new and struggling artists to have their first solo art shows. Over the years, the McNeely Gallery has had the pleasure of introducing local, national, and international artists to the downtown arts district. Studio 7 has now moved to 204 W 6th Street, across from Delurk Gallery and 6th & Vine Restaurant.
In addition to owning Studio 7, Marsha is a visual artist. She makes and marbles her own paper for use in bookbinding and sculptural works. She does acrylic painting, photography and photo transfer, draws original coloring book pages, and experiments with alcohol ink. Her Japanese folding book necklaces and "beer books" (an original creation using beer coasters as covers for little hand bound books) are available for sale At Studio 7. Helping others is a big part of Marsha's plan for Studio 7. She ran a preschool storybook program, combining art and reading, when the public library was being rebuilt, provided original coloring book pages for the Davis Cancer Center to help patients undergoing chemotherapy, and gave away blessing bags for the homeless each winter. Studio 7 is always eager to help raise money for charities from cancer prevention to autism awareness to SCAN and many other charities.
Currently, Marsha helps run the Alamance Repertory Theatre Company (ARTC), is a member and volunteer for AFAS, is a member of AAWS and DADA, is an Artomat artist, and sells her art under Fireflies Original Art. She has shown work in the Red Dog Gallery, at Milton Rhodes in the Womble Carlyle Gallery, and is currently on display at Westgate Dermatology on Peace Haven Road.
You can visit Marsha and the McNeely Gallery at Studio 7, 204 W 6th Street. The studio is open Thursday – Saturday from noon until 5 pm, by chance, and by appointment. Call 336-408-9739 for more information or visit studio7ws.com, themcneelygallery.com, or firefliesoriginalart.com. You can also email Marsha at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in her curating a show for your work.
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