Local Art Show: Marcella Thompson and Linda Manatt
Join us for this free event and help support your local artists! Marcella and Linda will be displaying art all weekend. All of Marcella and Linda’s creations are inspired by the joy they find in nature, music, and friendship.
Time & Location
Feb 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – Feb 25, 2024, 5:00 PM
Bath Garden Center, 2000 E Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA
About the Event
Join us for this free event and help support your local artists! Marcella and Linda will have their art on display all weekend for you to enjoy. Art can be purchased directly from the artist at the Garden Center (cash/Venmo only please!) and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the artist.
Marcella Thompson and Linda Manatt met years ago in Fort Collins CO. It wasn’t long before they recognized that they were “soul sisters” with mutual interests in art, music and nature. This awareness eventually led them to form Sunshine Alley, a creative endeavor focusing on bird baths and birdhouses as well as acrylic mixed media.
The bird baths and birdhouses are all one-of-a-kind. They are comprised of various salvaged and upcycled objects gleaned through hours of exploring shops and architectural warehouses in both Colorado and Iowa. Each is a unique combination of such items as candleholders, wine racks, mailboxes, plant stands, a vast variety of bowls, and bits of architecture. Birds and people alike find them both functional and fun!
Marcella and Linda’s mixed media pieces reflect organic and abstract themes, often incorporating some aspect of music: lyrics, instruments (including piano pieces from the Fort Collins “Pianos Around Town” project), and images of iconic singer/songwriters. The pieces are created through the use of a variety of elements including acrylics, oil pastels, inks, charcoal, various papers, metals, and natural bits of plant material.
All of Marcella and Linda’s creations are inspired by the joy they find in nature, music, and friendship. Drop by Bath Nursery and check out their creations, Find what inspires you!
Meet the artists! Marcella and Lina will be at the Garden Center on Saturday 2/24, from 10 am-1pm, and on Sunday 2/25, from 10am-2pm.