July 18, 2011

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0531


Initial Point Gallery Exhibit Features Works by Marcella Gillenwater


Meridian, ID – (July 18, 2011) –  A variety of artwork by artist Marcella Gillenwater is currently on display in Initial Point Gallery, located on the third floor of Meridian City Hall. The exhibit, which includes paintings, pastels, and whimsical three-dimensional sculptures, will remain on exhibit until August 18.


Marcella was born and raised in Idaho and holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Utah State University. She lived in New York City for several years and returned to Idaho in 2010.  Since her return, Marcella has been painting full time in preparation for several upcoming national art exhibitions. To date, her work has been shown in magazines and various art venues and galleries in New York, Florida, Maryland, Kentucky, Texas, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Influenced by Vermeer, Modigliani, Renoir, and Schmid, Gillenwater says her passion is “fueled by color and light.”


An Artist Reception for this exhibit is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Initial Point Gallery where Ms. Gillenwater will be on hand to greet gallery visitors, discuss her work, and share refreshments.


Initial Point Gallery, administered by the Meridian Arts Commission, on the third floor of Meridian City Hall, located at 33 E. Broadway Avenue in downtown Meridian.  The gallery is free and open to the public during City Hall’s regular business hours -- Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.


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