In Loving Memory
Shirley was a founding member of the Gallery, which she dearly loved, and set the bar high for all of us. When she stood in line to receive her talent, God blessed her with both cooking and sewing, and a lot of ambition. She truly blessed us all with her talent and friendship, and her departure will leave a hole in our hearts, but we know we will fill it with wonderful memories of her. Her talent will still be on display and her fiber art: purses, wall hangings, and some clothing from her TV shows will continue to be on sale, at least for a while. In her memory, the Gallery’s Plein Air award for 2021 was designated as the Shirley Adams Award.
On September 14, 2023,, Gallery on the Square lost a cherished, charter member of our Gallery.
Marti McCoy made her way to Heaven, and we are sure she was welcomed and had the angels laughing with her wit and humor within minutes.
Marti was a lady of many talents, but it was especially apparent in her clay sculptures and watercolors. Her humor came out in her work and made it very popular with her “audience” of fans and collectors. She shared her talent in teaching art to elementary students and after retiring, she shared her knowledge with adults teaching watercolor classes at our Gallery.
Never one to make anything all about her, she called her class, “Sharing the Secrets of Watercolor”.
From friend and fellow artist, Joan Kisner