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Works of Eight Area Artists Showing in CCC's Marlin Gallery


Camden County College’s Marlin Gallery is presenting the works of several local artists whose vocations took them into non-art professions but whose avocations have expressed their spirit of creativity. The exhibition, “Eight Creative Spirits,” will run for four weeks.


Featured in the show will be pieces by Vivienne Campbell of Mount Ephraim; Henry Cummings of Laurel Springs; the late Marge Delany of Turnersville; Charla Marchione of Cherry Hill; Art Nayote of Turnersville; Susan S. Nayote of Turnersville; Joe Segal of Cherry Hill; and David M. Welsh of Blackwood. Each artist is someone who works or has worked full-time in a job unrelated to art – secretary, pharmacist, engineer – but has taken classes in Camden County College’s Art Department over the course of many years and has morphed from non-artist to artist.


For example, more than two decades ago, Cummings, an engineer, began taking courses in several different media and found that he enjoyed working in clay best. While making teapots and other household items, he discovered that he loved to make miniature furniture from clay.

Segal, a pharmacist, had always been envious of those who created art. Welding lessons from a friend and CCC courses led him to begin a new career sculpting in stone and wood.


Delany, a retired secretary, learned that she liked making art – in many media – that expressed her whimsical side. Before her death, she played a large role in organizing “Eight Creative Spirits.” The exhibition is dedicated to her memory.


“Eight Creative Spirits” will run from July 5 through Aug. 1 An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. July 11. Admission to the show and the reception is free and open to the public.


The Marlin Gallery is located inside Lincoln Hall on the College’s Blackwood Campus, which is at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, with additional viewing hours available by contacting gallery director Therese Marlin at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4201, or

Published: July 03, 2012