ART ON THE SQUARE GALLERY presents “REMEMBERING SUE” a retrospective exhibit looking back at the artistic work of the late gallery director Sue Spillman Magargel. The exhibition is now showing during May and June.
Sue, a Greensburg native, grew up drawing and working in many artistic media. She had drawn, painted, carved, sculpted, worked in pastels, pen and ink, oils, watercolors and acrylics. She watched and worked with her father, Jim Spillman (1926-2007), in oils, helping him teach. He was one of the popular leading artists in Greensburg for many years. Sue continued the Spillman legacy, loved art and thought it was good therapy and very relaxing. Her favorite subjects were landscapes, and flowers (especially daffodils).
She was director of the Art on the Square Gallery from its beginning in May of 2008 until her death. Previously she was very active with the Tree City Artists Gallery on North Broadway Street where her father James “Jim” Spillman had co-founded “Community Artists” in 1964 and gave art lesions.
Sue Spillman Magargel, age 63, passed away on Wednesday, March 9th at her residence in Greensburg. Born on March 21st, 1952 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of James “Jim” Thomas and Lorraine M. (Hood) Spillman. She attended Greensburg High School and graduated in 1970. In High School her art teacher was Judith Richey, a present exhibitor at the Gallery. Following that she attended Franklin College where she studied Art.
She was married to Phillip Raice Magargel on May 26th, 1971 and he preceded her in death on August 6th, 2007. Sue is survived by her son; David James “Jamie” Magargel, Greensburg, daughter; Michelle Lorraine DeBoard, Greensburg, sister: Sara Hankins, Columbus (former North Decatur elementary teacher), and 4 grandchildren; David, Zachary, Rebecca, and Evan. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to Art on the Square Gallery at the Gallery. The exhibition includes both art works not for sale (NFS) and for sale with proceeds going to Sue’s family.
The public is invited to a “Second Friday” Wine and Cheese Reception, May 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Guests at the “Second Friday” reception will be able to view Sue’s works and meet with Gallery artists who will be present. The event is free and soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres will also be served. The Art On The Square Gallery is located at 114 W. Washington Street in Greensburg on the North Side of the Square with regular gallery hours, Tuesday – Friday from 11 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., and Saturday from 11:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M., closed Sunday and Monday.
For more information visit www.artonthesquaregallery.com or call the Gallery at 812-663-8600.