“Where were you when Michael Jackson died?” artist Marcella Marsella said as she started her presentation of art work.
While a few people remembered their location, others remained silent. Marsella began her slideshow with a Google Maps snapshot pinpointing her exact location outside of the art store and gallery, Needles and Pens in San Francisco.
“Knowing that Michael Jackson died meant something big,” Marsella said. “It meant that I had to go to Los Angeles, that I had to go to Hollywood, that I had to go to Beverly Hills…and I didn’t just want to go there to see what was going on. I wanted to be immersed in the Michael Jackson mania.”
On Saturday at 3rd Ward’s art gallery Women Inherit the Earth in South Kensington, the young artist sat in front of a crowd of people who were interested in learning more about her journey.
“I wanted to hear Lauren [Marcella Marsella] read from her Michael Jackson journals from her pilgrimage to Los Angeles as well as hear other artists talk about their work because this is an amazing show here at 3rd Ward,” guest Andrew Dyerer said.
Although the exhibit has come to an end, artist Marcella Marsella’s paintings and jewelry can still be purchased by contacting her at MarcellaMarsella@gmail.com.