This month I had the absolute joy of speaking with Marcy Hall owner and operator of Rabbit Room Arts Studio, well-known Erie PA artist and creator, now located in Oil City, PA. I've always admired and respected Marcy, not just for the beautiful jewel tones and organic shapes that she uses in her work, but also because she is one of the wisest and kindest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with her more thoroughly this month about her work and her inspiration.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I spent the last 25 or so years of my life working at a job other than art, and while I loved that time, I am so happy and thankful to be now devoting most of my time to being an artist. I live with my amazing partner, Erin, her two teenage and very self-sufficient kids, two dogs, two cats, one bunny, and three guinea pigs!
Though I lived in Erie all my life and love it there, we recently moved to Oil City, PA. Living through a pandemic has given us all a different perspective. For us, it meant moving closer to family, which this move meant for both of us, and infusing our life with outdoor activities. We now live almost right on the Erie to Pittsburgh Bike Trail as well as the Allegheny River, we hike and bike all the time, and being creative and making art is part of our everyday experience.
There are lots of opportunities for artists in Oil City. The natural beauty is unmatched and the growing artist community includes arts and music of all kinds. The community is extremely welcoming to artists and we need more people with different points of view! I am on an artist relocation committee here in Oil City. If you or someone you know is or may be interested in moving here, feel free to