Photo Credit: Karleigh Martin
Nature beckons patrons to the lowest recesses of the Raven Cafe, where the ever-changing chalkboard art of Miss Marissa Page enhances the lavatory. Admiring the unique sounds of low music and bands like Harley Poe, Horror Funk Punk, she displays an unexpectedly upbeat, “almost comic style” in her own words as an artist, despite her frequent use of garbage animals and dark themes. Her Ghoulish Garbage art was recently featured at the 2017 Art Hop in Downtown Port Huron and select pieces, including unique graphic patches for $3 each, are still available at the cafe, where Ms. Page has been a cook for two years.
Many of her flyers include renditions of opossums, and when the world’s tensions sporadically overwhelm her, she likewise retracts until she releases her emotions in the creation of her art. When she’s not creating graphic or culinary art or attending shows, she may be found cuddling with her six adorable rats, two felines, and a friendly tarantula. When asked if there was anything she would tell her twelve-year-old self, she responded, “Don’t doubt yourself. You’ll get somewhere you didn’t expect to be,” expressing her path to becoming a member of the Raven Cafe family, as her gothic eyes smile.
Marissa keeps her prices reasonable, including her work she does as a graphic artist, designing show flyers, band art, shirt designs, album art, and other promotional materials for Mid-Michigan musicians. Her graphic designs are viewable on Facebook @hxrrorgrrl
Story by SK Mabry, Raven Media Specialist