A native of Falls Church, Theatrical Designer Margie Jervis is the resident Scenic, Costume and Puppet Designer for Creative Cauldron of Falls Church and is a Teaching Artist for their educational programs. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1978 in Sculpture with a specialty in Glass. She has had a multifaceted art career of over 30 years.
Margie’s training in theatrical design and production was accomplished working for Seattle Opera in the 1980s and 90s in scenery production with a specialty in painting and sculpture. Her close connection to the hands on making of art, continues to inform her design process today.
She is a key member of the Creative Cauldron artistic team since the 2009 opening of their performance venue at ArtSpace Falls Church. Other Design Credits include: the Washington National Opera’s productions for young people, Charlottesville Opera, and design collaboration with Keira Hart on costumes and art installations for Uprooted Dance performed at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and other events. Her Fine Art in glass has been exhibited and collected internationally in museums with a significant collection in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
In both 2010 and 2017 she was recognized with the Strauss Artist Grant Award from the Arts Council of Fairfax County for professional achievement.