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Rebus Works began in 2003 as a community oriented gallery run by artists, for artists. A joint project of local photographer Shonna Greenwell and printmaker Lee Moore, Rebus Works focused on media and artists that were less frequently featured in other Raleigh galleries at the time.

The gallery filled an important niche in the Triangle, exhibiting edgy, thought-provoking pieces that challenged the viewer. Rebus Works also combined high craft with fine art to showcase the work of North Carolina craftsmen through a collaboration with Penland School of Craft.

Today Greenwell, the owner of Rebus Works and proprietor of PH7 Fine Art Framing, upholds the original vision of Rebus Works as a space rooted in the local community. Rebus Works regularly features the work of area artists, and also hosts The Saturday Market, where farmers and crafters show off their wares every weekend.

HOW IT BEGAN

ABOUT REBUS WORKS

SEE OUR HISTORY & MEET OUR STAFF

MEET OUR STAFF

KRISTIN DeBOCKLER

Along with working at Rebus Works and parenting two small people, Kristin spends her waking hours painting weird art, creating vinyl stickers, and designing shirts, record covers, and ad mats for bands as "Brutalsquid". Her partner is also an artist and is fortunately supportive of her artistic obsessions.

To see more of her work, click on one of these links:

AMBER ECHEVARRIA

When she's not working at Rebus, she's running her own business called Munjo Munjo (named after the Pomeranian pup mascot), a brand with a retail store that also carries other local makers and independent artist goods.

This fall they moved into the former Holly Aiken space at the corner of Hargett & Wilmington Streets. Pre-covid, they hosted live art events and collaborative projects highlighting other regional artists and making art accessible to people of all types.

Check out her store at these links:

DINA JIRJIS

A massage therapist since 2007, she went to UNC Greensboro for Exercise and Sport Science focusing in Pre-Physical Therapy and Fitness Leadership. It wasn’t until several years later that she pursued massage therapy.

Combining the knowledge she attained in both instances, she found herself looking for a career that would be a perfect fit. She researched many different healthcare facilities as well as modalities and approaches, which led her to believe that healing should stem from the inside out. This is why she is a massage therapist.

Dina works on a referral basis only, as she works from home.

MELISSA MUNSON

When not working on the Rebus Works' website, creating these newsletters, or posting on social media, she's doing the same thing with other clients under her business name MM Design.

After working as a web developer for 20 years, she decided that she wanted to add more art to her daily life by segueing into design: creating websites, product labels, social media content, and logos.

Need help with your website? Check her out here:

SHONNA GREENWELL

After receiving a BFA from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in photography, she opened Rebus Works and pH Seven Frame Shop in 2003. She has 23 years experience in framing art.

She loves working with customers of all kinds to make their world a little bit brighter.

Check out the Frame shop here: