(TRENTON, NJ) -- The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion will celebrate the lives and work of iconic Trenton watercolorists in “Trenton’s Treasures: A Retrospective of Watercolors by Marge Chavooshian and Robert Sakson.” The wide-ranging exhibition will feature some 100 works by the two late artists, many of them depicting scenes in and around Trenton and be on view from October 9 to November 14.
Carol Hill, a trustee of the Trenton Museum Society and the show’s curator, says, “Even though Marge Chavooshian and Robert Sakson were contemporary Trenton artists and lived only a mile apart, they seldom painted together. However, their work was shown in many of the same local exhibitions as well as regional shows where they received many awards, locally as well as nationally. In this exhibit we can appreciate the work of these talented, prolific artists with their fresh techniques. Sometimes spontaneous, and sometimes with minute detail, they were both masters of the watercolor genre.”
The museum will host an opening reception Sunday, October 10, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Many of the works in the show will be available for purchase.
The Trenton City Museum’s hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 4:00pm and Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The museum offers timed entry for visitors on its website. Masks are recommended. Ample parking is available adjacent to the museum, which is located in Trenton’s Cadwalader Park, entered from Parkside Ave. There is no admission charge, but donations in support of the museum’s mission and programs are appreciated.
The Trenton City Museum is housed in Ellarslie Mansion, an 1848 Italianate Villa in the heart of Trenton’s historic Cadwalader Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Current and rotating exhibits reveal and celebrate Trenton’s historic and cultural past, while art exhibitions showcase the finest in contemporary regional painting and sculpture.
The Trenton Museum Society, the organization that works with the City of Trenton to support the museum’s operations and programming, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2023.
IMAGES: (TOP) E-Z Wash Laundromat - Perry Street by Robert Sakson (BOTTOM) True American by Marge Chavooshian