Tuesday, March 22, 2016

“Two Old Guys Painting”

During April the Gourgaud Gallery will be hosting an exhibit named

Old Tree
Marve Sitrin

Save One For Me
Dale Smith
“Two Old Guys Painting”
At the Gourgaud Gallery, located at Cranbury Town Hall,
23-A N. Main Street in Cranbury, N.J. 

Exhibit from April 3 to 22
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday 4/3 and Sunday 4/17  1-3 PM

Opening Reception Sunday, April 3rd from 1-3:30 PM

The two artists are displaying a variety of fabulous paintings in watercolor. Both have had an interest in art for many years and taken classes. The artists will be at the reception on April 3rd from 1-3 PM. Refreshments are served at the reception.

Marv Sitrin hails from Utica, New York. He earned his BS degree from Utica College of Syracuse University. While there he was a cartoonist for the campus humor magazine and art editor of the college yearbook. He continued on to the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dentistry where he again was art editor of the yearbook. In 1960, after two years in the Air Force, Marv moved to New Jersey.
               All his life he has had an active interest in the creative world of art. He has done cartooning, oil painting, sculpturing, wood working as well as watercolor. Marv has taken watercolor classes in Shrewsbury and Summit and since moving to Cranbury has had the good fortune of being in classes taught by Barbara Cox and Russ Johnson.
               He enjoys all aspects of the challenge of watercolor. It has been said that very often the influence of cartooning can be seen in his work. Marv now resides with his wife El in the Four Seasons at Cranbury where water painting classes are close at hand.

Although Dale Smith has called Cranbury home for almost 40 years, his roots lie in northern New York (Watertown).  He attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and Columbia University, graduating with degrees in chemistry and architecture.  His architectural career ran the gamut from commercial and residential in the private sector, and then, with the State of New Jersey, projects in corrections, housing, parks, historic restoration, and office construction.
               His interest in watercolor spans more than 20 years. He has enjoyed classes with Pietro Smith, Barbara Cox, Lisa Walsh, and Russ Johnson.  His focus has been on landscapes with an emphasis on color, attempting to achieve dramatic results using multiple layers of transparent tints.

The artwork is for sale with 20% of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. See www.cranburyartscouncil.org.