January 23, 2019

“Marge: A Preview” at Trenton City Museum

“MARGE: A PREVIEW”: An exhibit and sale of watercolors by longtime Trenton resident and artist Marge Chavooshian will be at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion from February 2 through March 3. An opening reception is Saturday, February 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Trenton City Museum has announced its new exhibit, “Marge: A Preview,” running February 2 through March 3 in the Tom Malloy Gallery at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. An opening reception is Saturday, February 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Mention the name Marge, and many New Jersey art patrons envision the watercolors of longtime Trenton resident and artist Marge Chavooshian. Chavooshian was nationally known for her fresh watercolors and sketches: scenes from the Delaware Valley, Cape May, and her many travels. A prolific artist, she left behind a massive body of work. “Marge: A Preview” is a peek at some of her never-shown work, before a retrospective of her work planned for Ellarslie in early 2020.

Marge Chavooshian was born in New York City, but she spent over 50 years as a resident of Trenton. She studied at the Arts Students League and with Reginald Marsh in New York, then worked as a fabric designer, illustrator, and teacher in public and private schools throughout Mercer County after moving to Trenton. During her career, Chavooshian was the recipient of 163 awards including American Arts Council, the Medal of Honor, scores of Best in Shows, purchase awards, and the latest, an award in her memory from the recent Garden State Watercolor Society exhibit at Ellarslie.

Over the many years that Chavooshian lived in the area, the Trenton City Museum featured her work in many juried shows and small group exhibitions. She also presented workshops and demonstrations, where she shared her expertise with amateurs and professionals alike. This preview and sale provide an opportunity for art lovers to add a Chavooshian to their collection.

For more information, call (609) 989-3632 or visit www.ellarslie.org.