The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion will celebrate the lives and work of iconic Trenton watercolorists during “Trenton’s Treasures: A Retrospective of Watercolors by Marge Chavooshian and Robert Sakson,” opening Saturday, October 9. The wide-ranging exhibition will feature some 100 works by the two late artists, many of them depicting scenes in and around Trenton.
The museum will host an opening reception Sunday, October 10, from 1 to 4 p.m., and the show will be on view through November 14. Many of the works will be available for purchase.
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 Trenton City Museum’s hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. 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. While there is no admission charge, the Museum appreciates donations in support of its mission and programs.