ARTWORKS BY LONG-TIME ARTIST MARJORIE SEMERAD
January 27 - February 22, 2017
Opening Reception Friday Feb 27 6-9PM (Troy Night Out)
"Troy From Prospect Park" - Watercolor
TROY, NY - A retrospective exhibit of more than 30 works by the late, well-known regional artist and educator Marjorie Semerad will open with a reception from 6-9pm on Friday January 27, Troy Night Out. The Show will run through February 22.
All of the works will be for sale.
"The Poestenkill behind Old Mills" - Watercolor
Selected from her family’s collection, these rare works span six decades and include paintings and sketches done in the 1940s and 1950s of long-gone Troy buildings and industrial sites as well as more recent powerful watercolors of such Adirondack natural wonders as Buttermilk, Austin, Irishtown and Bog River falls.
Marjorie was a life-long career painter and artist. Born and educated in Schenectady, she graduated from the Syracuse University School of Fine Arts with a degree in design and worked as a textile designer in New York City before moving to Troy around 1940.
"Adirondack Plunge" - Watercolor
Throughout her career she exhibited widely and won numerous awards in juried shows. Her portraits, Troy architectural and industrial scenes, florals and nature studies are in collections owned by The Albany Institute of History and Art, Union College, Albany Law School, The Sage Colleges, and numerous banks, corporations and individuals. While skilled in multiple media, she considered herself first and foremost a painter and was especially noted for technically superb and stunning watercolors, many inspired by her beloved Adirondacks.
After receiving her Masters Degree in Communications in 1963 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Marjorie was invited to join the faculty of Russell Sage College where she taught art history. She was named Teacher of the year in 1972 and an Outstanding Educator of America in 1973. After her retirement in 1983, she painted full-time creating many of her finest works.
Throughout her life she was involved in various organizations and endeavors relating to her love of history, architecture and art. She was a member of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway Board, the Troy Zoning Board of Appeals, the Junior League of Troy, The Torch Club of Albany, the Junior Friday Morning Club of Albany and the Terpin Bannister Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
For more information please call Clement Art Gallery at (518) 272-6811.
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