For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

Multimedia Art Show “Intervals of Tranquility” Opens at Georgian Court University

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 23, 2008—Patricia A. Sherman’s “Intervals of Tranquility” art exhibit will open at the M. Christina Geis Gallery at Georgian Court University in Lakewood on May 12 and will run through May 30. The artist’s reception will be held on May 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the gallery. The reception and show are free and open to the public.

Ms. Sherman, a senior art major at Georgian Court University, will be showing works of various media: oil paintings, watercolors, and painted and fired clay objets d’art such as bowls or teapots.  Loving detail in every work that she creates, especially with oil painting, Ms. Sherman is an American scene painter. Her canvases evoke a photographic transcription of each locality.

“With each piece of artwork, I have tried to create a symbiotic relationship with at least one other piece,” says Ms. Sherman. “This helps to generate an overall unity with my work.”

After a 35-year hiatus from painting due to, as she describes it, “artist’s block,” Ms. Sherman began again. The floodgates held back by all of life’s detours have opened, and there is not enough time in the day to make everything I want,” she explains. “I want the viewer to enjoy each of my works; in a painting I want you to want to go to the place I have painted, to ask yourself, ‘What is around the corner or over the mountain?’”

The M. Christina Geis Art Gallery spotlights works of established and up-and-coming artists in diverse media. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Arts and Science Center on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Kathleen Settles at 732.987.2388.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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