An exhibition of original art by Cynthia Murray will be on display from January 3 through January 29 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Cynthia began her creative pursuits during childhood when she and her five siblings would create summer craft projects under their mother’s direction. Eventually conquering skills more complex than gluing greeting cards to scrap pieces of wood, she began to understand how art could be an effective way to communicate ideas that often felt too complex for words, a way to tell her story. Combining that appreciation for art with a love for mathematics and science led her to study landscape architecture at Rutgers University and the University of Illinois.
Designing a wide variety of landscapes throughout the United States as well as international locations often left Cynthia frustrated when construction documents were turned over to teams of contractors. Wanting to be a more active participant during when dreams imagined become a physical reality, her frustration led to a search for outlets with the opportunity to develop an idea and follow through to a finished product, crafted by her own hands.
Painting has become a way for Cynthia to interpret the world, not necessarily how she sees it, but how she feels it. “I find the challenge and the goal is to capture the emotional essence of any subject with a unique style that is hopefully both captivating and thought provoking.”
Her award winning paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries and art centers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Exhibit hours are Monday to Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.
The exhibit is sponsored by Swarthmore Friends of the Arts. For information about Swarthmore Friends of the Arts, visit www.swarthmorearts.org or contact PR Chair Skip Gosnell, firstname.lastname@example.org.