January’s Art Exhibit Presents Artwork by Monique Sarkessian

January’s Art Exhibit “Love’s Abundance”, brought to you by Swarthmore Friends of the Arts, presents the thought-provoking artwork by artist Monique Sarkessian.

An exhibition of original oil and encaustic wax paintings by Ms. Sarkessian will be on display from January 4th through January 31st at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue. The public is invited to the artist’s opening reception on Saturday, January 7th, from 2-4pm. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Monique Sarkessian is a Philadelphia artist who creates vibrant oil and encaustic wax paintings, and salvaged and ceramic sculptures that bring healing joy found in the revelation of the presence and love of God in and around us. Monique enjoys using a variety of expressive art mediums to bring the viewer into the divine mysteries explored in her world. She loves creating, it’s what she has loved doing since age 4 when she decided to be a painter. She seeks to touch collectors’ hearts with the joy and love of God through her artwork with vivid color and joyful depictions that keep the viewer’s attention to look and look again. Her work transforms homes shifting the atmosphere by bringing in the joy of the Lord and the colors of heaven. Monique has been painting, exhibiting, and selling her work professionally for nearly 40 years. She has exhibited widely and had works honored with awards at numerous exhibitions and competitions across the US including two museums, several universities, and recently in Paris, France. She has also painted and exhibited in Italy. 

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The exhibit is free and open to the public. Exhibit hours are M-Th 9am – 8pm, Fri 10am – 7pm, Sat 10am – 3pm, Sun 1 – 5pm.

The exhibit is sponsored by Swarthmore Friends of the Arts. For information about Swarthmore Friends of the Arts or to submit a request for your own show, visit www.swarthmorearts.org or contact Martha Perkins, martha.perkins@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for exhibition schedules and images of inspiring artwork by our local artists.

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