Artistic Husband and Wife
Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Mr. & Mrs. Sirkin: Points of View in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts from July 5th to August 2nd, 2018. An artistic couple with their own style and mediums, Scott and Susan Sirkins’ work explores times and locations from their own personal experiences. Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception on July 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., during the downtown New Bern Artwalk.
New York natives, the Sirkins moved to New Bern in 1989, raising a family and building their ½ Hour Photo chain. Susan’s work focuses primarily on impressionistic oil painting, often on the “never cease to amaze” natural beauty of eastern North Carolina, including seascapes, forests, swamps, and estuaries. She seeks to highlight and preserve the fragile and precious treasures of North Carolina. Scott is photographer of 50 years, whose work started with the Concerned Photographers Series, documenting the social activism of the 60’s and 70’s. His large black and white canvas prints depicts the coming of age social awareness of the time, and reveals a relevance in today’s political climate.
Admission to all galleries at the Bank of the Arts is free and open to the public. The Bank of the Arts is open from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday thru Saturday, with extended hours for Artwalk the second Friday of each month.
For more information please contact Jonathan Burger, Marketing and Gallery Director, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc. at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., New Bern, 252-638-2577.
Submitted by: Jonathan Burger