PRINCETON, NJ - Summit-based clay artist Marguerite Brennan, whose work is distinguished by her trademark of naive animal imagery and is a favorite among collectors, will be exhibited at "Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden," which will be held May 5 - 7 at the Morven Museum and Garden, located at 55 Stockton Street in Princeton.
The juried show will also include celebrated porcelain artist Cliff Lee, and MacArthur Genius Fellow Mary Jackson, who has the distinction of being the nation's most celebrated maker of sweetgrass baskets.
Brennan graduated in 1980 with a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art. Her studies in ceramics continued in Mexico at the Instituto de Allende, in San Miguel de Allende and Otis Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, California. Her clay-making passion encompasses both functional and sculptural work distinguished by her trademark of naive animal imagery.
Brennan has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Canada, and she has won numerous ceramic awards. Her work is in the private collections of Nicolas Cage, Bette Midler, Lorraine Bracco, Francis Ford Coppola, Aidan Quinn and David Strathairn.
The 'Morven in May Craft Show' has grown in size since its inception in 2012. The first year featured just 16 artists, the second 24, and the 2017 show features 37 artists all working at the highest level in their respective medium, including glass, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, mixed media, jewelry, furniture and basketry.
'Morven in May' begins with a Preview Party on Friday, May 5 and then opens to the public for two days of art and "garden treasure hunting," on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7. Along with an array of crafted art objects, 'Morven' will offer for sale a distinct collection of perennials and heirloom annuals. All proceeds from 'Morven in May' help fund the museum's exhibitions, historic gardens, and educational programs.
The show opens to the general public on May 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, priced at $10, are available at the door.