(KUHN GALLERY) “Florals” by Sylvia Tarshis will be exhibited in the Kuhn Family Gallery March 27 through May 17, 2014. This exhibition of Tarshis’ floral compositions highlights a selection of her large body of work. While landscapes and still lifes are part of Tarshis’ repertoire, her favorite subjects to paint are flowers, from figurative to almost abstract. The flowers explode into bright colors reflecting the four seasons and translating emotion and sensibility. Tarshis’ paintings have been very well-received at past gallery shows and auctions and have been seen in three issues of Architectural Digest.
Tarshis’ art education includes workshops in various mediums at studios and art centers with artists Margot Beck, Jerry Okimoto, Charles Seide and George Kandell. She also attended courses at Queens College, Toledo University and New York University. Aside from her painting career, Tarshis has curated two group exhibitions for the Toledo University Museum and has taught drawing, mixed media and crafts at the Veteran Naval Hospital Long Island and on various cruise lines. Tarshis has exhibited her art in solo and group shows worldwide at galleries, museums, consulates and in Christmas windows for both Givenchy and Bonwit Teller in New York. Her works are part of many private and corporate collections throughout the United States. A long-time resident of New York City, Tarshis now resides in Delray Beach.