Opening Celebration for “Paintings by Marvin Humphrey”
(image: “Three Ding Dongs on a Beach Towel,” 8” x 15” oil on canvas by Marvin Humphrey, 1991)
From September 22 through October 28, 2018 Napa Valley Museum Yountville will present paintings by beloved St. Helena artist Marvin Humphrey, in the History Gallery. An Opening Celebration on Saturday, September 29 at 5 pm is FREE for Members; $10 for Non-Members. Art sales during the exhibition will benefit the Museum’s arts and education programs.Tickets for the Celebration will go on sale soon via our website.
California native Marvin Humphrey has lived and worked in St Helena since 1993, where he served as a postman for many years, and where his paintings have earned a loyal following of local and visiting collectors. He has an Art Degree from San Diego State, where he served as cartoonist for the Daily Aztec newspaper. In 50+ years, he has painted and sold more than 3000 oil paintings. His witty work is known for its pun-filled titles and trompe l’oeildepictions, most rendered in small-scale framed oil paintings. Says Humphrey: “At times, the inspiration is simply the visual beauty of the subject; at other times, it’s the fun of illustrating a thought, catch-word, phrase, homonymic pun, or cliché with a twist.”
Admission to the History Gallery is included with regular Museum Admission, which is $10 Adult; $5 Seniors (65 and older) and Kids under 16; Admission is Free for Museum Members, residents of the California Veterans Home and Active Duty Military.Tickets to the Opening Celebration, which are free for Members and $10 for non-members, are available via the Museum’s website (www.napavalleymuseum.org).