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Art Gallery to Feature Painter Marlon Seymour

Published: January 23, 2018 | Categories: All News
Marlon Seymour - Abstract Painter

The Art Gallery at Western New England University will host “It’s a $3YM@UR...!” an exhibit by painter Marlon Seymour, from January 28 to March 1. The gallery, located in the St. Germain Campus Center, will host a gallery talk on Thursday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m. where the artist will offer insight into his work, followed by an artist reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Born October 20, 1978, Marlon Seymour lost his mother at an early age and was adopted by his aunt. Born and raised in Springfield, he dropped out of school in the ninth grade and began hanging out on the streets. He was raised in poverty with very few resources for “fun” between caring for his siblings and helping around the house. He managed to escape from the stereotypical lifestyle of a black man growing up in a bad environment by directing his energy into music and painting. He was determined to be successful. Painting was his way of escaping from the stress of everyday life.

Marlon Seymour is a visionary, extremely observant of what the world has to offer. Loved by his community, he is the one of the rising stars of his hometown, inspiring others to find their purpose and motivating many to overcome the status quo of society. Emotionally driven, his art speaks for itself.

“Colors in art are the unspoken words that become the picture,” says Seymour. Painting is his language. It’s his way of speaking, seeing, and feeling. Expressing himself through art, he works tirelessly generating designs, creating and constructing up 10 pieces simultaneously, constantly going back to touch up, add, or alter a piece.

Committed to the study of art, Seymour visits museums worldwide, researches documentaries, examines literature, and analyzes its history. Today, Marlon Seymour is a devoted father and self-sufficient abstract artist.

For information and directions to the gallery visit or call the University at 413-782-1203.