Paintings of Jerre Vanderhoef Feature Familiar Hudson Valley Sites
(l to r) C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive; Greg Wyatt, sculptor; Page Simon, Professor, Art, and Emily Harvey, Chair, Art, at the Jerre Vanderhoef Art Reception on September 10.
Paintings of Late Artist, Jerre Vanderhoef, Feature Familiar Sites
Along Hudson River at Rockland Community College Exhibit
Suffern, NY - The paintings of Hudson Valley artist Jerre Vanderhoef are on loan from several collections and available for public viewing at the SUNY Rockland Community College Art Underground. An Art Reception was held on September 10.
The ongoing exhibit includes paintings of Bear Mountain Bridge, Tappan Manse, Davies’ Homestead in New City, Hook Mountain, Main Street in Upper Nyack and a view of the Hudson River from Piermont.
Exhibit dates: September 8 - October 10
Art Underground, Lower Level Library, Suffern campus
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun.,11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Jerre Vanderhoef, mother of C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive, was born in 1921 in Southern California where she was raised. She studied at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and embarked upon a career in advertising illustration and portrait sketching. In the early 1950s, Vanderhoef’s imagination was captured by the Hudson Valley landscape. She stated, “Rockland County is filled with beauty and history to paint, and I like to think that I am preserving some of this vanishing countryside through my paintings.”
Although she retained her status as a portrait artist, her first love was the Hudson Valley countryside, punctuated by historical landmarks. Vanderhoef taught landscape and still-life painting at the Rockland Center for the Arts for many years. She passed away in 2008.
For more information about the exhibit, visit www.sunyrockland.edu
Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.