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"Rhoda Sherbell: Looking East En Plein Air"
December 11, 2006 - March 23, 2007
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Artist Rhoda Sherbell will offer her personal perspective on a collection of 16 of her works that reveal her mastery of the pastel medium on January 19, 2007, as a highlight of her exhibition which debuts on December 11, 2006, at the Hofstra Museum, Lowenfeld Conference Exhibition Hall on the 10th floor of the Axinn library.
Ms. Sherbell is best known for her work in sculpture - several of her pieces are displayed on the Hofstra campus - but she has always been drawn to a wide range of art media. She is a protégé of sculptor William Zorach and a student of painter Reginald Marsh. Her distinguished career includes a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a retrospect of her sculptural work at the Huntington Hartford Museum. Her works have also been shown at many respected museums including the National Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History and has received awards from numerous entities including the Ford Foundation, the National Sculpture Society, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Arts Club.
"Rhoda Sherbell is one of Long Island's most successful artists and she has a strong following, who are always eager to see her latest works. She is a sculptor and this is a rare opportunity to see her work in a different medium, the medium of pastel," said Beth Levinthal, director of the Hofstra Museum.
These recent works in pastel display yet another dimension of Ms. Sherbell's artistic talents. These works were created between 2002-2006 and focus on the physical and natural beauty of the East End of Long Island. One can view the beauty of the sunset in West Hampton Beach Sunset (2003), the eloquence of nature in East Quogue Wildlife Preserve (2002), and the tranquility and simplicity of winter in Basket Neck Fish Creek, Winter Landscape, Remsenburg (2005).
"Her works have a freshness and delicacy that transport the viewer to a place of serenity and natural beauty. She captures a rapidly fading landscape of the East End of Long Island in its many seasons and moods," said Ms. Levinthal.
The exhibition will be on view at Hofstra University until March 23, 2007.
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For more information on this exhibit and others call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra Museum web site at: http://www.hofstra.edu/COM/Museum/museum_exhibition_sherbell.cfm.