Radu Serban - 10 Church Mirroring in the Creek - oil on canvas - 46x34Presented by The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller Park Preserve

Pleasantville, N.Y. – Master artist Radu Serban revisits the historic river villages of the Hudson Valley, honored by the Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. A holiday presentation of imaginative oil and pastel paintings memorializing the lifestyles of past and present generations.

Bordering the stance of the Hudson River are forested acres of the Preserve bequeathed by the Rockefeller Family, lush with diverse landscapes, Olmstead designed carriage paths and bridges, unique flowering gardens and waterways including the shimmering Swan Lake.

Serban creates pictorial impressions. He is inspired by the vitality of the historic Valley villages while preserving the nostalgia inherent. Every season becomes a stage set for each chosen subject glorified by his colorful choices of oils or pastels. His collection will long be remembered.

Pastels and Prose; a celebration of a century of Hudson Valley art presents imagery first painted by Thomas Cole documented by Richard Friswell in his recent book "Hudson River Chronicles", revisited by artist Radu Serban, as presented in the gallery exhibit. Signed copies of the book are available for purchase at the Preserve office.

The exhibition curated by Audrey Leeds is open daily, 9:00AM-4:30PM for viewing at the Preserve’s Art Gallery building through January 3, 2021. Artworks are available for purchase and proceeds directly benefit programs at the Preserve. Contact gallery curator for sales inquiries. Please follow social distancing guidelines when visiting The Art Gallery.

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Exhibit Contact: Audrey Leeds | proleeds@aol.com  Preserve Contact: 914-631-1470 ext. 0