John VandenOever: Observed and Reported - A Retrospective
Artist's Reception: Sunday, October 5th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
John VandenOever, pastor of the Piermont Reformed Church, is also a musician, songwriter, and visual artist. “I studied music before theology, and while at my first parish in Flushing, I studied drawing and painting at Queens College. The common thread running through all this is, I think, attentive observation of the world, and reporting on that observation in creative ways. There are mysterious and surprising things to be seen all around us, sometimes beneath the surface, sometimes obvious and yet unnoticed. Some of these surprises only become visible when they are captured, portrayed, or named.”
VandenOever’s work will be exhibited at the Library for the month of October. The exhibit will include portrait, still life, and landscape paintings, prints and drawings, and photographs.