At the next Ferry Sloops monthly meeting, on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30PM, Educator & Painter, Cynthia Andersen, will present a multi-media lecture on “The Hudson River School of Painting”, in the Nature Center at Croton Point Park. Admission is FREE and open to the public, with a potluck supper at
Learn about The Hudson River School, a mid-19th century American art movement by a group of landscape painters, whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. Their paintings depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, as well as the Catskill Mountains, Adirondack Mountains, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Their mission was to create an “American” landscape vision and literary voice based on the exploration of Nature – the natural world defined as a resource for spiritual renewal and as an expression of national and cultural identity.
Cynthia Andersen is presently a Teacher/Consultant for the Visually Impaired for the Ossining School District. She earned her B.A. from Hunter College, majoring in History with a concentration in Early American Culture, and a Masters degree in Education and Art History. Cynthia, an amateur painter, has been researching, writing and lecturing about the Hudson River School of Painting for more than ten years.
Ferry Sloops’ monthly meetings are held at the Nature Center in Croton Point Park on the first Wednesday of each month. Our potluck supper begins at 6:30PM, followed by our meeting at 7:00PM and guest at 7:30PM. The meetings are open to all current members and non-members interested to learn more about Ferry Sloops.