The popular exhibit of oil paintings by César Jerez at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum has been extended to November 10. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. The Knippenberg Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Jerez, a longtime New Jersey resident, was raised in Montclair and now lives in Butler. He graduated from William Paterson University and then studied at the Art Students League in New York City and at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey. Jerez travels to sketch and paint landscapes and seascapes from Maine to Hawaii and from Spain to the Dominican Republic, where he was born. He uses light effects in his plein-air paintings to create a sense of distance and drama while capturing both the weather conditions and the specific time of day. He paints often at Laurelwood Arboretum.