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A Collection of Works by Jerry Herman (z”l)

Thu June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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A Collection of Works by Jerry Herman (z”l) at JCC’s Amster Gallery

The Ann Arbor JCC’s Amster Gallery is pleased to present a collection of works by Jerry Herman (z”l). Starting on June 3, the JCC will showcase his pieces, with a reception taking place at the JCC on Thursday, June 20 from 6-7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Jerry Herman was a longtime Ann Arbor resident, having come here for grad school in the late 1960s. He devoted much of his free time to exploring his love of nature, taking part in many hikes around Ann Arbor. Retiring from dentistry in 2015, Jerry was able to devote more time to being in nature. 

Shortly after retirement, a series of strokes made it difficult for him to engage at his former level of involvement. It was then that Jerry revisited his interest in art, as he had always admired the artists in his family. He became a student of almost every available art class at Washtenaw Community College, experimenting with a variety of mediums including watercolor and acrylic on canvas. Much of Jerry’s artwork reflected his love of nature. 

When Jerry was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2021, he continued to create, almost until his death two months later. This exhibit is to honor the memory of Jerry and his passion for creating works of art. In addition, it is a thank you to Jerry’s wonderful teachers and classmates from his art classes, for their kindness, encouragement, and support. Art truly became Jerry’s passion, and it helped him as he dealt with the challenges he faced towards the end of his life. 

Jerry’s artwork will be up at the JCC until July 18, and proceeds will go to Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County. We hope you will join us for his exhibit on June 20.


Thu June 20
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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