Healing Arts Program
At Orange Regional Medical Center, we believe that art is an important part of patient-centered care and essential to our healing environment. Emerging evidence in healthcare design shows that art, integrated into hospitals, reduces stress and improves well-being. In our nurturing setting, we use art to create a welcoming environment for patients, families, staff and the community. Art graces our hallways, common areas and patient rooms, providing a sense of inspiration and calm.
The Gallery at ORMC
Orange Regional’s Gallery offers changing exhibits showcasing high quality emerging and established contemporary artists. Open daily from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
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Currently On View (November 13 - December 19, 2014)
Reception: Friday, November 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth is a social documentary exhibit that tells the story of Orange County farmers and their families who have chosen to preserve their land through conservation. Featuring black and white images by Warwick photographer Robert Skinner with accompanying stories by local writer Dorothy Gaydos, the exhibit explores the relationship local farmers have with the land, the bond of heritage and landscape, and the pull of generational history and family. Presented in collaboration with the Orange County Land Trust, the exhibit shares the stories of these landowners who have ensured that these green spaces will remain open and undeveloped, and available for farming, in perpetuity.
(View Salt of the Earth
below: photo by Robert Skinner
Orange Regional’s art collection is integrated into our complete healing environment. Artwork in a variety of mediums –paintings, photographs, prints, and textiles– fills the hospital with visual interest. Art is acquired through commissions, donations, and purchases. The Gallery at ORMC exhibits both emerging and mid-career contemporary artists with a special focus on professional artists from the Hudson Valley.
Fabled Forest Mural
Fishkill-based artist, Steven James Petruccio created the Fabled Forest Mural as the showpiece of Orange Regional’s Children’s Emergency Department. This hand-painted twenty-five foot mural transforms the environment of a hospital waiting room into a vast woodland landscape with detailed illustrations of Orange County animals and their habitats.
Within the landscape, the artist developed small vignettes based on Aesop’s Fables. An illustrated brochure, coordinated to the mural, includes fun facts, stories, and interactive 'look and find' activities. At the base of the mural a two foot high stone wall facade replicates the look of an old stone wall typical of Orange County. This program is funded, in part, by Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange.
Click image to enjoy the Fabled Forest slideshow
(Steven Petruccio, Fabled Forest Mural, in progress)
The entrance mural is funded, in part, by Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange
If you have questions about the art program, please contact Sarah Johnson, Art Curator at (845) 333-2385 or email@example.com.
Art Brings Healing Feeling to Patients – read an article about Orange Regional’s artwork that appeared in the Times Herald Record.