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Orange Regional Medical Center Captures Orange County Farmland in New Art Exhibit

January 20, 2016

FIELD/FLOWER: Heidi Lanino and Janet Howard-Fatta – January 22 – March 4, 2016

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center presents a colorful exhibit of new work by two regional master painters in the upcoming exhibit, FIELD/FLOWER: Heidi Lanino and Janet Howard-Fatta. These local painters, who both live and work in Warwick, New York, display art on the theme of Orange County farmland and the beauty it produces, from crops of the black dirt fields to fresh flowers for market. FIELD/FLOWER references both the fields of land and the painter’s use of fields of color. The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center with the artists and refreshments. The exhibit space is located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown, on the ground floor gallery adjacent to the Conference Center. The exhibit will remain on view through March 4.

Heidi Lanino, Little York II, 24 x 24, acrylic on canvas.
Heidi Lanino, Little York II, 24 x 24, acrylic on canvas.

Heidi Lanino captures the patterns of Pine Island’s black dirt farmland in her new series of field paintings, done in the Abstract Expressionist spirit. Her techniques of using drawn marks, painted gestures, and calligraphic lines transform her vision of agricultural landscapes into dynamic compositions. Lanino states, “I strive to capture the emotional, and color space, of my surrounding landscape, near my home in Warwick. This new series is a progression into a more vibrant and complex palette, created by pulling from the structure of the landscape, the earth, the black dirt, and using inspiration from my internal and external surroundings.”

Also inspired by the beauty of the rural landscape of Warwick, with its farms, mountains, and state parks, artist Janet Howard-Fatta created a series of flower paintings for the exhibit based on her study of organic forms interacting with light and color. Fatta explains that she spends “a lot of time at Emmerich Greenhouse. Most of the flowers in this series have come from their flower field where they grow for the farmer’s markets. The varieties and quality fill all my senses.”

FIELD/FLOWER is part of Orange Regional’s Art Program which features changing art exhibits. These exhibits are free and open to the public. For additional information about the Art Program, contact Orange Regional’s Art Curator, Sarah Johnson, at 845-333-2385 or visit www.ormc.org/art for more information.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


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