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Orange Regional Medical Center Presents Local Art Exhibit

June 25, 2013

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the exhibition, Black Dirt, featuring artwork inspired by the rural landscapes, farmers, and glacial lake soil of Orange County’s black dirt region. The opening reception, with artists and farmers in attendance, will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown on the ground floor.

This exhibition includes original paintings, photographs, and woodcuts by established, mid-career Orange County artists: Flavia Bacarella, Ron Gee, Jerry Novesky, and Francesco Mastalia. A group of plein air paintings from the Wallkill River School of Art, including work by the school’s founder, Shawn Dell Joyce, will be featured. The exhibit will be on view until September 13.

Black Dirt is part of Orange Regional’s Art Exhibit Series, an ongoing program of rotating exhibits which present high quality works of art by contemporary artists.

“Orange County is home to a vibrant art scene and a strong farming tradition,” says Orange Regional’s Art Curator, Sarah Johnson. “I am thrilled to bring these two community strengths together within our hospital’s healing space.”

Orange Regional also presents a permanent art collection in diverse media, including paintings, photographs, prints and textiles. Art is integrated in patient rooms and common areas throughout the hospital as an essential part of Orange Regional’s healing environment.

For additional information about Orange Regional’s Art Exhibit Series or Healing Arts Program, contact Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385.

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

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