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Orange Regional Medical Center Presents Tapestry Exhibit

September 9, 2015

Mary Flad: Woven Wonders – September 17 through October 30

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center presents a new textile exhibit, Mary Flad: Woven Wonders, featuring the work of Hudson Valley tapestry artist Mary Flad. The opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown, on the ground floor gallery adjacent to the Conference Center. Refreshments will be served and the artist will demonstrate weaving techniques. The exhibit will remain on view through October 30.

Detail Early Spring III, 2015, tapestry weaving by Mary Flad
Detail Early Spring III, 2015, tapestry weaving by Mary Flad

Flad began tapestry weaving in the 1970s after moving to the Hudson Valley. She works on a linen warp and uses a variety of fibers, primarily wool, to develop her images. Flad draws design inspiration for her work from the landscapes and plant forms of the Hudson Valley. Her woven tapestries vary in palette, pattern and structure and range in size from a few inches to that of several square yards.

Flad notes that “woven tapestry has been practiced throughout human history in almost every part of the world. Turkish kilims, the Navaho rugs of the American southwest, medieval and renaissance tapestries that were created to be hung on the walls of castles and cathedrals- all of these are examples of this great craft and artistic tradition.” Flad is a member of the American Tapestry Alliance and teaches tapestry workshops at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center.

Mary Flad: Woven Wonders 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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