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The Gallery at Orange Regional Medical Center Presents Art Exhibit

August 10, 2017


Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce its latest art exhibition which showcases the work of two accomplished Hudson Valley artists, Sarah Fortner Pierson and Ellen Joyce Trayer. The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in The Gallery at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown on the ground floor adjacent to the conference center. The exhibit will remain on display through September 28, 2017.

Sarah Fortner Pierson grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received a Bachelor’s degree in Art Practice from UC Berkeley. She moved to New York City in 2001 to join Hunter College’s Master of Fine Art program.  She currently lives in Orange County, NY with her husband and son.

When describing the evolution of her Flower Series, Sarah said when she chooses a composition she tried to find the most unique and distinctive view of the flower. “I love the drama of a huge canvas and how it fills my field of vision and I am submerged in the details of the forms.”

Ellen Joyce Trayer, jealous of her children’s artwork tried her hand at painting in her mid- thirties and immediately fell in love with oils.  Self-taught, she received awards from The South Shore Art Association, The Winter Arts Festival and The East Islip Art Council.

Retiring to the Hudson Valley from Long Island she pursued her art education with The Wallkill River School of Art.  She has studied pastel with Dennis Fanton and oils with William Noonan and Susan Hope Fogel.  Ellen’s new passion is Experimental Watercolors which she is studying with Susan Hope Fogel. Ellen finds her inspiration from the beautiful scenery of the Hudson Valley and from her many travels.

Orange Regional exhibits both emerging and mid-career contemporary and professional artists from the Hudson Valley, with a special focus on healing art.

For additional information about Orange Regional’s Healing Arts Program, contact Director, Healing Environments/Art Curator, Nina Favata, at 333-2385 or nfavata@ormc.org.

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

Photo captions:
Mysterious Mountain Laurel, by Sarah Fortner Pierson will be featured in the exhibit (right).

Encounter, by Ellen Joyce Trayer will be featured in the exhibit (left).

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