Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 26, 2014) – Animal lovers will delight in the antics of lovable cats and dogs captured in artwork currently being featured as part of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new exhibit, “Cats and Dogs, Winter and Spring.”

The exhibit, which showcases the works of five local artists, is on display through April 28 as part of the Hospital’s “Art for Health” program curated by artist Suzanne Bohrer Ashley. The public can meet the artists at a reception in the Hospital lobby on April 19 from 4- 6 p.m.

The works on display range from oil and acrylic paintings to photographs. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a series of animal portraits by photographer and animal advocate Liza Wallis Margulies.

“Whether I’m photographing people, dogs, cats, frogs, sunsets, streams or cloudy mornings, I hope to develop a rapport that goes beyond our roles as photographer and subject. It’s in that rapport that I work to reveal that which lay just beneath the surface,’’ said Margulies of her work.

The exhibit can be viewed by the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in the lobby gallery and along the main corridors of the Hospital. Visitors may also view the permanent “Art for Health” collection, which features 300 original works in 17 gallery spaces throughout the campus. Artists interested in exhibiting at the hospital should contact curator Suzanne Ashley at the hospital. Contributions of art are also welcome.

About the artists:
Joy Tobin lives and works in Brewster, New York. She has been an artist and art teacher for over 25 years and is named in Who's Who among American Teachers. Joy has taught watercolor workshops at the Hammond Museum in North Salem, NY and continuously on various international cruise ships. The artist has a BA and MA in art and has studied with watercolorists Mel Stabin, Judy Wagner, and Judi Betts. She has had numerous solo exhibits and has been featured in galleries in New York, Connecticut, and also in the Bahamas. Her paintings can be found in collections throughout the United States and also in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas.
Basia Goldsmith lives on Riverside Drive in New York City where she enjoys a splendid view of the Hudson River. She was born in Poznan, Poland. As a child and her family were sent to an internment camp in North Africa before being relocated to Scotland where she grew up on a farm and attended a Catholic boarding school in London.

At the age of 16, Basia attended London's Central School of Art. After graduating, she moved to France and became a textile designer in Paris. In her early 20,s Basia moved to New York City where she continued her work as a freelance textile designer. She has since devoted her time exclusively to painting.

Ginny Howsam Friedman has exhibited throughout New York, New Jersey, Conn. and Massachusetts and is a member of the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont NY. She talks about her work with enthusiasm.
"Mother Nature understands the effect of complementary colors. . . .I’m excited when I see light flash or a woods backlit or muted tones on a foggy day. And I love a view with the excitement of light bouncing all over," she says.
Liza Wallis Margulies says she loves photographing faces and would rather do that than just about anything else. “My main photographic interests are portraits, animals, night time,’’says Margulies. “My favorite subject is faces, all kinds, all shapes, all ages, all species. I can't recall a time when I didn't have an interest in photography.”
Robert Uricchio's passion for photography began at an early age as he focused on his hometown of Jackson Heights, NY. After a 20-year career with the New York City Police Department, he has once again gone back to what he enjoys most, photography. He is currently manager for an architectural website in addition to doing some film editing as well. He has photographed several famous museums and major works of art and edited videos about museums, their art, artists and architecture.

For more information on Art for Health or the artist reception, call 914-734-3557.
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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

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Cortlandt Manor, NY - (September 9, 2013)– “The Art of the Harvest” exhibit featuring photographic works of local novices to professionals will open Monday, September 9 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The exhibit may be viewed from 8 a.m.to 8 p.m. seven days a week in hospital main lobby and main hallways through January 5.

The exhibit by the Westchester Photographic Society features the works of 33 photographers and portrays the bounty of the harvest from traditional pumpkins and gourds to spices of India. The works range from the panoramic beauty of open spaces to the microcosm of nature’s insect and botanical worlds.

The theme, “Art of the Harvest”, is not only seasonal, but timely because it will be incorporated into the Hospital’s celebration of World Food Day on October 22 at its twice monthly Farmers’ Market.  Food Day is a grassroots movement to encourage people to eat more fresh foods and support local farms.

WPS members took to the challenge of the food theme with enthusiasm and excitement, producing close to 75 photographs with wide ranging interpretation of the topic. The group has been exhibiting periodically at the hospital for over 15 years.

"Their work is always exceptional", says curator Suzanne Bohrer Ashley, "and this time is no different with works depicting local scenes of pumpkin patches to rice paddies in Vietnam."

All works are for sale with part of the proceeds being donated toward the continued support of the Hospital’s permanent “Art for Health” galleries, which feature more than 350 pieces of original, fine art donated over the past 20 years by artists in the tri-state region.

Lois Barker, President of the Westchester Photographic Society, said that the society has a long history of bringing photographic talent to public venues throughout the state.

Founded in 1978, the Westchester Photographic Society is the oldest and largest photographic club in Westchester County. The group has displayed its members’ works in many public venues including the Empire State Building, the Chapman Gallery at Iona College and the Arts Exchange Gallery at ArtsWestchester.

The “Art for Health” program is unique because of its scale and the quality of the artwork that it brings to a hospital setting. For more information on “Art for Health,” or to make a donation, contact the Foundation of Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 914-734-3526.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

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Cortlandt Manor, NY - (July 2, 2013) –  Art lovers can enjoy the sights of summer indoors at Hudson Valley Hospital Center where the Hospital's Art for Health program is now featuring its latest exhibition, “Shades of Summer.”

The exhibit, which showcases the works of seven local artists, is on display from now until August 29 as part of the Hospital’s “Art for Health” program curated by artist and hospital Curator, Suzanne Bohrer Ashley.

The 85 works on display give diverse interpretations of nature's seasons and include bronze wall sculptures, oil and acrylic paintings, hand dyed/torn paper collages, and photographs. The exhibit can be viewed by the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in the lobby gallery and along the main corridors of the Hospital. Visitors may also view the permanent “Art for Health” collection, which includes 250 pieces of original art throughout other public areas of the hospital

About the Artists featured in “Shades of Summer” :

Barbara Korman,maintains a studio in Westchester and New York City for the design and production of three-dimensional constructions, unique cast bronzes and wood installations. She has traveled extensively- from the National Parks in the United States to the Himalayas in Nepal - collecting regional art and making photographic notations of the land's textures and formations. “My work is informed by nature but not necessarily about nature. I want to create a dialogue between the visual, physical and emotional qualities that are inherent in space, form, texture, line and color,’’ she says.  Korman’s award winning works have been exhibited and collected worldwide in more than 100 solo and group shows at leading museums and galleries, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grounds for Sculpture, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Olivetti-Rome, and Tiffany and Company’s Fifth Avenue windows. A graduate of New York City's High School of Music and Art, she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Fine Arts at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. For more information on Korman, visit, www.bkormanstudio.com

 

 Photographer Vito Pasquale’s series Some Things We Both Might Have Missed, focuses on everyday objects and places presented through a different perspective. The large-scale composite photographs featured in the exhibition are comprised of dozens of small, connected moments, intricate recreations of familiar spaces. “If we wanted, we could go to these places right now. In fact, if we’d had the chance, I’d have preferred that we’d been there together when the photographs were taken," says Pasquale. Most of the images have a single point of focus: a hand tool, a lawn chair, a watering can, a flowerpot, a rowboat, a light bulb, a stone wall. “These are quiet places and subdued colors. They are places where your grandparents went to school, where children learned to swim, where we learned to read and you caught your first sunny and finally, the street where we live,’’ he said  Pasquale lives in Mount Kisco with his wife and two sons.  For more information on his work, visit, www.vitopasquale.blogspot.com.

 

 Chad Wallaceis an award-winning artist from Westchester County. He has illustrated eight books for children including: Earth Feeling, The Heat (2010) and Seahorses (2012). He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Syracuse University (1997) and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from FIT (2011).“For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional artist,’’ said Wallace. “Ok, there was a brief period when I was nine years old when I wanted to be a paleontologist, but who didn’t? I quickly discovered though, that what I enjoyed about dinosaurs most was drawing them. It was my first and last career change." His large illustrations feature animals in their natural environments and display his interest in re-imagining children’s storytelling for the digital age. In a fast-paced, ever changing field, authors/Illustrators are being forced to adapt to new markets/media. “As technologies such as the I-phone and I-Pad continue to evolve, the demand for creative imagery and practical teaching applications will also increase,” he said. It is in that spirit that he has written The Meadow Mouse, a book/app currently in production with Dawn Publications. It is scheduled for release in Spring 2014. Chad resides in Westchester County, NY with his wife. To see more of his work visit, www.chadwallace.com

Artist and deceased Harrison native Marilyn Cohen's work has been collected in the National Archives of the Smithsonian. Her work, including watercolor-dyed torn paper collages, is inspired by oral histories and old photos and is her attempt to capture and preserve American history. Her large collages appear to be delicate watercolor paintings, but are really bits of color-drenched fragments of torn paper. Cohen had a varied background and designed greeting cards, wallpaper and fabric patterns, as well as, illustrated children's books. She also designed and supervised the production of a successful line of adult board games. Cohen was born and raised in New York City and attended the School of Visual Arts. She met her husband, Lewis, while at college and they moved to Westchester to raise their three children.  For more about Cohen’s work, visit www.marilyncohenartist.com.

 

Linda Puiattipaints primarily with oils on canvas. These include field studies painted outdoors in the Hudson Valley, the farmlands of Belgium and France and the coast of Cape Cod She uses color, light and shadow to express a strong connection with nature and the drama of a moment. Her paintings seek to create an emotional connection and encourage viewers to reflect.  She is a true colorist, using point and counterpoint to create strong and bold images of peaceful settings in a contemporary style.  Puiatti’s paintings are part of private collections throughout the US, Europe and Africa. Her American studies include The Art Students League, The School of Visual Arts, The Woodstock School of Art, and the Byrdcliffe School of Art and European studies include Stedelijke Akademie voor Schoone Kunst, Deinze, Belgium.  Her work has been shown in numerous galleries nationally and internationally and are included in many private collections.  www.lindapuiatti.com

Andrea Gellerstudied painting at Cornell University and Parsons School of Design. After a successful career as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, with clients that included the New York Times, Washington Post and Psychology Today, she earned her MFA in painting from William Paterson University. She has had solo and two person exhibits at Johnson & Johnson, NJ, Ramapo College of NJ and Riverside Gallery, NJ. She has participated in numerous group shows in New York and across the United States. Recently, her work was selected by designer Michael Graves to participate in the West Windsor Arts Festival. Her painting “Floating” was selected by the US Ambassador, Daniel Speckhard, as part of a three year exhibition at the US Embassy in Athens, Greece, 2008. She has been teaching on the college level for over 15 years. “As a kinesthetic learner I have always explored the world through motion. My paintings, prints and drawings are a reflection of this as there is a quality of movement in the work. To learn more about Geller’s work, visit www.gellart.com

Growing up on Long Island and currently from Norwalk, CT, Paul Mindell knew instinctively as a child that he was an artist. Sixty years later, the Smithsonian selected him to exhibit in the National Portrait Gallery. He says, "my earliest works seemed to rival the walls of the caves of Lascaux." Mindell's work displayed at the hospital includes a series of oil paintings featuring cows, one of his favorite subjects, as well moody and dreamy landscapes with a contemporary flair. He has studied art at the Arts Students League, Silvermine Guild of Artists Rhode Island School of Design, University of Michigan School of Art & Design. In June 2009 he was selected by a Smithsonian jury as one of 49 artists, out of a field of 3,300, to exhibit in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery. Currently, he is a professor of art at Bergen Community College and has served as Visiting Artist at the College of New Rochelle. He is also a member of the Adjunct Art Faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design.  To learn more about Mindell’s work visit, www.paulmindell.com

Artists interested in exhibiting at the hospital should contact curator Suzanne Ashley at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING Contributions of art are also welcome to be added to the hospital’s collection of about 300 original works in 17 gallery spaces throughout the campus.

 

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

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