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Cortlandt Hospital Features 'Landscape Visions' Exhibit

Special guest artist Elaine Galen of Mount Kisco will be featured at Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Art for Health program.
Special guest artist Elaine Galen of Mount Kisco will be featured at Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Art for Health program. Photo Credit: www.hvhc.org

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – A fine art exhibit titled "Landscape Visions" is now open as part of the Art for Health program at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

This exhibit highlights the works of six artists and features a special guest artist, Elaine Galen of Mount Kisco, whose work has been exhibited internationally.

"The hospital is honored to exhibit the work of an artist of this caliber," said curator Suzanne Ashley. Galen's exhibit of recent paintings is complemented by that of the five area artists whose works – a diverse selection of landscapes in many different mediums – are also exhibited in the lobby and halls of the facility.

Galen's exhibit is special also in that she is presenting her mixed media and oil paintings for sale and donating 50 percent of the proceeds to the hospital.

In addition to many solo exhibitions in New York, nationally and internationally, Galen's work has been acquired and exhibited by the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Neuberger Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tampa Museum of Art, the James A. Michener Museum of Art, the Mississippi Museum of Art and many others. In addition, her work is in numerous other public, private and corporate collections and has been shown in many galleries around the world with gallery representation in Chicago and New York.

Speaking of her work, Galen says, “In a world of eroding values and environmental concerns, my view of nature is one of a moral obligation to preserve its interdependent balance. As a painter, my aim is to communicate nature's power to evoke a range of emotions from the mystical to the surreal."

The exhibit may be viewed in the lobby and main administrative hallway seven days a week from 2-8 p.m. in the main hospital building. To access the full exhibit, ask at the Information Desk for directions to the main hall. The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 5. Purchases may be made through Ashley at suzanneashley13@gmail.com or 845-531-9617.

Artists interested in exhibiting at the hospital should also contact Ashley. Art for Health is a collection of more than 300 original works in 17 gallery spaces throughout the campus. Studies show that artwork has therapeutic benefits that help in the healing process. The Art for Health program received a community service award from ArtsWestchester in 2010.

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