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The Healing Arts Gallery at Ellenville Regional Hospital is a unique place that brings art into the healing process. As Florence Nightingale wrote in 1860 about the effect of “beautiful objects” on sickness and recovery:
Little as we know about the way in which we are affected by form, by color and light, we do know this, that they have an actual physical effect.
The Healing Arts Gallery provides ERH patients, staff and visitors with a new and refreshing view of the work of our talented local artists . Stop in whether you come in to the hospital for an appointment, to visit a patient, or to visit our Gift Shop. It is peaceful, beautiful, and good for the head and heart. Check our events calendar for information on our upcoming exhibitions.
Sarah Fortner Pierson’s paintings will be on solo exhibition at the Healing Arts Gallery at Ellenville Regional Hospital from March 9 – April 25. The show is free and open to the public, 8am-8pm daily. Ellenville Regional Hospital is located at 10 Healthy Way in Ellenville.
For more information about the Healing Arts exhibit or the Ellenville Regional Hospital, please contact (845) 210-3043.
Sarah Fortner Pierson grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received a bachelors 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 founded the Washingtonville Artist Collective in 2014 and is the Executive Director of the Wallkill River School, a non-profit art school and gallery in Montgomery, NY. She currently lives in Washingtonville, NY with her husband and son.
“Nothing is more beautiful and alien than a close up view of a flower. They are full of spots and hairs, oddly shaped caverns and unexpected streaks of color. Even a humble daisy, with its white petals symmetrically arranged around a yellow center, holds mystery. Up close, its center is composed of miniature flowers which spiral outward from fresh buds in the center, to fading flowers, transforming into seeds, on the outer edges. There is a whole cycle of life visible in what we think of as the simplest of flowers.
Exploring the natural world, and especially plants, is a recurring theme in my work. Most of the flowers and plants depicted in the art is from my own garden. I grow plants, photograph them and ultimately produce a finished painting. I find the process and time spent producing the work to be life affirming and fulfilling.”
Ellenville Regional Hospital is located on Route 209 in Ellenville. For more information about Ellenville Regional Hospital, please contact (845) 647-6400.