'Echoes' Exhibit Opens at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

Exhibit will feature the work of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

May 1, 2015

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Nature through the scientists’ inquisitive eye will be on display starting June 11 when NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital will showcase the work of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

Watercolor art of wild animals

The exhibit, "Echoes: An Homage to Plants and Animals in Art," showcases the strong influence of natural flora and fauna on art throughout human history. It is the latest in a series of exhibits featured by the hospital’s "Art for Health" program.

"We are so lucky to have the The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators - Greater New York Chapter exhibiting botanical style detail work at the hospital," said Art for Health Curator Suzanne Ashley. "They are absolutely terrific and everyone should stop in to see their work."

The exhibit explores the theme of how nature has inspired artists throughout history. In this exhibition you will find echoes of prehistoric cave painting, Egyptian hieroglyphs, classical architectural detail, oriental screen paintings, Renaissance book illustration and American folk art. The exhibit was previously on display at the Environmental Science Center at Yale University, New Haven.

"Echoes: An Homage to Plants and Animals in Art," can be viewed at the hospital daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the lobby gallery and along the main corridors. Visitors may also view the permanent "Art for Health" collection, which features 500 original works in 13 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.

For more information on Art for Health or the current exhibit, call 914-734-3557.