Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is hosting an exhibit featuring the work of photographer Peggy Bruner. The exhibit will be on display in the hospital Atrium from March 1 – 31, 2005.
After a career in computer technology, Ms. Bruner is now devoted full-time to her work as a landscape photographer. Her exhibit at Helen Hayes Hospital is entitled “Colorblind,” and includes a selection of photographs reproduced in both varying shades of color as well as black and white. The effect is to “take the eye on a completely separate journey, creating an entirely different mood, or tell a story with a different ending,” says Ms. Bruner of her work. “Getting up close and finding surprises in the details excites me, especially when it produces an abstract effect, and the thrill of capturing a moment in time and space that will never be seen again is most rewarding.”
Bruner’s photos have appeared in the Paramus Wild Birds Unlimited publication, as well as in exhibits in the area including King’s Daughters’ Library and the Washingtonville Art Society. Additionally, her work can be found at various craft shows and street fairs in Rockland, Bergen, and Orange counties. In addition to photography, Ms. Bruner teaches “Exposure to Better Photography” for the Town of Ramapo Parks & Recreation Department’s Community Program. Her students exhibit their work in Ramapo town Hall. She is currently writing a children’s book to be illustrated with her photos.
The exhibit at the physical rehabilitation hospital is open to the public on a daily basis and is free of charge. For additional information, call the Public Relations office at 786-4225.