Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is hosting an exhibit by the artist Carol Padron. Entitled “Everyday Matters,” the exhibit of watercolor paintings will be on view in the hospital’s Atrium from June 1 through June 30, 2004.
A former textile designer, Ms. Padron uses color boldly to convey emotions and feelings. She works primarily in watercolor because of the immediacy and color brilliance of the medium. Ms. Padron frequently plays with arrangements of objects in still life and outdoor scenes, placing items together in unexpected ways and using color to stir feelings such as humor, joy and nostalgia.
Ms. Padron has exhibited her work in the New York metropolitan area and has received several awards, including citations from the Pen and Brush in New York City and Research-Cottrell.
Ms. Padron received her undergraduate degree in fine arts from the College of New Rochelle and also studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a resident of Poughkeepsie, New York.
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.