Paintings by Carl Bork exhibited at HRRMC

July 5, 2012

Salida, Colorado-An exhibit of oil paintings by Salida artist Carl Bork is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through September 30.

Originally from Ohio, Bork began his training in painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design. "At CCAD I learned to follow my heart and paint what moves me most," said Bork. "The school gave me the training to express myself in painting." The appreciation for the medium and the mood in a painting is important to him.

Immediately after graduating, he was commissioned to work on 18 paintings for the Westin Great Southern Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, depicting historical scenes of the hotel and Columbus buildings.

Bork opened his own studio and gallery in Salida in 2010. He enjoys painting the landscape in the Arkansas River Valley.

All paintings in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.

HRRMC is hosting four art exhibits this year, as part of its mission to create a healing environment. The hospital displays the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call 719-530-2217.

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