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Oil paintings by Meredith Nemirov displayed at HRRMC

An exhibit of 27 oil paintings titled Solstice/Solstice by Ridgway artist Meredith Nemirov is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through September 30.Meredith Nemirov

The paintings convey the visual contrast between the summer and winter seasons. Nemirov began each series on the solstice. Each piece captures the weather, temperature, precipitation, and the color, texture and light that are unique to each season.

“I believe that people want to have a more intimate and personal connection to nature and one way they are seeking that is through visual arts, literature, film and other forms of artistic expression,” said Nemirov. Her hope is that people who view this exhibit will “come away with a more acute awareness of their own surroundings and a renewed fascination and careful consideration for the natural world.”

Nemirov was born and raised in New York City. She earned her bachelor of fine arts from Parson’s School of Design and studied at Pratt Institute and the Art Student’s League of New York.

In 1988, she moved to Ridgway and opened Ridgway Gallery with her husband, Jorge. The gallery specialized in antique prints, maps and books of the American West. Since closing the gallery in 1999, Nemirov has shifted her focus to primarily working in her studio. She spends most of the year in Ridgway and the remainder in Spain.

She has exhibited her work throughout the country and teaches at the Ah Haa School of Arts in Telluride, at Weehawken Creative Arts in Ouray County, and at an annual workshop on the island of Mallorca, Spain.

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