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Salida hospital exhibits silkscreen prints by Jennie Noreen

Buena Vista artist Jennie Noreen is showcasing a study of wilderness species in a collection of Jennie Noreensilkscreen prints on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through March 31.

“These animals represent a community of individuals all striving to coexist together in the wild. I not only portray native species, but also those that are endangered or have been introduced,” said Noreen.

“I find a connection between the stark lines on paper and the challenges that these species must face as a direct result of human meddling. The vulnerability of these animals to environmental change is paralleled by their representation with bright colors on paper.”

Noreen’s inspiration for her artwork comes from spending time in and around rivers and water and in the wilderness.

Noreen graduated with a bachelor’s in studio arts with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. When she was a student, she experimented with mediums and styles and in the process developed an interest in silkscreen printing.

She went on to develop a homemade screen printing setup and began creating reduction prints. The reduction print process involves creating multi-colored prints from one screen. More of her work can be viewed at

All of her prints in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation. This will be the first exhibit this year, which is part of the hospital’s mission to create a healing environment.

HRRMC 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.