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Cascade Valley Hospital features 'Scenes of Summer' local artwork for limited time

September 3, 2013 · Updated 9:31 PM
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Phil Lane's photographs of nature scenes, at Cascade Valley Hospital, include a sunset at Padilla Bay. / Courtesy photo.

ARLINGTON — Visitors to the Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics still have time to catch the special showing of local artwork depicting the "Scenes of Summer," among them the abstract photography of Camelia Nahlik, photos of fireworks by Jim DeFreece, and nature scenes captured on film by Phil Lane, the latter including a sunset at Padilla Bay.

These locally produced artworks are still hanging on the wall of the Cascade Valley Hospital's gallery on the second floor, where both patients and visitors can admire them, and are also available for sale.

The "Scenes of Summer" will remain on display until Sunday, Sept. 15, when their removal will make way for an autumn art showcase, according to Heather Logan, assistant administrator of diagnostic and support services at Cascade Valley Hospital.

"We are committed to creating a healing environment that includes soothing colors, indoor and outdoor respites, and superb art," Logan said. "The photography collection from Fogdog Gallery portrays summer in three different ways for a fresh look at familiar themes. We are tickled with the positive response to the collection."

Claire Cundiff, owner of Fogdog Gallery in Arlington, helped Logan coordinate this seasonal display of artwork, that kicked off with the summer series. Artwork by these and many more local artists is on display at Fogdog Gallery, and artwork from Fogdog Gallery will also be tapped for upcoming seasonal art displays at Cascade Valley Hospital.

"It's all about letting the beauty of the moment flow through, blending into one," Nahlik said about her "Abstracts in Nature" series on display at Cascade Valley Hospital. "This leaves the viewer on the edge of something so fragile and so splendid. It's about freeing the soul, and giving the viewer an inner sense of peace."

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