The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is displaying the photography of local artist Crystal Begleiter through early April 2014 in the hospital’s main lobby hallway, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington. The public is invited to view the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxiliary’s ongoing “Artist of the Month” program. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these paintings support the CHH Auxiliary and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
Crystal’s love for photography has developed over many years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore in the early 1990’s. After college, she worked in the corporate marketing department of a large company helping organize the print media used to advertise products. She quickly became hooked on the artistic aspect of arranging the photographs to look appealing to potential buyers. It was then that she decided to pursue an education in photography.
“I spend time with each photograph making sure to expose the photo with the right amount of light to maximize color. Each picture takes time, patience, and some understanding of how to make the camera put on paper what I intend. I hope you enjoy these images.” said photographer Crystal Begleiter.
The Auxiliary’s “Artist of the Month” program has been featuring paintings, photographs, and artwork each month from local artists for over 25 years. Their over 200 member supporters assist in raising money for the hospital through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and a variety of events including an annual fall fashion show and luncheon.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109-bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One-Thousand Employees, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.