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The Wright approach

"Lichen study" will be one of Peggy Wright's works on view throughout the month.
Submitted Artwork

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WHAT: Natura Motus: Peggy Wright Sculptures and Collages

WHERE: The Center for the Arts Plaza Gallery, 998 Plaza Drive, Grass Valley

WHEN: April 9 through May 3, Tuesday–Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

INFO: thecenterforthearts.org

Peggy Wright finds inspiration in the textures, patterns and shapes of the Earth’s varied forms and surfaces and uses them metaphorically to create organic structures that will relay an experience or articulate a concept.

Wright’s work is currenlty on display through May 3 at The Center for the Arts’ temporary location on Plaza Drive in Grass Valley.

Her sculptural work is an integration of her life –long passions for dance, athletic grace and movement in the natural environment. She uses twigs, wire and hand-made paper to create three dimensional forms. The earthy patina of weathered natural materials supplies the color palette for her work, she then applies textile techniques to build forms that she hopes will resonate with the viewer.



For her collage work, she monoprints on handmade papers and combines them with drawing, painting and found natural pieces. Through the use of mellow color and subtle textures she works to honor the dignity of simple found objects in their cycle of change.

Over a 40 year career her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, art centers, colleges and state and local arts commissions in six different states.



Peggy Wright is the owner of Treats in Nevada City, and previously has worked as a Delaware Division of the ArtsProgram Specialist, an Artist in Residence Delaware State Arts Council, Visual, Literary and Performing Arts Curriculum Commission for the State of Delaware, and an Arts Educator. She has most recently exhibited in the South Yuba River Citizens League Wild & Scenic Art Exhibition, Nevada City and the Crocker Kingsley Exhibit Blue Line Gallery in Roseville.


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