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Local Artist Exhibit Opening Reception - March 25

Join TRAHC for the opening reception of "Everything Returns to Nature - The Art of Joel Wright" Saturday, March 25 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

The event will be held at the Regional Arts Center, located at 321 4th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501.

Refreshments will be provided and admission is FREE!

An uplifting light contrasted with a mysterious darkness, Joel Wright’s expressive dream-like paintings have been described as “celestial” and “ethereal.” His experimental approach and attention to painting in the moment is motivated by a creative enjoyment that gives a great array of diversity in mediums and subjects.

Wright paints oil paintings on linen, paper, canvas and wood substrates. Watercolor on paper and water media on canvas are mediums Wright also uses to express his artwork. Wright will on occasional present screen-printing, ceramic sculpture or mixed media sculptures in addition to his paintings. Wright doesn’t limit himself to any one medium but sees them as branches of the same tree.

Wright doesn’t find comfort or identity with a particular genre or style but embraces abstraction, non-subjective, expressionism, and surrealism. Wright’s Zen approach to painting is an attempt to become "completely accepting of what is" before painting from a deep but simple inward place from beyond the structural mind. "In other words, just having fun!" He says.

Wright loves to see the viewers’ emotionally charged experiences when they connect to a particular piece. It’s like to pieces pick the people it seams. Wright often receives requests for commissioned artwork and enjoys that interaction.

Joel Wright lives in Texarkana, Texas and is a self-taught artist.

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