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"spRinGeey" Exhibit Opening Reception - March 31




On Display March 29 – May 12, 2018

The Regional Arts Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 4 PM. Admission is always free.


Opening Reception
Saturday, March 31

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Regional Arts Center
321 4th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501
The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council proudly presentsspRinGeey, a collection of springtime artworks hand made by the artist Amy Beth Wright specifically forher first solo exhibition at the Texarkana Regional Arts Center.

This is Wright's largest solo show to date and includes over 90 never seen before artworks - exuberant large, medium, and small scale original paintings as well as sound works and interactive sculpturesinspired by her mini studio residency last year at her aunt’s tropical garden in Galveston. This exhibition also addresses her ideas about the possibilities of paint, community, meditation, and time.

The opening reception will be held Easter Weekend, Saturday, March 31 from 6:30-8:00pm. 20% of the proceeds from sales of the art will benefit TRAHC. Wine and light snacks will be served at the opening, and a yoga class with nidra meditation will be held in the space later this spring led by Wright’s closest friend and certified yoga instructor, Michelle Bonich.



Biography
Amy Beth Wright
(b. 1982 Little Rock)

Raised in Texarkana, Amy Beth Wright received her MFA in painting from the University of Houston in 2014 and her BFA in painting from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2004. For the past thirteen years, Wright has lived and worked in the art community of Houston, exhibiting her work there regularly at a variety of locations including the Blaffer Art Museum, nonprofits DiverseWorks, Lawndale Art Center, and Art League Houston, as well as exhibiting her work nationally at venues such as Riverside Art Museum in California, The Chatauqua Institution and The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Art and Science in New York. A part of numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, Wright's work can also be seen in the textbook Discovering Drawingby Davis Publications and New American Paintings 2015 MFA Annual. She completed artist residencies at Painting’s Edge in Idyllwild, California and The Cooper Union in New York, New York.

For the past five years, Wright’s paintings have centered around her and her families’ lives as creatives starting with her great-grandparents from the Great Depression. Since 2015, she has maintained a daily studio practice and part-time position as an adjunct painting professor at Houston Community College.

This Exhibit is made possible by contributions from TRAHC Members.


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