Artist and gallery owner Peggy Duncan has 31 of her paintings in pastel, acrylic, oil and mixed media on exhibit at Swain County Center for the Arts through Nov. 10. The “Fleeting Images” exhibit includes a retrospect of Duncan’s work from impressionistic pastels and low country landscapes to textural mixed media paintings on shaped wood panels.
There will be a reception for Duncan on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the lobby of Swain County Center for the Arts immediately following a concert of blues, zydeco, rock and jazz by Gas House Mouse at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council, Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, the public is invited to both the concert and the reception free of charge.
Duncan moved to Bryson City in 2006 to pursue her own painting full time and to open The Artists’ House Studio & Gallery in her house. She displays and sells artwork by a variety of 2-D and 3-D local, regional and national artists, including her own pastel, oil and acrylic paintings. The Artists’ House Studio & Gallery is located at 40 Victorian Drive in Bryson City.
Duncan’s artwork has been accepted in more than 40 regional and national juried shows since the early 1980s. Her painting, “Pretty in Purple,” is one of only 24 pastels selected out of a total of 77 entries to show in the Appalachian Pastel Society Juried Show to be held Oct. 14 to Nov. 23 at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.