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A New Leaf on Life – Paintings on Leaves by Peggy Arnett

On View in the Classroom Gallery at Blue Ridge Arts Center
March 18 – April 23, 2022

When Peggy Arnett was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1989, she was determined not to let the degenerative illness rob her inherent creativity. Throughout her life, Arnett expressed her talents through music, drawing and quilting. Quite by accident, her newest endeavor took shape while riding in her wheelchair on a bike path and spied a large pawpaw leaf. “I saw the leaf and I thought that I could paint on it.” And thus a new idea was born.