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Marietta Patricia Leis

Sunday, June 2, 3-4 p.m.

Marietta Patricia Leis: “Art Residencies that Resonate”

Over the last 20-plus years interdisciplinary artist and poet Marietta Patricia Leis has been awarded 20 residencies abroad and in the US. The residencies she has participated in have inspired her work, informed her worldview, and rewarded her as an artist. Leis has a very personal approach that she will share in a slide presentation that covers:
  • What are your intentions for a residency?
  • How do you find/search for the residency that will provide what you need/want?
  • What are the details and needs you want to consider in committing to a residency?
  • What are your expectations and your expected outcome?

Florence Miller Pierce

Saturday, June 15, 3 p.m.

Florence Miller Pierce: A Panel Discussion

Wright director Ann Landi will offer a brief overview of the life and times of Florence Miller Pierce (1918-2007), whose career covered nearly seven decades and numerous approaches, from the dreamy paintings she made as part of the Transcendental Painting Group to the luminous poured-resin works of her later years. Art dealer Charlotte Jackson (a close friend of Pierce) joins art historians James Moore and Joe Traugott, along with artist Madelin Coit, for a panel about the artist.

As with all our events, this one’s free, but please RSVP to ann@thewrightcontemporary.com so we can get a head count.


Complementing our exhibitions is a roster of lectures and programs. These have included a reading and slide lecture by Gwen Chanzit, curator of the groundbreaking exhibition “Women of Abstract Expressionism” at the Denver Art Museum; an overview of artists estate management by Jason Andres, who is in charge of  overseeing the legacies of Jack Tworkov, Elizabeth Murray, and Mimi Chen Ting, among others; a screening of Agnes Martin: Before the Grid; a panel of art dealers from Santa Fe and Taos; and an “Evening with Larry Bell,” focusing on the six-decade career of this pioneer of the California Light and Space movement (see Archived Events on the man menu).  There will be films and documentaries throughout the year, along with live events. All free, but we do ask that you rsvp to get a head count. Sign up for the newsletter on the Contact page to stay in touch with all that’s happening at the Wright.