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Don Wright Art Exhibit

  • 100 North Boulevard At River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70801-
  • Louisiana's Old State Capitol
  • October 6, 2018 - November 6, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Price: FREE
  • 2253420500

Artist Don Wright earned his Bachelor of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. H was accepted into the Mast of Fine Arts program at the Pratt Institute of New York. He graduated with an emphasis in painting, drawing and sculpture before returning to Louisiana to teach art at Southeastern. 

Wright's subjects range from swamps to nudes to French Quarter courtyards to countryside views. Certain motifs appeared often in his art and became characters in the arc of his work- the rooster, the mailbox and the "moody shack" (as Wright referred to old cabins), but he particularly enjoyed drawing interesting people. Although he is most well-know for his paintings, sculptures would become his favorite medium. In his own words, "My intent is to infuse internal reality within the artist with outside stimuli, the product being the finished art object."

To his friends and patrons, Wright was considered to be a true-artist-versatile and talented in a variety of ways- but also a complicated man. Wright passed away in 2007, leaving behind a large body of work that has rarely been exhibited until today. 

Exhibit is open from October 6-November 6, 2018.