Updates from Eric
Imagine - an art show presented by the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community
“IMAGINE” is the theme of the art show featuring paintings, digital artwork and photographs by artist Eric Peterson that will be held Thursday, April 23, at the Spirit and Praise Pentecostal Church, 5521 E. Viking Blvd., Wyoming.
The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until 9:00 p.m.
The sponsor is the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community (WACAC), a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to encourage creative expression, promote the networking of artists of all ages, and champion a learning environment that builds community participation in the arts.
With that mission in mind, WACAC is organizing monthly events to spotlight local artists.
This month’s “IMAGINE” event spotlights art by Peterson, who is a founding member of WACAC and mayor of Wyoming. His artwork is incorporated into creative website design for businesses and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to this digital artwork, Peterson says that the creative expression evident in his paintings and photography comes from “a diverse history of life experiences,” ranging from his involvement in sales and the culinary profession to his experience with military intelligence in the U.S. Army during the first Gulf War.
Peterson will be present during the show to answer questions and talk with guests about the diversity of his artwork.
Also, a musical program will be held throughout the evening featuring music by local singer and songwriter Andrew Spreck, accompanied by percussionist Bob Colbert.
Spreck draws from over 24 years of live performance experience as electric lead guitar and lead vocalist in classic rock and blues bands.
In recent years he went off on his own as a solo acoustic artist, drawing from classic rock, classic country and what he describes as “just about anything with soul and passion.”
Spreck’s fist solo CD “In the Distance” was released in 2011 and was followed by the CD “Devotion,” which was released in mid-2014.
Members of WACAC will be present throughout the evening, mingling with guests to answer questions and to offer insight to budding artists, who will be encouraged to consider membership in WACAC.
Eric Peterson - Painter, Digital Artist, Photographer
Eric Peterson is a founding member of the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community and mayor of Wyoming. Always creative, Eric Peterson received a BFA in the fine arts, with a concentration in painting. For years, Eric found it necessary to supplement meager earnings in the arts by getting involved in business, as a chef, a district manager, and business owner before enlisting in the US Army as a Russian Interrogator in military intelligence during the First Gulf War. After the service, Eric started getting involved in sales and website design, discovering the medium that
(after viewing is paintings, you can tell) his soul had been yearning for ... the digital arts. Creativity in Eric's work draws from a diverse history of life experience.
Today, Eric finally makes a living in the arts, incorporating his imaginative digital art into compelling website design.
Find out more about Eric at: http://EricPetersonGalleries.com
Andrew Spreck - Singer/Songwriter
Singer/songwriter Andrew Spreck draws from over 24 years of live performance experience as electric lead guitar/lead vocalist in classic rock and blues bands while in recent years going out on his own as a solo acoustic artist. Digging deep into classic rock, folk rock, classic country and just about anything with soul and passion, Andrew delivers an inspiring blend of covers and originals.
In 2011 Andrew released "In the distance", his first solo cd of original music. The follow up cd "Devotion", released mid-2014 serves a hearty helping of Americana-style originals.
Learn more at: http://www.andrewspreck.com