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8/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
Unearthed artwork to be displayed publicly for the first time at Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center

The Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center is honored to host the first public showing of artwork by Svetlana Wright Peters, beginning Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1. The exhibit opening will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 29. Brandoch Peters will be present to greet visitors and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.
After the opening on Friday, the exhibit will be open during the Labor Day Weekend from Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday through Monday, September 1st. This event is free and open to the public, but a free-will donation to the center would be appreciated to help cover costs.
Svetlana Wright Peters was born in Tblisi, Georgia, on September 27, 1917. She came to America on October 21, 1924 with her mother, Olgivanna, who later married Frank Lloyd Wright.
Growing up at Taliesin, Svetlana had many opportunities to nurture her creative spirit.  She sang in, and later directed, the Taliesin chorus, studied and played the piano and the violin, and spent time drawing and painting with Gene Masselink, Mr. Wright's artistic and talented secretary.
Svetlana married William Wesley Peters in 1935, and later had two sons, Brandoch and Daniel. She was pregnant with their third child in the fall of 1946 when she, Daniel and the unborn baby were tragically killed in a car accident on the highway between Taliesin and Spring Green.  Svetlana's death was one of Taliesin's greatest losses.
Many of Svetlana's paintings and drawings have been recently discovered at Taliesin and will be shown publicly for the first time at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957).
The Center is located at 6306 Highway 23 south of Spring Green. For more information about the School as well as this and other programs held at the Wyoming Valley School, go to:
wyomingvalleyschool.org.






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