Title: One In A Million (Bass Player) Medium: Pen and Ink on Paper Size: 6 inches by 10 inches

Title: One In A Million (Bass Player) Medium: Pen and Ink on Paper; Size: 6 inches by 10 inches


Exhibition Shows July 30 – September 4, 2016, at William Hill Gallery

Chicago artist Arthur Wright’s solo exhibition, “Music on My Mind” captures his appreciation for music while displaying his extraordinary talent at pen and ink, and painting. Thirty drawings, of musicians, musical instruments in intriguing spaces and forms moved by music are all part of the exhibition that will show July 30 through Sept. 4 at the William Hill Gallery, 6442 S. Dorchester Ave.

“Music on My Mind” opens the evening of July 30, with a reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a discussion of the artist’s work. Wright indicates that his strong appreciation for music has influenced his art from day one. “I listen to every imaginable genre of music when I’m creating art,” he said. “When I begin a pen and ink drawing, it’s like writing a song. The progression of the lines makes me happy and the combination of music and making art brings me great joy.”

Wright, whose studio is in Hyde Park, recently finished tenure as an inaugural fellow at Theaster Gate’s Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. He was one of the artists selected for the “Nine Disciplines” at Gates’ Ethical Redevelopment Un-Conference this summer.

Wright has shown in New York at the National Black Fine Art Show, a solo exhibit at the Cook County Assessor’s Office, shows at the Nicole Gallery, Guichard Gallery, and several pop-up venues in Bronzeville.

Born in Chicago and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Wright secured a full scholarship to the Columbus (Ohio) College of Arts and Design where he majored in advertising and graphic design. After college, he landed a position with the Caroline Jones Advertising Agency in New York where he served as art director and won three prestigious Clio awards.

More of Wright’s art work is available for viewing at his website: www.getitwright.com. The artist may be contacted via email: Wrightdesigninc@aol.com or by phone: 773-896-5790.


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