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ArtWalk welcomes Sherri Peterson

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Article Published: Jan. 9, 2013 | Modified: Jan. 9, 2013
ArtWalk welcomes Sherri Peterson

Sherri Peterson’s artwork is now on display and available for purchase at ArtWalk in Boone.

This week, ArtWalk introduces one of its newest artists, Sherri Peterson.

Peterson is originally from Winston-Salem, though her life’s journey has taken her around the world and back to North Carolina.

In 2000, Peterson set out with the Navy and was stationed in Japan. After returning home in 2004, she lived from the coast to the mountains of North Carolina, while transitioning out of the military and attending school.

Graduating from East Carolina University in 2010, Peterson received a BFA in painting and drawing. She is currently attending Savannah College of Art and Design to acquire a master’s degree in painting and drawing.

Peterson primarily works with both acrylic and oil paints, starting with acrylic paints and finishing with oils. She generally works on paper, but tends to float back and forth between paper and canvas. She enjoys working large, but has found that large scale is not always practical, so she has learned to scale down some of the newer works.

Peterson feels that she is a control freak when it comes to her art, which means she wants to know what her brush is doing at all times. She is intrigued with kinetic movement, most often pairing work with music and dance, particularly with the Cajun culture of Louisiana. Peterson also explores the uniqueness of Louisiana’s Mardi Gras traditions, capturing its chaotic movements, as well.

SCAD is teaching Peterson to let go of her control and play, and she said she is reluctantly letting go and watching as her work changes and evolves, eager to see where it takes her next.

ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, or to inquire about individual gallery booths for rent, call (828) 264-9998, e-mail ( or visit

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Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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