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Peltier’s ‘Reflections’ Showing at WNC’s Bristlecone Gallery

Posted: May 29, 2019

Visit the Bristlecone Gallery on Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus to see “Reflections” by artist and graphic designer Michelle Legras Peltier.

Peltier, who has worked at WNC since 1990, shows her talent in all galleries.

Peltier’s paintings are colorful, textural and often playful. Inspiration is regional and audience appeal is universal.

Growing up at Lake Tahoe and having a love of the outdoors have given Peltier an appreciation for the spectacular beauty of this area and inspiration for her artwork.

“Usually walking and hiking around the Sierras with my dog, Floyd, I take photos hoping to re-create the feelings of beauty,” Peltier said. “Each painting is my own journey to communicate, depict and re-create on canvas those moments.”

Creativity has shaped her life, too.

“I’ve always been creating, if not sewing and beading, then painting,” Peltier said. “That’s what made me decide to be a graphic designer for a living.”

In the hallway and atrium gallery, visitors will find WNC schedules and event posters created by Peltier that span the early 1990s until present day.

“Reflections” will be on display through Aug. 7.

WNC’s main gallery is located in the Bristlecone Building and is open to the public six days a week: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.