Healing through visual arts
The Bryan Medical Center Art Gallery promotes healing, enhances quality of life and reaffirms the human spirit through the visual arts. We invite you to stop by and view the unique and beautiful artwork created by local artists.
Located on the first floor of Bryan East Campus, the Art Gallery showcases a renowned artist each month. Displayed artwork is available for sale.
September Artist - PJ Peters
I was born and raised on a farm in western Nebraska. As a child, I enjoyed drawing and making things with found items. These early years garnered positive reinforcement from teachers and others who influenced and encouraged my artistic development. As a university student, I explored a variety of artistic mediums — including sculpture, ceramics, painting and printmaking. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BFA and teaching certificate.
After graduating, I taught K-12 art in Louisville, Neb., and attended graduate school during the summer. I became one of three set designers at Nebraska Public Television and after a few years, I was selected for an Annenberg Grant to study Interactive Media at NET. I am now a full time studio artist showing at a variety of venues and galleries.
My work is abstract or nonrepresentational. As mixed-media, it often includes heavy textural elements and embedded metals with a clear resin coating. Years ago, I painted both figures and landscapes. However, they never lived up to my self-imposed standard i.e. – turning my paintings into exact duplicates of what was in front of me. For a long time, I believed creating “abstract art” was going backwards artistically, but I finally realized creating something that can be mistaken for a photograph was really limiting myself. It takes creative vision to see beyond what’s in front of me and — I’ve found through abstraction — I can more readily create an emotional impact others might relate to. Please enjoy.