Works by Hannibal photographer on display during September, October at Blessing Health Hannibal

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HANNIBAL, Mo. — The September/October Art For The Health Of It exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council’s satellite gallery within Blessing Health Hannibal features works by Hannibal photographer and Alliance Art Gallery member J. Barry Wright.

Wright combines the reality of photography and a selective focus of imagination to illuminate the beauty in everyday objects. The result is a body of work that celebrates repetition of forms and combination of colors.

Wright was born and raised in the Midwest, started school in New Mexico, graduated from high school in Minnesota and then attended college in Kansas. He received his first camera at the age of 10 and immediately fell in love with the art of photography.

In a press release, Wright said, “I think one of the reasons I found photography so appealing was each image was real and recognizable, a snippet of beauty taken from actual life surroundings (and quite possibly the fact that I couldn’t draw to save my life).”

Wright was a portrait photographer for 21 years, earning a master of photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America.

Art For The Health Of It was created as a year-round partnership between the Hannibal Arts Council and Blessing Health Hannibal.  The exhibit series features original works by local artists and may be viewed in the facility’s west entrance reception/waiting area.

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