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Spring Open Studios at 1890 Bryant Street this weekend

Peggy Gyulai (centre) with Ryan Connolly and Anne Marie Borch
Peggy Gyulai (centre) with Ryan Connolly and Anne Marie Borch
Photo: Dorian Lloyd

Peggy Gyulai is one of 60 artists welcoming the public to 1890 Bryant Street’s Spring Open Studios in San Francisco this weekend.

Peggy’s unusual style of artistic expression lies in her interpretation on canvas of the lyrical qualities of music. She is particularly well known in Philadelphia - the Philadelphia Orchestra commissioned works of hers in celebration of its centennial season in 1999-2000 - and San Franciscans are now enjoying the benefits of the unique talent emanating from Peggy’s studio in Bryant Street. The last few years have seen her fulfill two residencies in the city - with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra from 2010-2012, and last year at the de Young Fine Arts Museum.

Peggy will be working on three new large commissions this weekend - including a painting inspired by Ola Gjeilo’s choral work, Luminous Night of the Soul, created in collaboration with Resound Ensemble for its spring concert in May.

The photograph shows Peggy, with Ryan Connolly - Music Director of Resound Ensemble - and Annie Marie Borch, the Ensemble's Board President. The painting is Peggy's Stella by Starlight.

The studios at 1890 Bryant Street (@ Mariposa) - Peggy is in #307 - are open Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, from 12 noon to 6.00 pm.

For more information on Peggy’s work, visit her website www.peggygyulai.com