Peggy, who can often be seen painting in our garden or on Cornell Tech campus was the lead artist and the design genius for this piece. With a background in art history and architecture, Roalf took simple acrylic paints and created colors that invite us to really stop and see the sky, the water, the trees, the bridge and the people of our Island.
RIOC's Fall for Arts theme in 2019 was Earth Love: Protect, Renew, Grow. Peggy showed us how to protect the vibrant colors of our world, how to renew our passion for art and beauty, and most of all how to grow in our connections with each other. Thank you, Peggy, for your abstract and realistic mural reminding us that nature and art protect us, renew our spirits, and help us grow.