Fun and learning night with Wright at the Congregational Church of Tryon

Published 10:00 pm Friday, January 13, 2017

Join local artist Greg Wright on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation on encaustic art. The presentation will be in the church’s Fellowship Hall and a light dinner will be served beforehand.

The word encaustic comes from a Greek word and means “to burn in” which describes the ancient method of heating layers of clear or pigmented wax in the painting process. Heat is used to melt the wax to its liquid state for application and then to fuse the layers. This process creates a luminosity and depth that can be impossible to achieve with other mediums.

Wright has exhibited his work at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery and the former Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Landrum. His work received honorable mentions in the Third and Fourth Annual Juried Exhibitions at the Spartanburg County Library.

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Congregational Church of Tryon is located at 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. For more information call 828-859-9414 or visit

– article submitted by Ellen Harvey Zipf