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Arts & Entertainment - April 22, 2022

A colorful tribute

Artist Amber Jean Young celebrates mother Pegi Young's life with a new series of paintings

by Sheryl Nonnenberg

Creative people may have an advantage when it comes to processing grief. Writers can craft a poem or story, musicians can compose a song and multimedia artists like Amber Jean Young can tap into a wellspring of resources to deal with loss. When her mother, writer and musician Pegi Young, died of ovarian cancer in 2019, it seemed only natural that Young would turn to her first love, painting, in order to create a tribute. The resulting art works became an exhibition entitled Pegi's Garden, on view through April 30 at Bryant Street Gallery.

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