To celebrate her 90th birthday, our own Gloria Lagergren has a month-long show of her more recent art works at the Hall Gallery in Stonegates Retirement Community in Greenville. About a dozen of our chapter’s members celebrated the show’s opening on March 2 at a reception organized by her two daughters and their families.
A graduate of Syracuse University with a major in fine arts, Gloria joined the Wilmington alumnae chapter in 1947 after seeing its events written up in the society column of the local newspaper. This was shortly after she moved to Wilmington to join her husband Dick who was attending the University of Delaware.
Gloria’s interest in art has endured. It has included designing exhibits for DuPont early in her career, her own business designing needlepoint canvases, and painting landscapes scenes for Winterthur where she also has served as a guide specialist for many years. Gloria also continues to paint for her own pleasure, primarily in watercolor, with an emphasis on still lifes of flowers and landscapes.
Included in the show are the six paintings Gloria generously allowed us to use to produce the pansy notecards to raise funds for our philanthropy efforts. We sold several packs of notecards at the show.