March 2019 Resident on Display: Glenna Peterson


Glenna Peterson

 (91) grew up in Kansas. She attended grades 1-8 in a on-room school house, with a wood burning stove in the center of the room for heat. She spent her teen years helping her family raise chickens, cows, pigs, corn, wheat, oats, and alfalfa on their 300 acre farm. On weekdays, she stayed in Burlington, Kansas with a widow and 2 children so she could attend high school, and helped care for the children in exchange for room and board. 

Glenna received a nursing degree from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Wichita and worked as a nurse there after graduating. She met and married her husband Max in Wichita, and they raised a family together. They moved to Littleton, Colorado and then to her current residence in Murray, Utah. After moving to Murray, Glenna picked up her nursing career, working in surgery for St. Mark's Hospital and later Doxey Hatch Medical Center, and later, she worked as a real estate agent for several years.

Glenna has 6 children, 23 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She has been painting watercolors for 56 years. Most of her paintings are created on site en plein air.

Murray Resident on Display Program

Murray Cultural Arts has set aside a central display case at City Hall for our  Murray Resident on Display exhibit, featuring the work of a Murray artist. Our exhibits feature a new artist each month. Come see our amazing artists and their work! City Hall hours are Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Closed on weekends.

Sales are referred to the artist.

Upcoming Resident On Display Exhibits:

March 2019: Glenna Peterson
April 2019: Dave Koch

Murray artists! If you would like to be considered for our Murray Resident on Display series, contact Lori Edmunds via email.

Murray Resident On Display