Life | Stories                                                     

Artists Ric Gendron and Melissa S. Cole have very different styles but are each influenced by cultures in which storytelling is an integral part of everyday life:  Gendron, Native American; Cole, Asian Indian.  The tales these artists tell on canvas pulsate with color and energy and are infused with a magical realism in their depictions of people, animals, and environments. The exhibit, Life | Stories, includes twenty works by each artist as well as collaborative pieces that weave together the artists’ expressive styles on single canvases.