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Painting the World

October 18–31

Alexandra Stevens Gallery, 820 Canyon,

Born into an English family that valued the arts, it is not surprising that Ruth Valerio became a landscape painter. Each of her oils shows the landscape, even if the focal point is a building or person. Bright splashes of color stand out against forested or adobe backgrounds. Jody Rigsby also paints the natural world, usually animals with an occasional landscape or floral painting for variety. Rigsby’s strong brushstrokes and patches of color, laid in without much blending, give her work an abstract aspect.

Saturday, October 19, Peggy McGivern and Arlene LaDell Hayes will be painting outside the gallery, part of the annual Canyon Road Paint and Sculpt Out event.

Above: Jody Rigsby, Baby Shower, oil on cradle board, 20 x 24″