Narrative Gestures is the October exhibit at River Gallery, featuring Kirsten Stingle of Georgia and Cynthia Tollefsrud of Tennessee. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6:30-8 p.m. There will also be an artist talk with Ms. Stingle on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.
The October exhibiting artists find inspiration in visual stories of the past, fused with contemporary identities. Starting with Victorian-era photographs or musings on her Scandinavian heritage, painter Cynthia Tollefsrud creates color-rich characters telling symbolic and often humorous stories.
Combining hand-built clay forms with found objects, sculptor Kirsten Stingle explores the human quest toward self-revelation in her expressive figures.