Preview + Artist Talk with Kelsey Birsa, Wednesday, January 1, 5 pm.

Kelsey Birsa is an oil painter fascinated by the idea of consciousness and the connection—or disconnection—that we can feel with our physical selves. Painting the figure is her way of reconnecting with her own body that she at times feels dissociated from.

Artist Talk with Alice Christine Walker, Saturday, January 4, 1 pm

Sidestepping Language: A Collection of Street Photography is Alice’s New Member Show at Blackfish Gallery. Alice is a passionate street photographer who enjoys exploring cultures from behind the lens of her 1950’s Rolleiflex. Since living abroad in her teens, Alice has paired photography and travel as a way to bridge societal divides & explore the universal human spirit. Despite language barriers, she has found so much can be conveyed with a smile and a gesture.