Phil and I enjoyed a nice evening out at the Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk. One of the highlights was seeing Maggie Russell again. We met her last week at a gallery in East Memphis and were charmed by her sweetness and approachability. Her images are just striking. On her website, she says this: “I work with charcoal. The organic nature of it, the fact that it’s simply dust that I can move over the canvas with my fingers to create an image is fitting. People are forever changing and the strange, delicate impermanence of charcoal is like the human temperament … I want my work to look back at the viewer, to meet them where they are.” Great work, Maggie!