Main Library - Throughout July - As a child, Chelle Fazal spent hours watching animals on nature shows. The day her stepfather gave her a set of colored pencils was the day she began trying to duplicate those animals on paper. Her love for art continued through school, and she graduated into using paints after learning to draw with charcoal and pastels. Chelle wants her paintings to tell a story, but she mainly wants to communicate joy in all her work. She lives in Charleston with her husband, Mahmood, and her two sons, Evan and Julian. She professes that Mahmood has been her greatest challenger and encourager. No work is complete without his feedback. The First Monday Gallery Night opening reception will be held July 1 from 6-7 p.m.

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