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Al Son Que Me Toquen: Recent Work by Emily Costello and Frank Ybarra celebrates individuals’ spirit of resilience, which allows them to thrive under any circumstance. During these difficult times, the vibrant paintings of everyday life by these two prolific artists encourage people to push forward. Emily Costello is a self-taught painter, printer and mixed media artist, and her work addresses issues of identity, humor, life, love, death, spirituality, dreams and memories. Frank Ybarra’s colorful neo-cubist paintings draw inspiration from growing up and living in the Phoenix Valley. Although their work might differ aesthetically, their shared Mexican-American pride can be seen in the imagery they create. The lively color palettes and joyful scenes in Al Son Que Me Toquen provide hope to the viewer and remind us all that there are better days ahead.

Virtual Reception with the Artists: Wednesday, October 7 at noon on Facebook Live (Vision Gallery Chandler)

Image: Frank Ybarra, Cosecha de Agave (left), Emily Costello, Ojos Tapatios (right)