Gallery1526 kicks off the 2013 season with an art talk with Chad Awalt from 2-3 p.m. Awalt will discuss his painting style and technique and will include a Q&A. Melanie Art's Creature Comforts opens at the gallery on Jan. 26 with a reception from 7-11 p.m. The new series explores the pets we keep and the freedoms we crave. The things we all share and the significance that we give them. The event will also include live painting with Chad Awalt, live music with Kevin Thomas, and Gallery1526 artists will also be showing their work in the lounge gallery. Complimentary coffee and tea; BYOB.