Before I met Gilda in person I fell in love with her by way of a painting that Craig Nowak did. I think you can see her, really see her, in that portrait. It's now hanging on the wall of my home in Palms, Michigan.
In addition to being a great artist herself, she was a dedicated instructor and committed mentor to students, staff, and her fellow artists. She will be deeply missed.
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