A life on canvas

Pelletier said Gilbert is the only nonagenarian artist the gallery's ever had and that her feistiness is what makes her special beyond the art she creates.

"I find her so utterly interesting, we're always kidding around with each other. One day I said, 'I'm going to write a letter to Oprah and tell her about you,' and she said if I did that, she'd live another 20 years to tell that story," said Pelletier. "She is a firecracker. She is busy, busy, busy, the dust just doesn't settle under her feet and I'm sure that's part of her secret."

Sorelle Gallery is at 385 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. For questions about Gilbert's exhibit and paintings, call 584-0600.


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