Yesterday I went to the Phil Mechanic Stand Gallery for the opening of Suzanne Teune’s Love Letters to Appalachia show. The model for her paintings is Kris Lars, an artist whose work I enjoy. I asked Kris about modeling, from the perspective of being at the show, but not the person in the spotlight of the show (which the artist is). She was happy, as an introvert, to be in the background, and pleased to have an artist she admires and is inspired by paint her. Really, though, Kris was in the spotlight, because of being in all the paintings.