June's artist in the Holden Gallery is Elise Mikhalya. Elise grew up in Nunda, and her works reflect the inspiration of nature and scenic views of our region. She prefers working with graphite, colored pencil and watercolor. She has been sketching since the age of 13. Her subjects involve fantasy, animals both wild and domestic, and various architectural structures. Her works have appeared previously at art or craft shows in the area.