Melba Miller looks on as her paintings, collages, and other art pieces are hung on the walls of City Art Works. As she tries to explain why she loves painting animals, she points to a painting of a tiger intently watching its unseen prey.
“See that tiger right there?” she said. “I went to a workshop in Montana, and they would bring out one animal at a time. Because I was so short, they put me in the front of the crowd. I was standing there, and this tiger was right there tied on a rope, and he was looking