“Let Me Tell You a Story,” works by mixed media artist Amy Rice of Minneapolis, is the first exhibit of the academic year at Central Lakes College, Brainerd. The artwork will be displayed in the CLC Gallery Aug. 25-Sept. 23 during regular campus hours. Rice’s style mixes cute with quirk in tones that are easy on the eye. “I am definitely and unabashedly inspired by other artists,” she said. “Luckily Minneapolis is overflowing with outrageously talented artists and almost enough venues for displaying to keep them up. A 1993 graduate of Augsburg in Minneapolis, Rice founded Spectrum ArtWorks in 2003. It is an award-winning, non-profit fine arts organization dedicated to assisting adult artists living with a mental illness integrate into the larger arts community. Since 2000 she has been visual arts coordinator for Spectrum Community Mental Health in Minneapolis.