Butterfly effect indeed. Since we live in an interconnected world, it makes sense that creatives head straight to canvas, paper or glass to express a connection. Watercolorist Ann Lawson Adamek combined her paintings with related quotations by some well-known wise folks, such as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Chief Seattle. “I want my paintings to invite emotional connections … with one’s self, with others, with nature, with all of life,” Adamek says, who is also a marriage and family therapist. “Often, inspiration for my paintings has evolved from a particular quotation or another creative form. I hope others will also find in them a source of continuing discovery and connections.” The opening reception is Sunday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m.