Twenty fifteen marks the 100-year anniversary of Technicolor, the company and process that defined Hollywood films for decades. Inspired by this achievement, Santa Rosa artist Kristen Throop presents ‘The Lion-for-real,’ a new solo exhibit of paintings that incorporate layered colors designed to mimic Technicolor’s vivid look. Throop frequently employs animal symbols in scenes, though this new showing features personal figures that represent her past and childhood memories. The works will be mounted in light boxes, illuminating the gouache pieces from behind, for a bright and imaginative exhibit. “The Lion-for-real,” running through Sept. 27, opens with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Backstreet Gallery, on Art Alley off South A Street, Santa Rosa. 6pm. 707.478.4739.