The Port Clyde Art Gallery will host the opening of its second show of the summer featuring Thomaston painter Nancy Thomas Baker Friday, July 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

“Paintings from the Peninsula” feature Baker’s plein air landscapes, which keenly focus on the changing character of nature, composition and light. For several years, Baker has taught art classes for children and continues to teach workshops for youth in Maine. She recently relocated to Thomaston from the Washington, D.C. area.

The Port Clyde Art Gallery 2010 members include Erik Amundsen, stoneware pottery; Larry N. Bailey, watercolors, acrylics; Amy Cornell, oils; Gillie Coyle, oil pastel, drawings and ink wash; Kelli LK Haines, photography; Lydia Kaeyer, watercolors; Gail Kingsbury, watercolors; Gena Neilson, oils, sculpture; Lowell “Si” Sibole, furniture; Gillian Sloat, oils; and Marianne Swittlinger, acrylic and mixed media.

Port Clyde Gallery is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located across from the General Store, in the barn at the Seaside Inn.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.