Suzanne Phillips, Ieva Tatarsky and Cynthia White will define their personal horizons in a new exhibit opening Friday, Aug. 6 at the Downtown Gallery and continuing through Sept. 6. The public is invited to a 5 to 8 p.m. opening reception.

In watercolor and acrylic paintings and in her carved black clay bird sculptures, Phillips shows the horizons of her summer island world. Many of her paintings explore the rocks and shoals where these birds and their landscape intersect, said the artist, adding “Sometimes the intersection is violent.”

Tatarsky deals in the intimate horizons created by the flow of wire lines as she constructs her painterly collages. Wire becomes a sort of handwriting, she said, “or a looped and spiraled weaving.” In her small collages, the metallic brightness of wire lines plays with and defines the settings of paper and fabric.

Printmaker White said she is in awe of these far horizons and in love with the small horizons very near at hand. She will exhibit prints and paintings of canyons and mountains as well as watercolors of close-up “small desert worlds,” all based on her time each year in the desert southwest of Nevada.

The Downtown Gallery is located at the center of Washington village, the intersection of Route 220 and Old Union Road. Gallery hours are Fridays through Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit downtownartgallery.com or call 542-6492.

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