On Friday, Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m., Harbor Square Gallery will open its new exhibit, “Ancient Echoes.” Featured will be the paintings of Joanne Williams and the sculpture of Tacha Vosburgh.

“Ancient Echoes” will run through September at Harbor Square’s 374 Main St. location and both artists will be on hand for the reception. Harbor Square at Winter street will be hosting the last paintings of Imero Gobbato, an exhibit that has been extended for the month of August in response to the artist’s death last month at age 86 after having been represented by Harbor Square since 1983. All are invited to attend receptions at both Rockland locations Friday evening.

Vosburgh is a highly regarded ceramic sculptor, with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Maine College of Art. She has maintained studios in Brazil, Florida, Maine and Arizona; and exhibited in more than 150 galleries throughout this country and Europe. The figures that comprise the majority of her new collection exude a common humanity to stand equally in this world and in a world of myth, magic and memory; and the scale of the works vary from very intimate to the monumental. Inspired by her life in the Arizona desert, Vosburgh has chosen to involve the iguana in some of her most current work. Her pet Isabella earns her keep as both muse and model in the Portland studio, moving as she does almost not all for hours at a time.

Williams offers a completely new collection of paintings, works created on wood panels that are textured with a variety of materials, including Venetian plaster, and glazed with layers of paint and metallic powders. Gold leaf is applied and sometimes overpainted and then reapplied, all of which lends the work a remarkable depth and luminosity. Williams received her degree in painting from George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington. She is represented in galleries from California to Maine and in major collections throughout the world. She lives and paints in Branford, Conn.

For more information, call 594-8700 or visit harborsquaregallery.com.

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