The Islesboro Historical Society will present paintings of the island by artists R. Kirk Moore and Monique Lazard. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at IHS, 388 Main St. The show will continue 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily through Wednesday, Aug. 11.

Moore, who has worked in oils as a painting medium for 37 years, offers landscapes, seascapes and figurative paintings that depict summer life in familiar settings on and around the island. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1973 with a degree in theology; studied drawing with Frank Wright at George Washington University; and then painting with master painter, Leo Marchutz, in Aix-en-Provence, France. He has resided in Belfast with his wife and two children for the past 10 years of his painting career. His works are in collections throughout the United States, Europe, Bermuda and Australia.

Lazard began her art studies at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and received her bachelor of arts degree from California College of Art with graduate studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She began her career as a fashion illustrator and then worked as an art director for Fairchild Publications in New York. She also taught illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York. Lazard turned her eye towards painting in 1992. Her current artistic pursuit is plein air painting. She resides in Bryn Mawr, Pa., with her husband and daughter and summers in Maine.

For more information, call 734-6733.

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