“Painterly Perspectives,” new work by Irma Cerese, has been extended to Sept. 26 at Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. During the Arts In Rockland (AIR) First Friday art walk Sept. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., Landing will join with CRAFT and Caldbeck galleries in hosting a courtyard reception with live music by Vince “Blind Albert” Gabriel.

The three galleries represent the intersection of fine art and craft while bordering a tranquil garden setting for the quiet enjoyment of the arts. They are located across Elm Street from the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Former city gallery owner Nan Mulford discovered Cerese in an exhibit in Massachusetts about 10 years ago and held three one-person exhibits by the artist at the former Nan Mulford Gallery on Main Street. Cerese began showing at Landing Gallery in 2007; “Perspectives” is her seventh solo show in Rockland.

Cerese has always been fascinated with color, and her primary interest in painting is focused on color relationships. Her work has the ability to be seen simultaneously as landscape and abstract paint surface. Her paintings produce a compelling visual experience, which is perceived on many different levels.

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