On Friday, July 8 from 5 to 8 p.m., the public is invited to an opening reception for fine art photographer Josie Iselin at the Archipelago Fine Arts gallery, 386 Main St. The gallery is showcasing Iselin’s work during its major summer show, “Rock, Paper, Scanner,” which through Aug. 19.

Iselin’s books, including “Beach Stones,” “Leaves and Pods,” “Heart Stones,” “Seashells” and “Beach: A Book of Treasure” have resonated with anyone who has ever marveled at the wonders found literally at our feet. Visitors to the gallery will discover the treasures Iselin has collected over her many years of meandering beaches. Her work also is featured as the folio in the 2011 edition of Island Journal, the Island Institute’s annual magazine.

Using a flatbed scanner and computer exclusively for generating her imagery, Iselin builds each book within the computer and is, after 15 years of using this technique, still captivated by the fluidity with which it allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. She also serves as the author and designer of all of her books.

Iselin holds a B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. She began her art career in the field of photography and installation art, exhibiting throughout the Bay Area and teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Iselin lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children; and always is developing new projects out of her  studio, Loving Blind Productions.

Current gallery hours for Archipelago Fine Arts are weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..  For more information, contact Lisa Mossel Vietze, manager of Archipelago, at 596-0701 or lvietze@islandinstitute.org. An online gallery of work from “Rock, Paper, Scanner” may be seen at islandinstitute.org/gallery/Josie-Iselin/165/.

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