The Downtown Gallery will open “Reflections,” an exciting show featuring the work of Joan Freiman and Barbara Vanderbilt, with a lively 5 to 9 p.m. reception Friday, Aug. 5.

Freiman, whose paintings have been called forceful and animated by leading critics, is showing a new collection of landscapes that capture her unique vision and love of her surroundings and bring the viewer directly into her world. Vanderbilt is showing images from both Florida and Maine in which she continues to explore the mood and textures of roots, trees and rocks, focusing on the fine detail and the unusual forms found in nature.

In the Paula Green Gallery, the gallery partners have created 6-by-6 inch ceramic tiles that can be hung on the wall or used for trivets. They reflect scenes of Washington past and present in honor of the town’s bicentennial.

“Reflections” will run through Sept. 5. For more information, visit

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