Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St., will open “Landscape: Visions of Color,” a solo show of new acrylic paintings by Irma Cerese, with an opening reception Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will run through Sept. 25.

Color is the basis for this new body of work that incorporates elements of the natural world. Landscape subjects are a common ground between the artist and viewer, becoming a reference point to experience Cerese’s primary focus of color relationships. The inherent qualities of paint surface, color and geometric shapes are perfectly balanced with the landscape subject so that both are seen simultaneously, each element creating a unique dialogue with the viewer.

Summer hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Fridays to 8 p.m.) and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 594-4544.

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