Haynes Galleries will host a conversation with Peter Poskas, a master of contemporary American realism, Saturday, Aug. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. The event is free and open to the public.

The conversation complements Poskas’ landscape show “Timeless Places,” on view at Haynes through Wednesday, Aug. 31. Poskas’ canvases are an ode to rural living — gritty winter scenes in the farmlands of New England and the tranquility of a coastal Maine summer. However, the true star of these paintings is the light — gauzy and golden as the sun sets over Stonington, incandescent as the fog lifts over Monhegan Island, cold and sharp on a barren

“It brings to light the life that’s inside these buildings. These are real people in real places and I hope they cause people to see and appreciate the beauty in small things,” Poskas said of his work.

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