The Ocean House Gallery will welcome local artist Angela Anderson with an exhibition Friday, Aug. 26 through Wednesday, Aug. 31. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ocean House Hotel dining room overlooking the harbor.

Anderson, a native of Port Clyde, is an artist and musician. She draws inspiration from places, people and objects that catch her eye and leave her interested in capturing the beauty and wonder in what most take for granted.

Anderson’s paintings are rich oils depicting still life and portrait. Included will be a collection of paintings inspired by The Flying Wallendas circus act. Her exhibition, titled “Around the World in 80 Days,” depicts Italy, France, India, Africa, Japan, Holland and America.

Anderson graduated from the University of New Hampshire Durham with a BFA in Painting; Laney College with a degree in printmaking and dance; and did graduate studies at Empire State College in New York City. She currently studies under artist Ronald Frontin. Anderson worked in publishing throughout the 1990s and early 2000s and has been the director of Rockland’s Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education for the past four years.

The next show at the Ocean House Gallery will feature work by Sylvia Murdock, Sept. 2 through 14.

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