“Standing in Place,” the eighth solo show by Mary Bourke of Lincolnville, captures the essence of everyday life in her signature style. It will open with a 5 to 7 p.m. public reception Thursday, Oct. 6 at Greenhut Galleries in the Old Port, 146 Middle St., and continue through Oct. 29.

In her work, Bourke shares her observations of  the ordinary with a perfect balance of lively color, light and narrative. Finding one’s place in the world has been a recurring theme. This current group of paintings began a year ago and depicts the passing of four seasons from a fixed point in space — her Lincolnville home.

“As I grow older it seems I have learned that it does not take much to be connected. Less becomes more … just step outside. The simplicity of this thought brings with it a heightened sense of intimacy and speaks to the very basic question of what it means to be a part of the world and in turn, what it means to be home,” she said.

Bourke has pledged a portion of all the proceeds from this exhibition to Maine Audubon in Falmouth. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 772-2693 or find the gallery on Facebook.

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