Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St., will open for the season Friday, May 24. The scheduled exhibitions include Eastport artist Arthur Cadieux’s exhibit “The Edge Of Spring,” for which an artist reception will be held Friday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk.

The artist, considers himself a Downeast Expressionist and the exhibit includes oils on canvas and paper. Each large landscape is taken from Downeast imagery and reveals nature about to shed its winter stillness before warming up to its inevitable animation in the changing spring light. Cadieux's expressive style observes nature in anticipation, nature in readiness for change.

“I use Downeast images as a pretext to create the paintings within me. I use nature as a jumping off place to make those feelings within come alive in the work, sometimes even disregarding the rules of good taste in order to create a successful painting,” Cadieux said of this series

Jim Condron, a Colby graduate, will follow with an exhibit of his abstract paintings from June 28 to July 28. The reception will be held Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., and Connecticut, Condron lives and works in Baltimore. He earned a master's degree in fine arts at the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Art and English from Colby College. He also studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Since 1993, Condron has studied with Rohini Ralby, his mentor. His work appears nationally and internationally in galleries and museums as well as in corporate, university, public and private collections.

“Now and Then,” featuring the work of well-known Maine artist Charles DuBack, includes selections of his life’s work. The exhibit will run from Aug. 2 to Sept. 2. The opening reception will be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. A long-time resident of Tenants Harbor, DuBack came to Maine to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He also winters near Sarasota, Fla., and obtains inspiration from the panoply of colors found in Florida's flora and fauna. DuBack’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections around the world.

“We are excited to be able to show this sampling of his work in several mediums and spanning several decades. All the works are from the artist's own collection and are presented below from his most recent pieces to ones from the 1970s,” said Yvette Torres, gallery owner.

Henry Isaacs will bring his paintings down to Rockland from Little Cranberry Island for his exhibit, Sept. 6 to Oct. 14. The artist reception is still to be determined. Over the past 30-plus years, the natural and inhabited landscape have evolved as the consistent subject for Isaacs' pictures. From gestural abstractions to more realistically defined images, these have clear origins from his many years of observational, anatomical and studio work. He received degrees in painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. He has taught in art schools in Britain, Italy and the United States; and maintains a home and studio on Little Cranberry Island off the coast of Maine.