On July 5, during the 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk, Landing Gallery at 8 Elm St. will host an artists opening reception for two new exhibits, “Maine Landscape Painters” in the first floor gallery and “Personal Perspectives” in the Mezzanine Gallery. Both exhibits will continue through July 28.

“Maine Landscape Painters” offers 55 new paintings by Lewis Cisle, Sarah Faragher, Elizabeth Kelley, Brian Krebs, Monique Lazard, Janet LeDoux, Bjorn Runquist, Rebecca Rivers and Suzanne Siegel. The focus is landscape and seascape subjects by artists who live and paint in Maine; coastal and shoreline subjects merge with fields and mountains in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and etching.

“Personal Perspectives” features new sculptures by Nancy Linkin and Isabelle Pelissier along with new paintings by Diana Godfrey and Ken Sahr. Those familiar with Linkin’s hammered bronze sculptures will notice that her new work has more complex curvilinear shapes. Pelissier’s welded steel sculptures are abstract references to nature and growth patterns in plants, using color as a counterpoint. Godfrey’s abstract acrylic paintings find their own place within the texture of paint and collage. Sahr’s large oil paintings of Hawaiian shirts are fresh from the University of Maine Art Museum, where they were among the juried 34 artists’ work selected for the prestigious “I-95 Triennial 2013.”

Landing Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 594-4544.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.