The public is invited to join Gary Akers for a free gallery talk about his "Cherished Moments" exhibition Sunday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. at the Green Schoolhouse, a restored one-room Finnish school located two miles down the St. George peninsula on Route 131.

Akers will discuss his egg tempera, drybrush and watercolor techniques for his paintings in this exhibition, favorite scenes painted from Maine and Kentucky. "Cherished Moments" runs through Aug. 25, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Akers is particularly known for his highly worked paintings in egg tempera, a technique in which dried pigments are mixed with egg yolk and distilled water and layered in thin brushstrokes on a gessoed panel. He also is a highly accomplished watercolorist and has received major awards from the American Watercolor Society, of which he is an elected Signature Member; and the Southern and Kentucky watercolor societies. Recently, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Mo., purchased one of his drybrush watercolors for its permanent collection.

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