With the summer concert season in full swing, PicassoWhat, the new gallery on Main Street, has installed new paintings by Laura Tetrault in honor of Midcoast music lovers. As one of four featured artists in the gallery’s August show, Tetrault’s “portraits” of violins, French horns and more are on view through Sept. 8.

A violin, cello or bass represents the best and highest of humanity, Tetrault writes in her artist’s statement. She said she once heard someone say that the violin is as close to the human voice as any instrument can get and the idea has stayed with her ever since. She chose some of her favorite instruments for this series, selecting titles based on how she sees the sounds and shapes of the instruments.

Tetrault is an acrylic and mixed media painter whose work has found homes with collectors in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe. She has lived in several Canadian provinces and states with her husband, two daughters and their adventurous bunny, Alex; they currently make their home in Evanston, Ill.

Gallery visitors also will find complex and colorfully luscious large-scale silk paintings by Camden artist Gigi Aea. A special interactive event for Aea is planned for the end of the show, with details forthcoming.

PicassoWhat’s second floor location is above the FOG Bar Café and Black Parrot; access to the gallery is located through the Main Street front doors between the storefronts. Both elevator and stairway provide quick ascent to the second floor of this historic mercantile building. For more information, visit the gallery’s Facebook page; email picassowhat@gmail.com; or call 593-8109.

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