“Olive Pierce: Through the Years (photographs of children)” runs through Sept. 28 at PhoPa gallery, 132 Washington St. The gallery will be open for the city’s First Friday Art Walk Sept. 6; and the Rockland photographer will give a talk Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m.

The show features images taken in Maine; Cambridge, Mass.; and Iraq. Pierce’s accomplished photographs have attracted a most enthusiastic audience and includes 35 works, many of which have not been shown for decades, if at all. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment; call 517-0200.

PhoPa Gallery, which opened on Valentine’s Day, is a collaboration of photographer Jon Edwards; independent curator Bruce Brown, former curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art; and Maine Media Workshops + College. Across town, PhoPa co-director Brown has his first-ever photography show, "A Journey Inside Vietnam," at Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., next door to the Artemnesia restaurant. That exhibition runs through Sept. 30.

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