The First Light Gallery on River Road/Route 131 will open for the season Saturday, May 3, showing Lucinda Talbot's paintings of flowers, birds and all spring things.

Hanging in the gallery will be large florals constructed from rice papers, fabrics, lace and other collage materials; realistic views of flowers painted with egg tempera and acrylic inks; and newer images of florals in soft pastel. Talbot often uses many different media in the same painting, beginning with acrylic inks, then adding collage materials and then soft pastel.

The First Light Gallery, formerly at the downtown corner of Belfast, moved to the St. George Peninsula a year ago. This summer, a monthly theme will showcase Talbot's florals, landscapes and seascapes. The theme for May is Spring Growth and June’s will be Bright Landscapes. The gallery is located three miles down from Montpelier at the intersection of routes 1 and 131; look for the gallery sign on the right just after the St. George town line sign.

First Light Gallery will be open every weekend and at other times when the flag and “open” sign is out. The gallery also has cards, collage kits, cutting boards, decorative boxes and ceramic tiles. For more information, call 372-1515.

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