The Sanctuary Gallery at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., welcomes back Spruce Head artist Christine Henehan for a showing of her latest work. The opening reception Sunday, July 31, is open to the public and will run from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the upper level of the church.

Born in Ithaca, N.Y., Henehan attended Colby College and Cornell University, graduating with honors in art history and fabric design. As a painter, she studied briefly with Tom Insalaco, otherwise experimenting and teaching herself by researching the works of old masters and studying their techniques and use of materials. Today, she paints mostly in oils, capturing the winters of upstate New York and the summers of Midcoast Maine. Included in this show are still lifes reflecting personal moments in the artist's life.

Henehan's display will hang in the gallery until Aug. 24. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The gallery is easily accessed from the upper level parking.

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