CRAFT Gallery will open “Art in Black and White” Friday, Aug. 5, to run through Sept. 1 at the gallery in the courtyard at 12 Elm St.

Working in black ad white helps the artist, as well as the viewer, look at an object from a different perspective, unencumbered by the element of color. Drawing, weaving, stitching, shaping clay or blowing glass, black and white tells a story in its simplest language.

David Jacobson’s glass pieces offer purity of form, expressed in black and white with little embellishment. Quilter Daphne Taylor’s love of drawing and painting influences her embroidery in cotton and metallic threads on wool and silk. She has limited herself to black and white and gold thread for the handquilted pieces in this show. Taylor has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

Joining the two artists in this invitational show are Tim Christensen, Lissa Hunter, Sara Hotchkiss, Jan Owen, Amy Smith and Susan Van Campen. CRAFT Gallery also introduces jewelry by Katharina Keoughan, a versatile artist and painter who has turned her creative energy to making jewelry out of the unlikely material of sheet foam. She cuts out abstract shapes and designs to fabricate wearable-art necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

All artists shown at CRAFT live and work in Maine, creating fine craft represented in private collections and major art institutions as valued works of art. For more information, call 594-0167 or visit craftonelm.com.

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