“On Site: Barbara Ernst Prey’s Travelogues,” a selection of never-seen-before travel paintings from Europe, Asia and South America, opens Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the upstairs gallery of Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, in the village.

“On Site” brings together reflections and memories of the world seen through the artist’s eyes, works that reveal Barbara Ernst Prey’s intense study and examination of different cultural and art historical heritages. In her early formative years after graduation from Williams and Harvard, Prey received a Fulbright Scholarship and a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, enabling her to travel, study, work and exhibit extensively in Europe and Asia, sketch book always on hand.

She focused on drawing when she returned to the United States in the early 1980s, where The New Yorker and other Magazines published her artwork for over 10 years. Painting utensils as steady companions, Prey continues her journeys, always seeking out new sites to work en plein air. Recent travels have taken her to France, Switzerland and Peru; the world comes together in “On Site.”

The exhibit “In Search of America” continues through Sept. 5 downstairs. Barbara Prey Projects is open 10 a.m. to 5 pm. daily. For more information, call 372-8087.

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