Linda Packard, guest artist for the month of August at Barb Jackson Gallery, will give a demonstration during a reception held in her honor Friday afternoon, Aug. 26.

The public is invited to meet the artist, enjoy her presentation and explore her work from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the gallery, located right in the village, between the new 18 Central and Nina June restaurants.

Packard most likes to work via direct observation en plein air, saying, “I am drawn to the small, ordinary elements and compositions in a landscape often overlooked in pursuit of the sweeping vista.”

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