During the First Friday Art Walk June 2 from 5 to 8 p.m., The Art Loft will be showing a body of work by one of its co-founders, Paula Apro. The “Blurring the Lines” show explores the fine line between reality and fantasy … and illustrates how that line is often blurred.

Viewers will have a hard time believing their eyes when they learn that all of the work on display is exactly as it was shot. No digital manipulation was made to the photos, which really makes the point that, with some effort and focus, one can create any reality that one wants.

Free drinks and snacks will be served during the First Friday show and reception. All profits from the sale of this special artwork will go directly to The Art Loft to help keep its programs running. The downtown nonprofit arts center at 385 Main St., Suite 9 (lobby level of Thorndike building).

The Art Loft’s mission is to enrich the local community through arts and education. Its aim is to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of income, age or experience level. For more information, visit artloftrockland.org or call 200-7915.

Upcoming options at The Art Loft include: Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., a Getting Started with Lightroom workshop with Karen Olson ($35); Acrylics with Angela Mondays, June 6 through 19, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with Angela Anderson ($45); Art is Everywhere — The Basics (photography intensive) Wednesday thru Friday, June 7 through 9, with Paula Apro ($465); Paint Night – Pink Tulips Friday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Angela Anderson ($35); and Chinese Traditional Painting — Irises and Peonies Saturday, June 10, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. with Nanfei Wang ($35). Ongoing are Tuesday watercolor (3:30 to 5 p.m.) and oil (5:30 to 7 p.m.) painting classes with Chuck Paine.

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