For one weekend only, John Paul Caponigro opens his studio to the public and shares his latest creations. Caponigro’s annual “Open Studio | New Work 2017” will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Caponigro Arts, 73 Cross Road.

Visitors will be among the first to see new works from the artist’s series Alignment, featuring petroglyphs and stone alignments. Inspired by early childhood and continuing encounters with the sacred arts of “primitive” or “primal” cultures, these images make visible the inner spirit of extraordinary places around the world as diverse as Antarctica, Iceland and Japan.

Many of the items on display have never been seen before; some are not made public, except during this event. In addition to the state-of-the art digital photographs, a wide variety of related studies — drawn, painted or computer rendered — will be on display. A second exhibit will feature the artist’s works made in Maine, his home for more than 28 years.

Caponigro will talk about his new works at 2 p.m. each day. After the weekend, visits to his private studio are available by appointment. For more information, call 354-0578.

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