“Two Women Who Paint: Alicia Ethridge and Karen Jelenfy” will open Saturday, March 2, with a 1 to 4 p.m. reception at Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St. (third floor). Alicia Ethridge of York works primarily in mixed-media collage, oil and acrylic paint. She studied for two years with A.R.C. (Artfully Raising Consciousness) Project, a sanctuary for contemplative artists; and also studied at Maine College of Art’s Continuing Studies Program. Through these courses, Ethridge helped found the SEVEN artist collective, which meets once a month at each other’s studios to present and discuss new work or works in progress. Ethridge’s abstract visions reflect her experiences of motherhood and domestic life.

Washington’s Karen Jelenfy is a painter of the emotional landscape, using color and gesture to describe both personal and social narratives. She received a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute; is an alum of the Vermont Studio Center; and has exhibited her work in both 2- and 3D nationwide. Her paintings and sculptures can be found in many private collections.

“Two Women Who Paint” will continue through March 30. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email marklittlepainter@gmail.com.

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