Activities for your visit

Barbara Adams to show new work at opening Aug. 16 in Down Creek Gallery

‘Nesting on Beacon,’ is among the new paintings by islander Barbara Adams on view in Down Creek Gallery starting Aug. 16.

Island artist Barbara Adams will show new works from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 16) in Down Creek Gallery’s continuing Expose Yourself to Art series of receptions that are open to all.

“I enjoy capturing light and shadows which sometimes leads me to new challenges and techniques,” says Adams about her work in oils, watercolors. “With a combination or mixture of impressionism in the background, I attempt to bring out a realist image.” 

She frequently adds elements such as raised surfaces and images on wooden boards and canvas, which she then coats in resin to complete the piece. She has built her own frames out of seashells and found objects.

The reception features light hors d’oeuvres, and live music for the evening will be provided by April Trueblood.