BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Gallery announces an explosion of visual styles when the exhibit “New Perspectives,” featuring the work of Jack Gable and Anne Gable Allaire, opens in August. The opening reception, held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, is open and free to the public.

Gable, a contemporary realist painter and muralist, is known for his vivid use of color, light and detail. Allaire, an accomplished pastel artist, uses a technique that is both realistic and impressionistic. When combined, the work from these two artists offers a visual treat.

Gable works primarily in acrylic on canvas. Listed in Who’s Who in American Art, his murals and paintings can be found in museums, universities and corporations, as well as private collections throughout the country.

Allaire is a member of the Pastel Painters of Maine. Her palette is bright and she blends her lively colors with an exuberant mastery.

The New Perspectives show concludes Sept. 19.

The Chocolate Church Arts Gallery is located at 804 Washington St. in downtown Bath. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; Thursday from noon-6 p.m.; Friday, noon-4 p.m. The gallery is open until 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, and Friday, Sept. 16.

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