BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Gallery will host an opening reception for its new exhibit titled New Perspectives from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at 804 Washington St.

It is free and open to the public.

The exhibit features the work of Jack Gable and Anne Gable Allaire.

Gable is a contemporary realist painter and muralist known for his vivid use of color, light and detail. Allaire is an accomplished pastel artist who uses a technique that is both realistic and impressionistic.

Gable works primarily in acrylic on canvas and is known for his extraordinary breadth of subject matter. He fluidly adapts style to create the perspectives from painterly realism to a precise graphic or period style. His subjects range from sailing and boating to Boston Classical Orchestra to the history of duck hunting on the Chesapeake. Gable is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art,” and his murals and paintings can be found in museums, universities and corporations, as well as private collections throughout the country.

Allaire defines fine detail with many delicate strokes. She is a signature member and master pastelist in the Pastel Society of America and a signature member of the Pastel Painters of Maine.

“Pastel is the oldest, most durable and direct medium and I love its versatility,” Allaire said. “It can be used with much spontaneity or with attention to precise detail. For me, using pastel is like drawing and painting at the same time,” Allaire said.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 19. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Fridays. The gallery will stay open until 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 and Sept. 16.

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