Isalos Fine Art in Stonington invites the public to an artist’s reception featuring an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Vaino Kola, 5- 7 p.m. Friday, July 20. Central to the show is a large-scale oil inspired by the shoreline near the artist’s home on Greenlaw Cove in Deer Isle. Over the past two decades, Kola has again and again turned his focus to the rocks and tide pools of the cove, often painting the same boulders from different perspectives. Like many of his paintings, the contemplative tone is set by subtle evening light and shadows. Kola alternates between the landscape and human forms, which is represented in the show by a small selection of figural drawings. Vaino will give an artist’s talk on Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 367-2700 or visit isalosfineart.com.