River Arts II Gallery in Damariscotta presents Jean Kigel’s Asian Brush Paintings with an Artists Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 17. The gallery has a selection of some of Kigel’s finest and well-respected paintings exhibited in a gallery full of light, and an atmosphere that is friendly and welcoming. This year Kigel’s work features mist-imbued, Chinese mountain-scapes. Paying homage to the Chinese Year-of-the-Dragon, Kigel has created Great Wall dragons winding their way through the mountains. Systematically breaking down Chinese brush painting rules, she’s added mountains with non-traditional colors and shapes. The show runs through August 22 at 241 US Route 1 in Damariscotta. FMI, visit jeankigel.com.