Greenhut Galleries in Portland presents “John Whalley: World of Wonders,” Thursday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 27 with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 4. An artist’s talk will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the gallery. “World of Wonders” is John Whalley’s fourth solo show with Greenhut Galleries. This body of work continues Whalley’s style of exquisitely rendered paintings and drawings. Advancing the tradition of American realists and acknowledging the Dutch masters, Whalley’s works go well beyond mere technique. His work exudes tremendous warmth, luminosity and charm. He responds to what he calls “the beauty that speaks softly.” For more information, call 772-2693 or visit greenhutgalleries.com.