Gleason Fine Art in Portland hosting “Spring!”

“Through the Trees” by Anne Ireland

Gleason Fine Art in Portland is hosting a reception 5-8 p.m. First Friday, March 1 for “Spring!” featuring paintings by Anne Ireland, Henry Isaacs, Andrea Peters and sculpture by Carole Hanson. In her artist statement, Anne Ireland says “My paintings are the result of observation informed by imagination–a place where the iconic is seen in the emotional context of mystery and surprise. There is a powerful energy when sky meets ground. To intensify that connection I strive to create a psychologically-nuanced atmosphere of unexpected color, giving it depth and consequence. “Spring!” runs through April 27.  The public is cordially invited. For more information call 699-5599.