Greenhut Galleries in Portland is is hosting an Opening reception 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 7 for “Margaret Gerding: Exploring Maine.” “Exploring Maine” continues her exploration of atmospheric New England landscape with her warm seductive color palette and textured brushwork. Her work explores a spirit of place through color, shape, texture and tone. She expertly leads the viewer into exploring the landscape by creating a window into a new moment in time. Gerding’s work was selected for the Spring 2011 and Late Summer 2011 catalog covers for L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine. In addition, her work has been included in the recently published book 100 Artists of New England. The show runs through Nov. 30. For more information visit greenhutgalleries.com.