As a home health nurse, Gayle Pedemonte of Gaston spends many hours driving through the countryside to reach her patients. Along the way, she finds inspiration for her agricultural-themed oil paintings of vineyards, farms, u-pick and flowers (near right). These will be on display this month at Sequoia Gallery and Studios, 136 S.E. Third Ave.

So will the soft pastels from Christy Perrine, whose memories of her Minnesota childhood used to be colored by monotone, foreboding hues. In the light of middle age, Perrine sees her past in the more colorful, kaleidoscopic tones that characterize her current artwork, (above).

A reception for them and other artists will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.

At Summa Gallery, 231 E. Main St., Jackie Woodward is the featured artist this month, (above). A Hillsboro resident, Woodward not only paints acrylic but also does ceramics, sculptures, fabric art and contemporary jewelry.

The Washington County Museum is currently featuring some of Woodward’s jewelry. An opening reception for art by Woodward and two others — LeeRoy specializes in hand-carved wine stoppers and Judy Dials in oil paintings — will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, with hor d’ouervres, wine and music by Randy Morrison.

— Jill Rehkopf Smith

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