Thursday October 4, 2012

The Harrison Gallery will present a solo exhibition of paintings by Jamie Young from Oct. 6 to 31. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., and is open to the public.

Young began sketching at age 4 and sold her first painting by age 16. She pursued her art ambitions at the University of Massachusetts and has taught her craft at the Guild Art Center in Northampton, Studio School in Springfield, Hill Institute in Florence and Conway School of Landscape Design in Conway.

Dedicated to the en plein air tradition, Young paints on site and uses location sketches -- sometimes traveling to other countries to create these quick images.

The Harrison Gallery is at 39 Spring St. Information: (413) 458-1700 or www.theharrisongallery.com.