Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., is displaying comic book art, illustration and colorful Alternative Realism by three young artists — D.C. McQueen, Josh Roberts and Jaime Marie D’Errico — for the month of February. A public opening reception for the artists will be held Friday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Most of McQueen’s pieces in the show come from her comic series “Spades” (spadescomic.com) and “A Sadistic Muse.” With comics, she finds the juxtaposition of words and images most satisfying. She also is an accomplished illustrator and Web site designer and currently resides in Unity.

Roberts, who also lives in Unity, has loved comic art for his whole life. His work is influenced by the black and white renderings of American comic pencilers and inkers. He uses not only ink, but also a knife to cut out areas of light, which brings a tactile dimension to his work. His Web-based endeavors include OnlineComics.net, ComicSpace and Doodlepress.org.

D’Errico, after exploring various media, chiefly acrylics, currently produces strong colorful works with elaborate forms and lines using colored pencil on Bristol paper. The pencil pigment is applied in such a way that the works seem to find ground between drawing and painting, a style she refers to as Alternative Realism. D’Errico lives in the Belgrade Lakes region with her husband, four cats, a hamster and many charming fish.

The gallery is open when there are performances or other functions scheduled or by appointment. For more information, call 568-3147 or 948-7469 or visit unityme.org to see performance schedules.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.