“Defining & Essential Lines,” a group exhibition, opened June 15 to run through July 29 at Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. There will be a public reception Friday, July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Lines are one of the fundamental building blocks of visual artwork and an integral element found in both subject matter and the process of drawing, painting, photography and sculpture in this exhibit. “Defining & Essential Lines” explores how seven Maine artists see, imagine and create their art with the use of lines.

Linden Frederick’s etchings are rendered with subtle layers of line, while Roberta Baumann’s photographs emphasize curved lines. Naomi Aho’s detailed pencil drawings of bird nests suggest a world of great intricacy. Gifford Ewing uses a 5-by-7-inch view camera to capture coastal Maine and linear subjects. Nancy Linkin’s curvilinear bronze sculptures are simplified linear forms. Bruce Brown’s keen eye for art is distilled into refined photographs from recent travel destinations. Bruce Busko uses the forest as inspiration for his mystical oil/mixed media work.

Landing Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 594-4544 or visit LandingArt.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.