Local artist Amy Kalisher gets her due this month (and next), with a show of her eye-catching, intricate works in both gouache and collage. The Hampshire College grad and former instructor at Rhode Island School of Design, who also has a background in creative writing, says she approaches her paintings "as if writing a story." Her collages (like the untitled work above), she says, are the "play" to the "homework" of painting. There's a free reception of Sept. 7, but the works are on display as early as Aug. 15.
Daydream Believer: Paintings and Collage by Amy Kalisher
Aug. 15-Sept. 30, reception Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m., free, Silver Circle Gallery, 75 Main St., Putnam, (860) 928-2900, silvercirclegallery.com.