A new month brings new exhibits to two of downtown Hillsboro’s art galleries.Summa Real Estate’s gallery features James Dunbar, a well-known painter in the Portland/Vancouver area who paints vivid African animal scenes as well as Portland tourist spots. His paintings of lions and voodoo doughnuts focus on the use of light and color.

An opening reception runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, and will include wine, snacks and a chance to talk with Dunbar.

The opening will also feature the musical group “Limps with a Walk,” which covers the best old-school blues songs from styles like boogie, jump, Chicago and hill country.

Summa Real Estate is located at 231 E. Main St.

Among the artists featured this month at nearby Sequoia Gallery & Studio are photographer Doug Pettitt, who focuses on nature (photo, far left); apparel artist Paula Smith-Danell, who creates wearable art decorated in objects she’s collected; and Dee Wagoneer, who offers colored-pencil illustrations of wild birds — specifically North American species that have gone extinct.

An artists’ reception runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, and the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 136 S.E. Third Ave.

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