Three Hillsboro art galleries will present their October exhibits and introduce their artists at receptions from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., will feature the winning paintings from the recent Plein Air competition, including Amanda Houston of Cornelius, who won second place for her “City Scene” painting, which also captured the “People’s Choice” vote. The musical trio Thousand Waves will provide a “West Meets East” evening of music.

Among the 30 artists featured at Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 S.E. Third Ave., Marcy Swanson will display jewelry that incorporates historical photographs, Victoria Lee Shepard shows sand paintings created near Cascade Head, and Carolyn Pettitt presents acrylic mixed-media based on leaves, twigs and wings. Thirteen on-site studios will be open during the reception.

Summa Real Estate, 231 E. Main St., features work of the Green Cab artists group, which uses Facebook and other social media to network and communicate about art opportunities, including occasional art-filled field trips.

Green Cab founder Helvi Smith will display her colorful art made from castoff house paint, while Jeffrey Hall lets “found” materials tell him where they belong. Dayna Collins’ work features texture, color and lines; Rebecca Buchanan paints houses with untold stories; Penny Forrest uses oil and cold wax in explosively colorful paintings; and Lisa Griffen’s paintings are inspired by nature and dreams.

Will Scriven will provide entertainment.

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