The many colors of water

River Road Gallery opens its annual holiday art show with a reception open to the community on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The show, The Color of Water, features original paintings by John Harris, Ed Hicks, Lisa Joyce Hill, Nash Hyon, Natasha Karpinskaia, Björn Runquist, Gini Frank Fischer and Sergey Stepanenko.

Abstract to realism, these artists have a different approach to their work. Many mediums are represented. Harris’s paintings of water reflections will exhibit with Hyon’s abstract encaustic paintings.

Hicks’s traditional landscape paintings will exhibit with monotypes by Karpinskaia. The smooth surfaces of layered glazes by Hill will show with the textured canvases by Stepanenko, who works with palette knife and acrylic.

The Color of Water will run through Jan. 13. River Road Gallery is at 21 River Road.