THOMASTON — Haynes Galleries is capping its summer season with a solo show of new work by up-and-coming artist Zoey Frank.

The exhibition, “Zoey Frank: Explorations & Discoveries,” opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 27. A reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the gallery at 91 Main St.

This will be the first solo exhibition for Frank, a 27-year-old artist and recent graduate of Laguna College of Art + Design in California, where she earned a master of fine art in painting. Some of the paintings she created at LCAD will be featured in the exhibit.

“I knew from the first time I saw Zoey’s work that she was a superstar,” gallery owner Gary Haynes said in a press release. “Just about every piece that she’s sent me has sold and I could have sold some of them two or three times. She has courage to try so many things and to push her limits. This show has so much complexity, energy and drama. She is truly pushing the envelope and reaching new heights.”

Frank approaches new pieces head on – painting directly on the canvas and adjusting the composition, landscape, still life or portrait as she observes changes. Her figurative work is carefully arranged and crafted. Her still lifes explore color relationships by infusing bright colors into her neutral palette.

In addition to Frank’s work, there will be a group show, “The American Landscape,” and a solo exhibition upstairs with pastels by Cindy House in “Cindy House: Inspired by Nature.”

The exhibits and the reception are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information, go to