Haynes Galleries in Thomaston is opening July 2 with two shows that should appeal to city slickers and nature enthusiasts alike.

From July 2 to Aug. 8, the gallery will feature “Roger Dale Brown: Maine Light” and “Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City – Paintings, Drawings & Sketches.” An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on July 2. The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public.

Brown’s paintings land- and seascapes of coastal Maine. He gives special attention to emotion, memory and atmospheric conditions, particularly the special quality of Maine light. Brown will give an art talk and live demonstration at the gallery from 10 am to noon July 3.

Running concurrently with Brown’s show is “Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City.” Giarrano is a contemporary realist who paints scenes of urban life’s quieter moments. A press release about the exhibit said he takes everyday moments in New York to an emotional level. He sees natural, simple narratives and translates them onto the canvas. Giarrano’s show will include sketches and drawings of his work that show the progression of his compositions and his thought process.

The gallery is located at 91 Main St. For more information, call 354-0605 or go to haynesgalleries.com.