The West Kortright Centre will present an opening reception for “Jim Sullivan: Fire Paintings & House Dresses” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The gallery event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sullivan was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1938 and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design. He did his graduate work at Stanford University, and has received National Endowment, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships in painting. Sullivan taught painting for many years, has shown his work widely, and is represented in many collections, according to a media release.

Sullivan’s paintings are completely invented; all come from his mind and have little basis in reality, the release said.

He is represented in New York City by Nancy Hoffman Gallery. For more information, visit jimsullivanartist.com.

Attendees may bring their own picnic, or purchase dinner on-site, starting at 6 p.m. A folk music concert by Joan Shelley will take place at 8 p.m.

This show can be viewed during regular business hours, during performances and other events, and by appointment through July 1.

The West Kortright Centre is at 49 W. Kortright Church Road in West Kortright. For advance tickets and exact travel directions, visit www.westkc.org.