"Winter Works: Mostly White," a new Art/Place exhibition, will feature Darien artist Cate Leach.

The show will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 23, with a reception taking place on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Leach's evocative paintings often create environments reminiscent of a stage set. A former Ballanchine dancer with the New York City Ballet for 15 years, she said, "A blank canvas is not unlike an empty stage, which can be used in many ways to transport the viewer to another time and place."

Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout New York and Connecticut, including Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Housatonic Museum, Sacred Heart University, LaGuardia Airport and the Prince Street Gallery. She is a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, the Loft Artists Association, Art/Place, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and Connecticut Women Artists.

The theme, "Winter Works, Mostly White," inspired a variety of subjects, including landscapes, the winter solstice, a wedding, an old mission church in San Antonio, Texas, a winter butterfly and works prompted by "The Tempest."

All of the artists exhibiting in the show will discuss their work at a Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at noon.

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Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and during special performances at the Fairfield Theatre Company, with which is shares the space. For information, call 203-292-8328 or 203-374-9720 or visit www.artplace.org.