"Signs of Life” the October Show at DeBlois Gallery will open on Saturday, Oct. 5, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. All are invited to view the show. Refreshments will be served. "Signs of Life” includes the artwork of Mandy Howe, Michael O'Donnell, Brenda Wrigley Scott and Bruce Caplain. Howe's sketches are inspired by her walks through the fields and woods near her Portsmouth home. O'Donnell paints a field of zigzag lines and looks for a hidden composition to emerge while connecting the points of the zigzags. Scott's primary subject matter is animals, companions and farm, beach and marsh birds. Caplain’s love of hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire inspired him to create in wood. The show continues at the gallery on 134 Aquidneck Ave., in Middletown R.I. through Oct. 27. Hours are 1-5 p.m., Wednesday - Sunday and Gallery Night on Oct. 10, 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. For details, visit www.debloisgallery@gmail.com.

An opening reception for the Greater Fall River Art Association exhibit, "Gloom, Doom, and Mystery" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit features an assortment of pieces from local artists in various medias. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibit runs through October at the GFRAA, 80 Belmont St., Fall River. Gallery hours: Fridays 2 - 6pm; Saturdays and Sundays 11 - 3pm

"Through Our Eyes - A Collaborative Photography Exhibition," is on display at the University of Massachusetts Star Store Gallery, Purchase Street, New Bedford during the month of October. The over thirty contributing photographers are all adult English-language learners at SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc. who have made their home in Fall River. Images of celebrations, making and sharing of food, the beauty of nature, details of daily life, etc. along with the accompanying narratives reveal what it has been like to leave a homeland in order to make a new life in the U.S. Sponsored by a Mass Humanities grant and directed by Prof. Andrea Klimt (Sociology and Anthropology Department). Reception: Thursday, Oct. 3, 5 - 7 p.m., Gallery Talk 6 p.m. Contact: 508-999-9295

Tiverton Four Corners’ Gallery at Four presents exceptional works from the studios of eight brilliant artistic talents with LAND •SEA•SKY, featuring paintings inspired by the beauty and wonder which surrounds us. The exhibition features figurative, suggestive and abstract paintings in oil and mixed media from the studios of Joyce Converse, Gay Von Henneberg Gillies, Joan Jardine, Gregor Kammerer, Tom Martinelli, and Michael Walden. In addition, the gallery is thrilled to welcome distinguished artist and designer, Tiverton’s Elizabeth Jackson and Boston’s Ann Turley for their Gallery at Four debuts.The exhibition continues through Oct. 13. Gallery hours: Monday by appointment, Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 - 4:30, Sunday 12 - 4:30.