A celebration of the region’s rural life — as seen by painters Barbara Cochran and Margie Guyot — launches Center Gallery’s 2018 season on Friday, May 25. A reception to open the exhibition is 6-8 p.m. at the gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. Cochran lives on a Leelanau County cider apple farm. Her oil paintings reflect the view outside her studio window, and celebrate the pastoral beauty of her home county. Although the region is best known for its beaches and lakes, Cochran chooses to zero in on farmstead life — from its fruits and vegetables to its farmyard creatures. Guyot is well known for her atmospheric depictions of farms and fields found along the iconic backroads in Antrim Country, her home base. She also works in oil, and paints en plein air, a technique that challenges the painter to record scenes quickly and on the spot. Center Gallery’s opening exhibition continues through June 28. For more information and Spring gallery hours go to: www.lakestreetstudiosglenarbor.com.