An exhibit of oil paintings and pastels by Joanne Agostinelli will be on display at the Laura Barton Gallery, 56 Railroad Place, in Saugatuck from Saturday, Sept. 17 through Saturday Sept. 24.

An opening reception is planned Sept. 17 from noon to 4 p.m.

Agostinelli's paintings depict nature, with a focus on creating patterns and rhythms that while not necessarily representational, retain the essence and spirit of the subject matter, the gallery said. She is a past president of Connecticut Women Artists.