A Fairfield native will show a collection of her lansdcape paintings and portraits in an exhibit called "Elsewhere," Sunday through Sept. 17 at the Gallery Upstairs, 1506 Post Road. A free reception with food and wine will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Jessie Novik, a resident of Bridgeport's Black Rock section, teaches art and paints large-scale oil paintings inspired by foreign travels. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2009. She has shown work at the Hotel Chelsea, Reid's Art Space, and Fairfield County's "40 Under 40" business awards ceremony.

For information, call Novik at 203-610-4245 or visit www.jessienovik.com.