Artist Christina Zimmer Robinson realized the swirling, busy thoughts in her head disappeared when she was in nature, steeped in its tranquility among the land and the sea.

“We were gifted those. They are there to help us and it is our responsibility to preserve them, ” Christina said. That was the impetus for her upcoming solo landscape exhibit at the Arts Council’s Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, We Were Gifted the Land and the Sea.

The gallery will be filled with Christina’s landscapes, which are uniform in size but not in composition or color, from Aug. 3 to Sept. 13. The opening reception is 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar. It is free to attend.