A spring reception for painter Ed Kaplan's "Urban Landscapes" series, on display at restaurant LIC Market through April 29. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Kaplan's paintings depict street scenes from across the city, painted realistically in the style of a photograph.

"My intention is not to be a perfectionist in capturing exact images but for the observer to feel as though they are veritably standing in the street, feeling the same essence and energy that inspired my painting," Kaplan said in a posting about the event.