NAPLES — The Galleria Merliani 137 of Naples, located in the city’s Vomero district, highlights the works of its top three Merliani prize winners, announced in March.

Artist Barbara Yulak Roos, the first-place winner, has spent years creating work based on her research into naturalism, focusing on images from nature’s landscapes that often seem impervious or inhospitable, such as volcanoes and rocky coasts.

The works of second-place winner Antonio Monopoli are expressive, with great importance given to color. Third-place winner Giancarlo Sivero’s pencil sketches capture historical locations and famous personalities from the past.

The exhibit ends Monday.

Galleria Merliani 137 is at Via Giovanni Merliani, No. 137. Its telephone number is 081-558-6332.

Photographer’s images of faithNAPLES — An exhibit by photographer Andrea Pistolesi opened Saturday and continues through Dec. 9 at the Santa Chiara Museum Complex in downtown Naples.

The exhibit, titled “I Believe. Gestures of Faith,” is a collection of 44 photographs capturing people demonstrating their religious faith through gestures.

The Santa Chiara complex, near Piazza del Gesù in the historic district of Naples, includes the museum, archaeological area, the Majolica-tiled cloister (where Pistolesi’s exhibit will be), and a collection of nativity scenes from the 1700s.

The complex is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are 5 euros for the complex and covers admission to all areas. Some docents at the complex speak English.

For more information, call 081-195-759-15.

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