In October TAG/The Artists Gallery will feature two solo exhibitions. Joan Tarbell Plato’s ‘We Want Clean Water!’ depicts ocean, lakes, and streams and their myriad inhabitants. Plato merges poetry with visual art to look at events that have threatened our environment. “My show speaks for those who cannot: birds, plants and sea life,” she says.Nancy McLoughlin will show paintings and pastels in “Chairs, Tables.” “Almost every day we sit in a chair, often at a table,” she says. “Somewhere in our subconscious we are interacting with the table and the chair. They are alive in their own way, witnessing the noisy meeting, the meal, the empty room.”These exhibitions and a show of work by the other members of the gallery will run from September 30 through October 30, with a reception from 5 to 9pm during First Saturday on Oct. 1.