NORWAY — Frost Farm Gallery will hold a First Friday reception Sept. 4 for its “Only Memories Fade: Photography by Karin Maher” exhibit, which runs through Sept. 26.

The opportunity to meet and greet the artist will be from 5 to 8 p. m. at the gallery in the historic David W. Frost farm at 272 Pikes Hill. Live acoustic music will be performed by Brad Hooper.

Maher was born and raised in Norway and is a graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. It was in high school that she developed her passion for photography. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, earning her bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. She has also studied at The Art Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy, focusing on photography and fine art.

Her most current work is in the digital realm, but her roots are in the black-and-white darkroom process. It was with this process that she started creating double-exposure images, making her photography not only an image captured, but an image created. This idea of creation has carried over into her more recent work, using digital images and computer editing to create photographs that are more than just what has been captured, but what she actually saw when she took them.

Hooper will perform from “Midnight at the Hilltop Hotel,” a compilation of original songs that have been around for as long as 20 years. Reviewers have compared his work to John Prine, Arlo Guthrie and Steve Earl. Hooper will sign CDs after the show.

The reception is free. First Friday art openings at Frost Farm Gallery are in conjunction with the Matolcsy Arts Center, the Commons Art Collective, McLaughlin Garden and Painted Mermaid Gallery. For more information, call 743-8041.

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