NORWAY — Frost Farm Gallery will hold a First Friday reception, meet-and-greet the artist from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 5. The new show titled “Explorations: A Duet Exhibition” will feature paintings by Anne Richter and sculptural ceramics by Dan Greenfeld.

Richter’s art career has spanned many media, especially ceramics and printmaking. Drawing has been a key practice evidenced by her collection of sketchbooks over the past 50 years. Her current work is painting on paper, and she considers her paintings to be a synthetic narrative, a dialogue among shape, color and line.

Greenfield’s principal area of focus is larger scale sculptural work with a functional component. One series consists of classically shaped jars with metaphorical components such as Greco/Roman niches, and openings that reveal a smaller functional vessel within a larger, nonfunctional vessel form.

Greenfield chooses the wood-fired surface for his ceramics because of its complexity and variety, and the way it reflects the primal nature of the process. The works, fired for three to four days, are a receptacle for the wood ash that, carried by the flame, settles on the pieces, melts, and then becomes a natural glaze. The different sides of each piece reveal the path of the flame and ash during the firing’s transformative process.

Those attending the First Friday opening will hear live jazz keyboard by Mike Maurice. The show is free and open to the public. The exhibit and sale will continue at Frost Farm Gallery, at David W. Frost farm, 272 Pikes Hill, through Saturday, July 27. For more information, call 207-743-8041.

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