NORWAY — Frost Farm Gallery will hold a First Friday reception, meet-and-greet the artist on from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 6. The show, titled “Finders, Keepers: Remembrances in Glass,” will feature unusual, and unexpected, stained glasswork by Rick Carney.

Artifact artist, treasure hunter, scuba diver; each of these describes just one facet of Carney.

“I’ve been under water almost as much as I’ve roamed around on land,” said Carney. “Most of the sites where I dive are underwater bottle dumps in the lakes, rivers and ocean harbors of New England. I dive year-round in Maine, and each year I recover thousands of items dating from the 1790s to the 1890s.

“A few years back, I had an epiphany underwater – instead of throwing the broken items over my shoulder, I should bring them home and make things out of them. I use the ‘booty’ – porcelain doll heads, clay pipes, glass shards and various antique treasures – in my one-of-a-kind stained glass artifact art and glassworks.”

Gallery owners Bruce and Adrienne Little said, “Rick’s work is like nothing we’ve seen before. This show is sure to have folks looking again and again. It’s marvelous artwork with a nautical history lesson all wrapped into one.”

Carney will be on hand at the opening to talk about his work.

Music for the opening reception will be provided by the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School String Quartet and the Note-A-Belles. The show is free and open to the public, and the exhibit and sale will continue at Frost Farm Gallery, located in the historic David W. Frost farm, 272 Pikes Hill, through Saturday, June 28. For more information, call 207-743-8041.


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