Artists Diane Green-Hebert and Victoria Pittman; and poet Carolyn Locke invite the public to an opening reception Friday, Sept. 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for their September Kramer Gallery exhibit and a multimedia show at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The three have collaborated for the past year; the slide show will begin at 6:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

Green-Hebert is a sculptor with masks as her primary focus; she works with both ceramic-based encaustic surface and kozo fiber. Victoria Pittman is a mixed media artist who lives in Maine and Arizona; she has taught and exhibited nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. Locke is a Waldo County poet who has published three books, most recently “The Place We Become,” from which the poems for the presentation were selected.

The seed for this project was planted soon after the three creative artists worked together on a five-minute multimedia presentation titled “Speaking the Mystery” for the 2014 Belfast Poetry Festival. Pittman’s photography and Green-Hebert’s masks faded in and out of each other in a slide presentation keyed to Locke’s poems, which were read live in front of the audience. Combining the art and poetry in this way gave the works new and surprising dimensions that were even more satisfying and exciting than the works in their original form.

The three women dreamed of a longer and more in-depth collaboration of the same type. When Locke’s new book came out in the spring of 2015, they made a commitment to realize that dream. After many months, their work has finally come to fruition in a show they hope will delight and perhaps even inspire their audience. Copies of Locke’s books will be available for purchase and signing. The exhibit will be on display throughout September.

For more information, contact the library at 338-3384, ext. 10.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.