“Eternal Whispers,” an exhibition of paintings by Petrea Noyes of Brooks and relief carvings by Lynne Joddrell Baggett of Steuben will be on view in April at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St.

The show will open with a 5 to 8 p.m. reception Friday, April 2, and run through the 24th. The public is invited to meet the artists on opening night; refreshments will be served.

The work in this exhibit capture both artists’ connections to their past, evoking memories that are communicated through photo-based artwork and letterforms.

Noyes’s paintings are mixed-media creations, from acrylic to encaustic, that explore concepts of family, memory and constructed narrative. The works in this series originally were inspired by photographs in a 100-year old family album inherited from her Norwegian grandmother.

Baggett’s cast gypsum and hand carved reliefs are inspired by early hand-carved letterforms found on gravestones in Maine coastal cemeteries and the British Isles.

Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery, owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.