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Exhibit of Kasey Carneal paintings opens March 1

“I Believe in Little Things,” an exhibition of works by Gloucester artist Kacey Sydnor Carneal, will open during First Friday from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at Arts on Main in Gloucester. It is free and open to the public.

Carneal works only in oil on wood or canvas, said a press release, and she is known for her distinctive use of the frame, incorporating it into her paintings as an extension of her canvas, either as an integral part of her imagery or as an accent to it.

The heart of Carneal’s work is in the spirit of the painter herself, said the release, in her vision of what touches her life and events that captivate her.

“It is my greatest hope that when you see my work, you will know who I am,” said Carneal in the release.

The artist paints fulltime, eight hours a day, seven days a week, while listening to the music of Tony Bennett, in her studio on the banks of a creek off the Mobjack Bay. Her favorite question came from a 7-year-old girl who...

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