Higher Forms of Art @ UMA’s Danforth Gallery

Daria Murray, grade 12, Gardiner Area High School, Teacher, Ms. Meg Gipson

On view: March 5-30, 2018 | Reception: Sunday, March 25, 3-5pm 
On view at UMA’s Danforth Gallery, located at Jewett Hall, 46 University Drive in Augusta

​In celebration of youth art month the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) announces the 12th annual Higher Forms of Art exhibition of artwork by students from area high schools presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta for the 5th year in a row. Higher Forms of Art gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and offers students the experience of organizing and installing a major art exhibition. Higher Forms of Art is on view March 5-30, 2018 at the Danforth Gallery, located at Jewett Hall, 46 University Drive in Augusta. Danforth Gallery hours are Mon-Friday 9am-5pm. The public is invited to attend a reception for the artists and their art instructors on Sunday, March 25 from 3-5pm. 

Area Maine high schools participating in Higher Forms of Art this year are:

Cony High School, Augusta
Edward Little High School, Auburn
Gardiner Area High School, Gardiner
Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale
Kents Hill School, Kents Hill
Maranacook High School, Readfield
Richmond High School, Richmond
Snow Pond Arts Academy, Sidney
Wiscasset Middle High School, Wiscasset

KVAA’s annual Young at Art K-8 Exhibition, highlighting student artwork from area elementary schools will also be on view during March at the Harlow Gallery’s new location at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The KVAA is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community. They have owned and operated the Harlow Gallery in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. 

The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

The UMA Art Program is an interdisciplinary program focused on multiple areas of the visual arts, including traditional and new media. Courses include art history, ceramics, drawing, media arts, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.  Those studying at UMA will find ways to express ideas visually and learn to problem-solve, collaborate, and think critically.  These skills allow a UMA graduate of the Arts Program to be uniquely ready to respond to the needs of the future and, as an artist, contribute to new and evolving economic and social realities.

A Bachelor of Arts in Art opens the door for a variety of career opportunities including, professional practice and exhibiting; creative economy and entrepreneurship; design in publications, exhibitions, and advertising; media and digital content creation in entertainment or business; and cultural and community collaborations.

Higher Forms of Art is sponsored by Capitol Dental Care, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kennebec Savings Bank and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.


The Harlow Gallery is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of HallowellKennebec Savings BankThe Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard PressCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at LawScrummy Afters Candy ShoppeSlates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Art.

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