Pictured: “Sunlight in the Woods by Cheryl Cayer (Parker Pond Headlands)
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT), the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell presents an art exhibition from October 11 – November 1, 2014, featuring artwork by 37 artists depicting or inspired by the many properties owned by the KLT that are open to the public.
A public reception at the Harlow Gallery on Sunday, October 12 from 5-8pm will coincide with the opening of a related benefit exhibition supporting the KLT’s pending acquisition of Howard Hill across the street at Slates Restaurant. The receptions are both free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Welcome comments from Deb Fahy, Executive Director of the Harlow Gallery and Brian Kent, KLT President are scheduled for 6:30pm at the Harlow Gallery.
The work to be included in exhibition was submitted in response to an open call for artists. Out of 92 submissions, 53 works of art were selected to be included in the exhibition. The selection committee included Jym St Pierre and Brenda Lake from the Kennebec Land Trust, and Deb Fahy, Allison McKeen and Elena Kirillova from the Harlow Gallery. Artists whose work will be on view at the Harlow Gallery (by town) include:
Augusta: Robin Miller
Belfast: Julie Cyr
Biddeford: Roland Salazar Rose
Brunswick: Monika Kirtland
Farmingdale: Johanna Moore
Gardiner: Aleana Chaplin, James Magure, Tanya Russell, Kay Morris (West Gardiner) and from SpinOff Studios: Kimberly Christensen, Sheri Davis, Lauren St. Pierre and Micah Webbert
Hallowell: Nancy Bixler and Nancy McGinnis
Kents Hill: Babs Wheelden
Litchfield: William Ash
Livermore Falls: Cindy Langewisch
New Sharon: Angie Blevins
Oakland: Glenn LeBlanc
Pittston: Judith Schuppien
Portland: Sarah Cecil
Readfield: Marc Loiselle and Jean Scudder
Rome: Pierre Lavalle
Sidney: Phil Downes
Solon: Ramona du Houx
Tenants Harbor: Hannah Nelsbach
Waterville: Cheryl Cayer
Wayne: Jane Davis
Winslow: Kenneth Piccini
Winthrop: Richard William Blanchard, Mark W. Christopher, Penny Markley and Kerry Wilkins-Deming (East Winthrop)
and Suzanne Kelly from Santa Fe, New Mexico
Proceeds from art sales during the exhibition will benefit the Kennebec Land Trust and community arts programming at the Harlow Gallery. This project in partnership with the KLT has been made possible by a generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation, by support from Dirigo Capital Advisors LLC, Augusta Fuel Company and Lake and Denison, LLP Attorneys, and by our Season Sponsors: The Bank of Maine, Capitol Dental Care, Dead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell, Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers.
About the Kennebec Land Trust
Established in 1988, KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. The Trust protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming.
KLT has partnered with landowners in 21 communities to protect more than 4,800 acres on 60 properties through land donations, fee purchases, and conservation easements. Volunteers have constructed 37 miles of trails on KLT land and developed informative brochures and maps of KLT properties that encourage visitors to learn about and enjoy Kennebec County’s natural landscape. Most properties are open to the public for walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, enjoying nature, and creating art!
ABOUT THE HARLOW GALLERY
The Harlow Gallery is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in downtown historic Hallowell in 1963. Our mission is to connect and celebrate art, artists and community.