A Nation of Immigrants: Home Lost, Home Found

Helene Farrar, “Steady Ground:  What We Carry Series”

ON VIEW: NOVEMBER 2-24, 2018

The Harlow, in partnership with the Capital Area New Mainers Project (CANMP), presents “A Nation of Immigrants: Home Lost, Home Found” on view November 2-24, 2018 with an opening reception on Saturday, November 3, 5-7pm. This is a raw and fraught time in the world as we struggle to respond to the fact that 65 million people have been displaced from their homes. What is the experience of those newly arrived and those who may have come long ago? What is has been gained, what has been lost? What does it mean to be a “Nation of Immigrants”? 

In conjunction with the exhibition at the Harlow, Making Migration Visible is a state-wide initiative featuring events by dozens of partnering organizations offering parallel exhibitions, film screenings, performances, lectures, community dinners, poetry, and more. To download a printable version of the exhibition affiliated events calendar, click here.

Participating artists are listed alphabetically by town as follows:

Augusta: Fatimah Halwah, Mohammed Halwah, Jason Morgan, collaborative artwork by Cony High School Students.
Brooks: Lesia Sochor
Falmouth: Mirlea Saks
Farmingdale: Barbara Loken, Pasang Tsering
Garland: Jeanne Finley
Hallowell: Chris Cart, Ellen Freed
Hartland: Arend Thibodeau
Kents Hill: Taya Brown, Megan Czerwinski, Nevin Sabatini, Jerry Widodo, Siyin Yan, Xia Zuyao
Manchester: Helene Farrar
Portland: Rabee Kiwan
West Gardiner: Kay Morris


A Nation of Immigrants: Home Lost, Home Found is sponsored by Carol Gilbert-Tondreau & Ameriprise and Walt McKee.

The Harlow, located in downtown historic Hallowell is home to the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in central Maine since 1963.  

The Harlow is supported by 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 Law, Great Gatherings, Scrummy 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 Arts.