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Intro to Drawing Workshop (Postponed)

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 10AM-1PM

Postponed. Date TBA

Join artist and educator Rachael Wilson to learn the basics of drawing, a dynamic and fundamental art medium for any creative individual. In this introductory drawing workshop, students can learn contour drawing through understanding how to observe subjects closely. Rachael will guide the class through a variety of drawing exercises and help students switch their perspective from analytical left brain to creative right brain thinking. This will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. 
During the workshop students can gain inspiration from our exhibit Maine Flora: Three Views, a three person show featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. (More info: harlowgallery.org/flora)

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 25.

REGISTER HERE

Ages 15 and up.
All materials included.
Tuition: Members $35 / Non members $50
(Join here to become a member + save on tuition)
No prior experience necessary. Beginners welcome.
Maximum students: 10

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Drawing Workshops for the True Beginner

A series of 5 beginner drawing classes with Helene Farrar. Sign up for one or some of the classes. See below for details.

Thursday, February 6, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, February 13, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, February 20, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, February 27, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, March 5, 7-8:30pm

Join local artist and art educator Helene Farrar for a positive and engaging 5 week course in exploring the basics of drawing. These are beginner friendly classes, open to all levels, taught in a relaxed environment with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. Students will be introduced to a variety of technical and conceptual approaches to develop and strengthen skills. Helene will guide students through translating a 3-dimensional form into 2-dimensional image. Students should bring a 6×8 (or bigger) plain paper sketchbook and drawing pencils varying from #2 to #5. All other materials are provided. In these classes, students will see how the act of drawing is a form of meditation and an opportunity to communicate.

  • Tuition:
    Individual class: Members $25 / Non members $30
    All 5 classes: Members $100 / Non members $120
  • No prior experience necessary, beginner’s welcome.
  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Maximum students per class: 15.

 

Each class in the series requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Click the links below to sign up.

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Maine Bicentennial: Call for Proposals – State Seal Modern Interpretation

In celebration of the Maine state bicentennial The Harlow, in partnership with the Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead, seeks a modern interpretation of the original Maine state seal to be hung over the mantel in the Vaughan Homestead dining room.

One artist will be selected and awarded a $1,500 prize. The Vaughan Homestead will work collaboratively with the artist to create a final custom artwork which both modernizes and honors the original state seal. Once an artist is selected, Vaughan Homestead staff will follow up with pertinent details, dates, deadlines, etc. Proposals will be reviewed by staff members of The Harlow and Vaughan Homestead.

The deadline for entries has been extended to March 7, 2020 by 11:59pm.

ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA:
Artists may submit one piece only, in any two dimensional media including but not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, encaustic, illustration, mixed media, photography, and more. The submitted piece must be an original work by the submitting artist. Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year. Keep in mind that the final artwork should be no larger than 25×34.”

HISTORY OF THE MAINE STATE SEAL: When Maine separated from Massachusetts one of the first actions of the newly established Legislature was to decide upon the Great Seal of Maine. Benjamin Vaughan, although not a legislative committee member, proposed the emblems, still in use today, which were first crudely drawn by one of his daughters, reportedly at the dining room table that sits in Vaughan Homestead to this day. In his proposal for the seal, Vaughan argues that residents of Maine should take pride in their “northern situation.” He wrote “we are the most northern state in the Union . . . yet what is an ordinary star for all other states becomes the north star for us.” He continues “Then grow great not by the power of the sun, but by [our] habits.” This northern identity is still alive and well in Maine! The primary elements of the seal are the northern star, the farmer, the mariner, the moose and the white pine.

ABOUT THE VAUGHAN HOMESTEAD:
Settled in 1794, Vaughan Homestead was the residence of Benjamin and Sarah Vaughan and six generations of their descendants. With its sweeping view of the Kennebec River, rolling fields, lush gardens and towering forest, it remains much the same today as when it was built. Vaughan, a physician and British Parliamentarian, advised the Founding Fathers, supported the development of Maine and the City of Hallowell and encouraged new methods of agriculture throughout the region. For the next 200 years, his descendants lived in the house on the hill, grew their food, made repairs, built trails in the woods, weathered the bad times and celebrated the good. In 2002, the non-profit Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead was established, and a new era of Homestead history began. Today, VWHH seeks to deepen people’s sense of place by providing access to the local natural landscape and programs that both promote an understanding of the past and build a connection to the community of today. vaughanhomestead.org.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
1. Email your image to harlowartsubmission@gmail.com.
2. Attach your jpg image to the email. (You may submit more than one image for each work if you feel it will help to better understand the work.)
3. Include the following information in the body of your email:
Artist name:
Mailing address:
Phone number:
Email address:
Current member (yes/no):
Short description including media and any other information you wish to use to describe your work:
4. Pay the non-refundable entry fee of $30 for non-members and $15 for current members.
Pay online here
or send a check payable to Harlow Gallery to:

The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

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Harlow Craft Shop 2nd Birthday Party (Postponed)

SAVE THE DATE | FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 5-7PM

HANDMADE CRAFT | FRIENDS | MUSIC | FOOD+DRINK | RAFFLE

You’re invited! Please join us in celebrating the Harlow Craft Shop’s 2nd birthday party and all of the talented local artisans we work with. We want to say thank you for helping us reach this milestone – so we’re offering 10% off any purchases made while attending the party.* The Craft Shop recently expended into our downstairs space and we’ve added several new artists to the mix too. Come out for a Spring evening of celebrating local handmade craft with friends, music, food+drink, and a raffle. 

The Harlow Craft Shop offers a curated selection of locally handcrafted items by over 30 local artists – including pottery, woodworking, fiber and texiles, personal care, jewelry, prints, and more. All artists featured in the shop are primarily from the greater Kennebec Valley area and are members of the Harlow/Kennebec Valley Art Association. 

Follow the Harlow Craft Shop on instagram: @harlow.craft.shop

10% off discount only applicable to craft shop sales, not art sales from Harlow exhibitions. Cannot be combined with other deals or discounts.

 

 

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Intro to Oil Painting Workshop | Botanical Still Lifes

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 10AM-1PM

Join local artist and art educator Jae-Eun Pilsbury for an introductory workshop exploring the basics of oil painting through botanical still lifes. The class will cover all the basics of oil painting including preparation of materials, basic use of tools, and methods of mixing and applying oil paint to a canvas. This workshop will be hands on and students will be able to create and take home their own original oil painting. It will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. During the workshop students will be working from life as well as gaining inspiration from our exhibit Maine Flora: Three Views, a three person show featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. (More info: harlowgallery.org/flora)

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 4.

REGISTER HERE

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • All materials included.
  • Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
  • No prior experience necessary. Beginners welcome.
  • Maximum students: 10

 

About the instructor: My name is Jae-Eun Pilsbury and I have been an oil painter for over 20 years and also teach elementary art. My artwork tells a story and expresses a feeling whether it’s confusion, anger or elation. I want to create an emotional impact through the use of movement, figures, and especially colors. My work is surreal, abstract and expressive. And represents a huge part of my Korean heritage. www.jaeeunpilsbury.com

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists, and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2020 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

 
 

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Workshop: Behind the Scenes with Maine Flora | Three Views

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 10AM-1PM

Seeking inspiration? Just need to get out of the house? Join us for an immersive, inspirational, and educational session with Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein, the artists behind Maine Flora: Three Views. During the workshop the artists will share inspiration with the group, giving demonstrations and delving into the creative process behind the body of work on display. 

This Springtime workshop coincides with the season of growth, both in the physical and inner worlds; it serves as an opportunity to connect and engage on a more in-depth level art and the process behind it. The group will go behind-the-scenes of the artists’ creative process and come away with fresh perspectives and inspiration for future projects. It will be a small group, limited to 12 participants with lots of opportunity for creative conversation and questions. Participants are encouraged to bring a sketchbook or notebook and to take photos.

The Harlow will also be hosting a botanical-themed introductory watercolor workshop on Saturday, March 21st from 10am-1pm with Kay Morris. (learn more here.) Get inspired with the artists behind Maine Flora: Three Views then come back to put your new ideas into action in Kay’s watercolor class! 

Our goal is to invite viewers into an artful investigation into the flora of Maine. We will share how we documented our explorations, inspirations, process, and surprises as this will be a critical part of exhibition experience.” Each artist works in three different media, painting, printmaking and photography, and has created a body of work inspired by the flora of Maine. This subject will be handled differently: from a Zen practice, a study in exploration, to “flower portraits.” The exhibition is the result of a collaboration in studio practices. For more information about the exhibition Maine Flora: Three Views please visit: harlowgallery.org/flora.

This workshop is limited to 12 spaces and requires at least 5 registrations in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Space is limited. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 11.

REGISTER HERE

Members $20 / Non members $25
(Join here to become a member + save on tuition)

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Intro to Watercolor Painting Workshop (Postponed)

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 10AM-1PM

Postponed. Date TBA.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Join local artist Kay Morris to learn the basics of watercolor painting. Over the course of this introductory class students will learn the basics of watercolor painting through demonstrations and hands on experience. Students will become familiar with watercolor and how it reacts on paper. This will be a small class, limited to 6 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. No prior experience needed. During the workshop students can gain inspiration from our exhibit Maine Flora: Three Views, a three person show featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. (More info: harlowgallery.org/flora) All materials are provided but students are also welcome to bring any of their own materials if preferred. 

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 18.

Ages 15 and up.
All materials included.
Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
(Join here to become a member + save on tuition)
No prior experience necessary. Beginners welcome.
Maximum students: 6

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Annual Silent Art Auction 2020

The Harlow’s annual Silent Art Auction returns February 12-22, 2020 with proceeds directly supporting 2020 programming at the Gallery.  Come bid on an exciting variety of fine art and craft that have been generously donated by local collectors, artists, and fine craftsmen. 

Interested in donating? Donations from artists, collectors, and fine craftsmen are welcome including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, encaustic, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, and more.  

Thank you for your support!

IMPORTANT DATES: 
Deliver donations: Anytime during open hours (Wed-Sat 12-6pm) through February 8th.
Silent Auction open for bids: 
February 12-22, 2020. Wed-Sat 12-6pm. Bidding closes Saturday, February 22 at 4pm sharp.

Here’s a peek at some of the items that are up for bids!

Ceramic rabbit serving bowl by Maple Lane Pottery
“Gloucester Harbor”, oil painting by Judith Schuppien
Untitled watercolor painting by Kay Morris
Enamel earrings by Erin Seegers Jewelry
Knit hat by Brookes Smith Knitting
Woodcut block print by Barb Loken
 

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

 

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Keri Kimura Solo Show: Potluck of Both Worlds

“Main Break” (detail), acrylic on board, 20×20

ON VIEW: JANUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 8, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 5-7PM

The Harlow is excited to kick off 2020 with “Potluck of Both Worlds”, a solo exhibition of paintings by Keri Kimura. Her abstract paintings, highlighting a dynamic range rich textures and vibrant colors, is on view January 10 – February 8, 2020 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Join us and meet the artist at an opening reception on Friday, January 10, 5-7pm. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm.

Keri Kimura is a visual artist living in Southwest Harbor. She studied painting at Smith College, the Glasgow School of Art, and the New York Studio School. She moved to Maine in 2015 and set up a studio in her home where she paints full-time during the winter months. This spring she spent a month as a resident at The Golden Foundation for the Arts in upstate New York. This year Kimura’s work will also be shown at The Painting Center in New York City, Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH, and Swallowfield in Southwest Harbor Maine. www.kerikimura.com.

“When I moved to Maine, I became interested in the way nature has a kind of handwriting that combines pattern and chaos. The way the veins of leaves are mirrors of one another and the anarchy with which they are carried and laid down in a breeze. The way it is obvious when this handwriting has been disturbed, when humans have changed the balance. Around the same time I also began learning to sew. I have memories of my mother and grandmother making quilts when I was a small and I wanted to tap into that history of hand work. Painting for me has always been as much about process as anything else. These paintings came out of both these worlds. The landscape here, the serenity and strangeness and patterns and magic of the natural world. And also playing with textiles and layering color and weavings and the way things are intertwined. These are paintings about connectedness and exploration and mysteries and trees.”

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

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Intro to Abstract Art Workshop 2/15/20

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 10AM-1PM, 2020
Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, February 12.

Curious about learning how to make abstract art? Join us local artist and educator Rachael Wilson for an introductory class to get started. The workshop will cover topics such as: abstract art vs. non-objective art, the elements of art, principals of design, effects of color, types of composition, and examples such as Kindinsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Alexander Calder, Picasso, and others. This workshop will be hands on and students will be able to create and take home their own piece of original abstract art. It will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions.

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space.
Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, February 12.

REGISTER HERE

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • All materials included.
  • Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
  • No prior experience necessary.  Beginners welcome.
  • Maximum students: 10.
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Higher Forms of Art 2020

ON VIEW | FEBRUARY 2-23, 2020
at UMA’s  Danforth Gallery, Jewett Hall, 46 University Drive in Augusta
CLOSING RECEPTION + ART PICKUP | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 3-5PM

The Harlow announces the 14th 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 7th 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 February 2-23, 2020 at the Danforth Gallery, located at Jewett Hall, 46 University Drive in Augusta. Danforth Gallery hours are Mon-Thur 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4pm. The public is invited to attend a reception for the artists and their art instructors on Sunday, February 23 from 3-5pm (Snow date Monday, Feb. 24 from 4-6pm.)

Area Maine high schools participating in Higher Forms of Art:
Cony High School, Augusta
Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale
Gardiner Area High School, Gardiner
Kents Hill School, Kents Hill
Maine Arts Academy, Sidney
Maranacook Community High School, Readfield
Richmond High School, Richmond

The Harlow is home of the KVAA, 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.

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2020 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

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Holiday Members Show + Sale

Scott King, Paula Anastasio, Pam Hetherly

ON VIEW: DECEMBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 4, 2020
OPENING: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 5-7PM

The Harlow’s annual Holiday Members Show & Sale celebrates the diverse artwork styles of Harlow artist members and is a tradition dating back to the founding of the Gallery in 1963. Join us and meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, December 6 from 5-7pm.

During this exhibit work by Maine artists representing a wide range of media can be purchased off the wall and taken home the same day. Visit The Harlow and support local artists by choosing unique and original gifts this holiday season. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

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Show of Hands

Watercolor and embroidery by Evan Leah Quinn

ON VIEW: DECEMBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 4, 2020
OPENING: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019, 5-7PM

The Harlow presents Show of Hands, a group exhibition of fine art + craft on view December 6, 2019 – January 4, 2020 at 100 Water street in Hallowell. Join us and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, December 6 from 5-7pm. 

Show of Hands features one of a kind pieces from 9 local artists working in a range of media including painting, ceramics, encaustic, textiles, jewelry, and more.

During this show pieces can be purchased and taken home the same day. Visit The Harlow and support local artists by choosing unique and original gifts this holiday season. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.

Participating artists include: Helene Farrar, Dave Higgins, Sarah Lucas, Sue Macy, Kathryn McCoig, Valerie Porter, Evan Leah Quinn, Michael Stevenson, Anne Stuer, and Christine Sullivan.

Show of Hands is on view in the downstairs gallery in tandem with the Annual Holiday Members Show + Sale – which is on display in the upstairs gallery December 6, 2019 – January 14, 2020. 

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public

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Andre Benoit Solo Show

ON VIEW: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 30, 2019
OPENING: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 5-7PM

The Harlow presents a solo exhibition of mixed media artworks by Andre Benoit of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. His solo show of multidimensional works is on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist at an opening reception on Friday, October 25, 5-7pm.

Andre talks about his work, inspiration, and process: “My intent as an abstract assemblist sculptor is to represent the human form and iconic motifs with repurposed wooden remnants. The origin of the components of my constructs is from a myriad of sources and environments, where the workmanship of hand or machine and exposure to the out of doors or ocean has created contours and patina respectively that catch the eye and entertain and maintain the interest of the viewer, as often do the stories of acquisition of requisite wooden materials. Since the expansion of representation from plein air oil painting over 35 years to wooden assemblage sculpture, what now captures my attention and involvement in creativeness, is not a fore, mid or background but rather a single piece of wood.

This nidus has generally sat in a repository in my house, studio or dooryard and after being subliminally assessed, rather then studied, after passing it from at least 2 directions, the gained perspectives establishes its keystone purpose. This may become apparent after days to years. Other pieces required to formulate an image seem to fall into place intuitively more rapidly. Remembering where these enabling pieces all lie in my regrettably expansive indoor and out of doors staging areas, challenges memory and consumes time.

My use of pigment is sparing in degree to prevent its domination of the overall impression and not to obscure the beauty of the surface of the wood. I embrace  the concept of Wabi Sabi with the intentional use of asymmetry and what a somewhat unfinished appearance to capture the spontaneity and enhance the overall impression of my work.

An art minor at the University of New Hampshire, class of 74, and an understudy of John Laurent and Hatch, my growth as a plein air painter over a 35 year career in medicine was through sustained involvement with experimentation with approach, materials and the study of other artists work, notably Tom Thomson, James Fitzgerald, Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent and Mardsen Hartley.

I am very familiar with the work of Louise Nevelson and Bernard Langlais but feel there has been a departure from their respective approaches to assemblage with my current concentration in this form of sculpture and ongoing evolution in manner of representation.”

Read more at andrebenoit-art.com

Andre Benoit’s Solo Show is on view in the downstairs gallery in tandem with Art and The Land,  a juried group show celebrating the Kennebec Land Trusts 30th Anniversary on view in the upstairs gallery. Both shows are on view October 25-November 30, 2019.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm.

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The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

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Art and the Land

Dave Higgins

ON VIEW: OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 30
OPENING: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 5-7PM

The Harlow, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT), presents “Art and the Land” – a juried group show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the KLT. Art and the Land is on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, October 25, from 5-7pm. 

Art and the Land culminated from an open call for artworks responding to properties owned by the KLT and features 40 artworks from 25 local artists representing a dynamic range of styles and media. 

The KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT 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. To learn more about the KLT and for a full listing of their properties please visit www.tklt.org.

A list of participating artists by town is as follows:

Augusta: Paula Anastasio, Robin Miller, Wendy Pelletier, Cassie Sano
Biddeford: Rebecca Cote
Bowdoinham: Jane Page-Conway
Brooklin: Alison Dibble
Center Lovell: Jeanne Ouellette
Farmingdale: Allen Cairns, Donna Lausier
Gardiner: Mackenzie Childers
Hermon: Diane Woodworth
Mt Vernon: Bia Winter
Newcastle: Dave Higgins
Pittston: Judith Schuppien
Plattsburgh, NY: William Crosby
Santa Fe, NM: Suzanne Kelly
Sidney: Phil Downes, Anita Morrissey
Topsham: Lonie Ellis
Wayne: Jane Davis
West Gardiner: Kay Morris
Winthrop: Nancy Lund, Penny Markley, Gail Rowe

Art and the Land is on view in the upstairs gallery in tandem with a solo show of multi-dimensional works by Andre Benoit – on display in the downstairs gallery October 25-November 30, 2019.

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

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Intro to Abstract Art Workshop 1/25/20

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 10AM-1PM, 2020
Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, January 22.

Curious about learning how to make abstract art? Join us for an introductory class with local artist and educator Rachael Wilson and get inspired by our exhibition which features abstract paintings by Keri Kumura. The workshop will cover topics such as: abstract art vs. non-objective art, the elements of art, principals of design, effects of color, types of composition, and examples such as Kindinsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Alexander Calder, Picasso, and others. This workshop will be hands on and students will be able to create and take home their own piece of original abstract art. It will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions.

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space.
Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, January 22.

*THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. WAITLIST ONLY.*
Please email harlowgallery@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • All materials included.
  • Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
  • No prior experience necessary.  Beginners welcome.
  • Maximum students: 10.
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Call for Art: Holiday Members’ Show & Sale

ON VIEW: DECEMBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 14, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 5-7PM

Current members of the Harlow/Kennebec Valley Art Association (Click here to join.)

Harlow artist members are invited to submit one piece of art for the Annual Holiday Members’ Art Show and Sale which will be on view December 6, 2019 – January 14, 2020 at 100 Water Street. Patrons can buy work off the wall and take it home the same day. If your work is sold we’ll call you and you can bring in new work to replace the one that sold. All media welcome including but not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, encaustic, fiber, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, and other mixed media. One work of art per member.

SIZE LIMIT
2 dimensional, wall hung work should not exceed 18″x 24″ including the frame. 3 dimensional should not exceed 15x15x15″ and should be able to fit on a standard pedestal. Furniture or oversized work will not be accepted.

ENTRY FORM
To save time, please follow the link below to fill out the entry form online before you deliver your artwork to the gallery. We will also have copies available at drop off. CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM.

During members’ shows, current members may submit up to 2 pieces of unframed, original 2 dimensional work (no reproductions including giclee prints). Work should be shrink wrapped or bagged, and no larger than 18×24. Pieces should be labeled on the back with the following information: artist’s name, title, media and price (remember to factor in the Harlow Gallery 35% members’ commission). 

IMPORTANT DATES:
Friday, November 29 or Saturday, November 30, 12-6pm: Deliver artwork to The Harlow at 100 Water Street, Hallowell
Friday, December 6, 5-7pm: Opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share), in tandem with opening reception for Show of Hands.
December 6, 2019 – January 14, 2020: Exhibition on view

IMAGES OF YOUR WORK NEEDED:
Are you a current artist member planning to participate? We need images of your work to promote the show. Please email a high quality image of your work to Allison McKeen at amckeen.harlow@gmail.com (Please include name, title, and media.) Images due November 30 for consideration for the exhibition postcard.

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 HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

 

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Professional Development Series for Artists with Helene Farrar

SUNDAYS MORNINGS, 10AM-12PM
SEPTEMBER 29, OCTOBER 27, NOVEMBER 24, DECEMBER 29
Option to sign up for one class at a time at $40 per class for members or $50 per class for non members.

About the workshop:
Ready for the next level and willing to do the work? Need someone to look at your art and give you the feedback you need to grow and stretch?

This Fall, join artist and educator Helene Farrar as your mentor and facilitator for a 4-part professional development workshop series. Sessions will be held Sunday, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 29 from 10am-1pm.

The group will explore a range of topics including: developing an art practice, technique and content, resume and artist statement development, marketing, and more. Each morning session will be thematic with some preliminary homework each session followed by homework for the following class. This workshop is specifically designed for artists who are working to develop a professional art practice. Ideally, students will have already created at least a small series of completed works within the same medium and of the same content. This class will offer lots of opportunity for questions, conversation, and one-on-one interaction. 

About the instructor:
Hélène Farrar has taught and worked in the visual arts for over twenty years while actively exhibiting in commercial, nonprofit and university galleries in New England, New York City, Pennsylvania, Italy, and England. Farrar has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. Hélène currently owns and operates her own private art school in Maine out of her “Farmhouse” studio, where she holds varied workshops and classes. Her paintings have most recently been accepted into curated exhibits at the Cape Cod Community College, Fuller Craft Museum, the Saco Museum, the University of New England Art Gallery, and Twiggs Gallery in New Hampshire. Farrar is represented by Archipelago Fine Arts in Rockland, Betts Gallery of Belfast, Cynthia Winings Gallery of Blue Hill, and the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner. Her work as an educator has brought her across the state of Maine including the Haystack Mountain School or Crafts, and she will be teaching at the 2019 International Encaustics Conference. Learn more and view her work at www.helenefarrar.com.

Workshop details:
All materials included
Limited to 12 students
Ages 18+

Option to sign up for one class at a time at $40 per class for members or $50 per class for non members.

REGISTER TODAY: Pay online here

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Roaring 20’s Party + Fundraiser

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5-7:30PM

You’re invited! GET TICKETS HERE

Join us as for a Roaring 20’s Party + Fundraiser on Friday, November from 5-7:30pm at The Viles House, 71 Stone Street in Augusta.

  • Enjoy hors d’oeuvres + beverages
  • Live music by The Jazz Element
  • Live + silent auction
  • Good company
  • Costume contest (1920’s themed outfits encouraged)
  • Afterparty at Cushnoc Brewing Co. in Augusta.
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Intro to Needle Felting Workshop

SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 23 & 30, 10AM-1PM
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, November 20.

About the Workshop:
In this two part workshop, lead by Lauretta Rose Dietrich, students will learn the basics of needle felting – a great medium to explore on cold Maine days. This will be a hands on workshop and students will be able to create and take home their own piece of original needle felted art. Students will learn the needle felting process by creating a loon ornament which will then be used to complete a small wall hanging. The class will cover the history of needle felting, safety procedures, tools and techniques, as well as different types of wool. It will be a small class, limited to 5 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. 

Workshop details:
Maximum students: 5

Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult
$70 members / $85 non members (only $35/$42.50 per class)
+ $22 materials fee which will be paid directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, November 20.
No prior experience needed.
All materials are included.

REGISTER HERE