An Evening of Classical Music, Art, and Conversation at the Harlow Gallery

We have a big evening planned for Saturday, March 20, 2010!!  The Harlow Gallery is hosting an evening of Music and Art:

 

 

first, join us from

5:00 to 6:30 pmfor a “Meet & greet” with artist and curator Cheryl Harper, juror for “A Matter of Conscience”

followed by

6:30 to 8:30 pm –chamber music by Con Brio, an Augusta Symphony Orchestra ensemble

KVAA members, central Maine artists and the public in general are invited to a “meet and greet” for artist and curator Cheryl Harper of Philadelphia, PA.  This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

Harper will be in town after jurying A Matter of Conscience, an exhibition of sculptural work by high school aged artists which opens on Friday, March 19.  The young artists were challenged to create art on the subject of social commentary. A Matter of Conscience will be on view at the Harlow Gallery from March 19-28, 2010, and was made possible by a generous grant from the Evergreen Foundation.

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Following the Meet & Greet, and starting at 6:30pm, the Kennebec Valley Art Association in partnership with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra proudly presents an evening of chamber music by the Con Brio ensemble, an Augusta Symphony Orchestra group.  Baroque and classical will be the musical bill of fare.  A $5 donation is requested, to benefit the Harlow Gallery and the ASO, both nonprofit organizations supporting the arts in central Maine.  Refreshments from Slates Restaurant will be provided.  Come and view the latest exhibition of local art and luxuriate in some gorgeous music.

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More on Cheryl Harper:

Cheryl Harper of Philadelphia, PA, trained as both an Art Historian-Curator as well as a Printmaker-Painter, and misses one when doing the other. In the last few years she found a balance that enables her to follow both paths. Her work continues to be informed by her curiosity about other artists as well as the world around her. One body of work might be inspired by illuminated manuscripts, yet another by prehistoric symbols, or current events.

Regarding Harper’s current political body of work, she states, “As in many preceding cultures to our own, the public demands its leaders be icons, stepping into necessary roles acceptable to the masses. My inspiration comes from combining the reputations of these personages with art historical references that seem obvious to me. I document my observations of popular media, and draw from my experiences as a voter with occasional spurts of political activism.” Visit Cheryl Harper’s website for more information: http://cherylharper.com/