In November the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell presents Art of Duality: Hunger|Sated Two Sides of a Canvas, an artistic exploration of the issue of hunger in our communities. The exhibition will run from November 5-27, 2010 at the Harlow Gallery, at 160 Water Street in downtown Hallowell, Maine. Proceeds from art sold during Art of Duality will be split three ways, between the Hallowell Food Bank, the non-profit Harlow Gallery and the artist. Call 207-622-3813 for more information.
The public is invited to a potluck opening on Friday, November 5, 2010 from 5-8pm; this event is free and open to the public, just bring dish or beverage to share if you can.
Naomi Schalit will speak to the gathering at 6pm followed by a performance by reVerse.
Hallowell resident Naomi Schalit is a longtime reporter and editor covering Maine politics and public affairs, she was the author of the award-winning 2007 editorial series “For I Was Hungry” in the Kennebec Journal.
reVerse is a quartet of vocalists who sing, speak, and otherwise perform contemporary and older poems in a variety of experimental and playful ways; reVerse is Philip Carlsen, Ellen Bowman and Stanley and Elizabeth Keach.
Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the Harlow all through the month of November. Gallery visitors are invited to stack up their (preferably unbreakable) food donations on sculpture stands arranged throughout the exhibition space, and visitors may choose to take home food if their household is food insecure. At the end of the exhibit, remaining food items will be donated to the Hallowell Food Bank.
Art of Duality: Hunger|Sated at the Harlow has been made possible thanks to our generous sponsor, Joel D. Davis and Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. located on Chestnut Street in Augusta.
Art of Duality: Hunger|Sated will be one of three art exhibitions dealing with issues of hunger in our communities this Thanksgiving season. The Harlow Gallery is partnering with Circling the Square Fine Arts Press in Gardiner and the University of Maine at Augusta’s Charles Danforth Gallery in a collaborative response to the growing problem of hunger in Maine’s Kennebec Valley.
Each venue will house an “Art for Hunger” exhibition where artists are asked to consider hunger, its place in their community and in their lives. Work will be for sale at all venues with a significant portion of all sales going to hunger relief in the communities of Augusta, Gardiner and Hallowell. Each site will also host specific hunger related talks, workshops and activities. See individual host sites for more information.