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Bob Keyes: Community Rallies for Art

October 21, 2012 in the Maine Sunday Telegram

Community rallies for art

“When a Hallowell gallery sounded the call for artists for its Community Supporting Arts (and agriculture) show, it turned into a veritable bucket brigade.”


“HALLOWELL – The folks who run the Harlow Gallery like to think big.¬†They do their share of small exhibitions that go up and come down, with little fanfare. But now and again, they do something way beyond expectation.

That’s the case with the gallery’s latest project, “CSA: Community Supporting Arts.”

During this year’s growing season, the gallery paired 14 artists with 13 Maine farms that practice Community Supported Agriculture. The artists visited the farms regularly, often getting elbow-deep dirty and helping with chores.

Based on those experiences, the artists produced a huge body of work, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and videos. Some of that work is on view this month at the downtown Hallowell gallery.” …

Click here to read the full article online at the Portland Press Herald


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