Category Archives: Events

Harlow Handmade: Limited Edition Harlow Goods

Harlow Handmade: Limited Edition Harlow Goods

Harlow Handmade returns in time for the Summer Members’ Show & Sale, opening June 30. Harlow Handmade is mini exhibition of locally crafted Harlow Gallery/ KVAA merchandise, on display inside our gallery window space (while supplies last).

Fall 2017 SECOND SUNDAYS Schedule

Fall 2017 SECOND SUNDAYS Schedule

SECOND SUNDAYS, our series of free community art-related events, has events scheduled through the end of 2017 with plans to continue the series into 2018 as well. Mark your calendars and look forward to a variety of activities on the second Sunday of every month from 2-4PM at the Harlow Gallery. These events are FREE and open to the public. Some materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well.

The Bookey Readings: Anna Wrobel & Marita O’Neill

The Bookey Readings: Anna Wrobel & Marita O’Neill

The Bookey Readings at the Harlow continues their 2017 poetry reading lineup on Friday, May 5 beginning at 7pm. The event features two women well known to Maine poetry: Anna Wrobel and Marita O’Neill. Refreshments are served, and a $3 donation is appreciated at the door to support operating costs at the Gallery.

The Bookey Readings: Matt Hopkins, Mark Swiedom, Patrick Shepard

The Bookey Readings: Matt Hopkins, Mark Swiedom, Patrick Shepard

The Bookey Readings at the Harlow continues their 2017 poetry series on Friday, June 2 beginning at 7pm. The public is invited to attend the event which features poets Matt Hopkins and Mark Swiedom along with special guest musician Patrick Shepard. Refreshments are served, and a $3 donation is appreciated at the door to support operating costs at the Gallery.

58th Annual Meeting of the KVAA

58th Annual Meeting of the KVAA

SAVE THE DATE! The Kennebec Valley Art Association will hold its 58th annual meeting on Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:30-8pm at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street in Hallowell.

(Cancelled) Workshop: The Art of Harvest w/ Heather Rose

(Cancelled) Workshop: The Art of Harvest w/ Heather Rose

Harlow Gallery presents The Art of Harvest – It’s Botanical, Baby!, a workshop lead by Heather Rose on Sunday, May 28, from 2-4pm. Create a work of art that you eat! Discover how a handful of harvest is made of so much more than what meets the mouth. Tuition is $25 Members/$30 non-members plus a $10 materials fee. This workshop is open to anyone ages 10 and up, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

SECOND SUNDAY: Extraordinary Embroidery

SECOND SUNDAY: Extraordinary Embroidery

May’s Second Sunday event, Extraordinary Embroidery lead by Maggie Muth, is on Sunday, May 21st from 2-4pm (skipping Mother’s Day.) Maggie Muth is the founder and director of Stitch HIVE in Portland Maine, an itinerant open maker space. Join Maggie and play with needle and thread, using cloth and unconventional materials. Learn how to make embroidery in unexpected ways. No experience necessary. All welcome.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Intro to Watercolor

SECOND SUNDAYS: Intro to Watercolor

June’s Second Sunday is an introductory watercolor event lead by Kay Morris on Sunday, June 11 from 2-4pm. Through demonstrations and hands on experience, this event touches on basics for both drawing and watercolor. To become familiar with watercolor and how it reacts on paper, participants will focus on doing a simple still life. This event is free and open to all ages and experience levels; it is geared more toward beginners.

Professional Development: Writing Workshop w/ Matt Scease

Professional Development: Writing Workshop w/ Matt Scease

Join us on Sunday, June 11 from 5-7pm for a professional writing workshop with Matt Scease. Do you tear your hair out whenever you have to write something longer than an email? Feel like your artist’s statement or bio doesn’t quite capture it all? Participants will go through some guided writing exercises, review best practices for writing clearly and concisely, and focus on your particular questions and areas of concern. We’ll make sure to shape the session around the collective needs of the participants. Tuition: FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

SECOND SUNDAY: Paper Cut Painting

SECOND SUNDAY: Paper Cut Painting

July’s Second Sunday event is Paper Cut Painting, lead by Gayle Chung, on Sunday, July 9, 2-4pm. Create beautiful pieces of art with paper. Play with shapes, colors, and textures using cut paper to make art. Explore the versatility of paper and breaking the boundaries of the 2D surface. This event is free and open to all ages and experience levels. No registration necessary.

EXTENDED: SpinOff Studios Pop-up Shop

EXTENDED: SpinOff Studios Pop-up Shop

The Harlow Gallery is hosting a pop-up show and sale of art and craft by the artists of SpinOff Studios. The SpinOff pop-up shop has been extended to be open July 12-22. Gallery hours are Wed-Sat 12-6pm. Stop in and welcome them back to Hallowell.

The Bookey Readings:  Edward Rielly & James Breslin

The Bookey Readings: Edward Rielly & James Breslin

Edward Rielly and James Breslin join forces on Friday, July 14 beginning at 7pm to read their poetry at The Bookey Readings at the Harlow, a series hosted by the Harlow Gallery. Join us and experience an evening of spoken word in the setting of an art gallery. A $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit programming at the Harlow Gallery.

SECOND SUNDAY: Poetry

SECOND SUNDAY: Poetry

July’s Second Sunday event, poetry, lead by Claire Hersom, is on Sunday, August 13th, 2-4pm. What’s in a SECOND SUNDAY poetry event? Laughter, camaraderie, thought, beauty, creativity, discovery. Come join the fun with poet Claire Hersom and let your inner poet speak. This event is free and open to all ages and experience levels. No registration necessary.

Art Raffle: Win a Custom Painting by Chris Cart

Art Raffle: Win a Custom Painting by Chris Cart

Win a custom painting by Hallowell artist Chris Cart, your choice of a portrait of one or two people, or a painting of a home or business. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing will take place during Hallowell’s Woodstock Festival on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Sami Stevens Benefit Concert

Sami Stevens Benefit Concert

On Wednesday, August 16 from 6-8pm the Harlow Gallery presents benefit lakeside concert and silent art auction.  The event features vocalist Sami Stevens, a silent art auction, h’ors devours, and spectacular views of Lake Cobbosseecontee in East Winthrop.  Tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40. Only a limited quantity will be sold.

The Bookey Readings:  James Breslin, Jim Mello

The Bookey Readings: James Breslin, Jim Mello

The Harlow Gallery present James Breslin and Jim Mello who will read a selection of their poetry on Friday, August 18 beginning at 7pm. The event is part of The Bookey Readings at the Harlow, a series hosted by the Harlow Gallery. The public is invited to attend and experience an evening of spoken word in the setting of an art gallery. A $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit programming at the Harlow Gallery.

The Bookey Readings: Open Mic Night

The Bookey Readings: Open Mic Night

The Bookey Readings At The Harlow invites area poets to come and read their work during an open mic night at the Harlow Gallery on Friday, August 12, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm for poets to ‘sign in’ to read, with sign up ending promptly at 7pm.

POW! Comic Book Inspired Art Show

POW! Comic Book Inspired Art Show

Harlow Gallery presents POW!, a comic book themed art exhibition. Artists responded to a call for art showing their original comics as well as artwork inspired by comics. The public is invited to attend the opening reception and meet the artists on Friday, September 8 from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view September 8 – October 21, 2017. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

SECOND SUNDAY: Creative Writing

SECOND SUNDAY: Creative Writing

Join Mathew Scease at the Harlow on Sunday, September 10, from 2-4pm for a creative writing SECOND SUNDAY event. Mathew will start off with some very short, structured writing exercises, then provide prompts and ideas so that you can spend the bulk of the time writing on your own. This event is free and open to all ages and experience levels. No registration necessary.