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Art at Home 2017: East Winthrop

Art at Home 2017: East Winthrop

Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Art at Home is a unique, self-guided house tour of local residences featuring personal collections, distinctive decor and more. The participating homes/venues, all in East Winthrop, were selected to showcase not only their art collections, but also their relationships with their art, and the way art and living space are integrated in their personal spaces.

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 25, 2017. 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

Artists responded to a call for art showing their original comics as well as artwork inspired by comics. POW! features the work of over 34 artists from across Maine and beyond, highlighting the different ways they incorporate comics into their art; from comic-inspired art to more traditional comic book art pages. 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.

Blank Canvas Open House

Blank Canvas Open House

We recently signed a lease for 100 Water Street in Hallowell, which is the large dark-red building at the intersection of Water, Winthrop and Front Streets. Please join us for a “Blank Canvas” open house on Friday, September 8 from 5-7pm. Come get an exclusive first look the new space, still blank and unfurnished, and fill it with camaraderie, celebration, and ideas for the future.

The Bookey Readings: Linda Aldrich & Kevin Casey

The Bookey Readings: Linda Aldrich & Kevin Casey

Poets Linda Aldrich and Kevin Casey will read a selection of their poetry at the Harlow Gallery on Friday, September 15, beginning at 7pm. This event is part of The Bookey Readings at the Harlow, a poetry series hosted by the Harlow. 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.

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.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Quilling

SECOND SUNDAYS: Quilling

On Sunday, October 8, from 2-4pm the Harlow Gallery hosts quilling, a SECOND SUNDAY event, lead by Louise Poirier Stickney. Join Louise in exploring the art of quilling, which consists of curling narrow strips of paper into circles. Form the circles into various shapes and use those shapes to create flowers, snowflakes, pictures, 3-D creations, and more This event is free and open to all ages and experience levels. No registration necessary.

The Bookey Readings: Honoring Russell Libby

The Bookey Readings: Honoring Russell Libby

On October 13th at 7pm, the Harlow Gallery’s Bookey Readings at the Harlow will host an evening of song and poetry celebrating the late Russell Libby. This is a public reading in which people are invited to either read a poem by Russell Libby, or read a poem that honors the rich culture of Maine’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farming community which he so loved and supported through this work and art. Refreshments are served. A $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit the Harlow Gallery.

Maine Craft Weekend

Maine Craft Weekend

Hallowell is a featured city for Maine Craft Weekend this year; stop in to see and partake in all of the MCW activities including a popup shop with ceramic artists Rebecca May Verrill and Dylan Gifford, a comic book-inspired art exhibit, and much more. Maine Craft Weekend is October 14 and 15, 10-4.

CSA II Party @ Vaughan Homestead

CSA II Party @ Vaughan Homestead

Saturday, October 14, beginning at 5pm at Vaughan Homestead. You are invited to join artists and farmers participating in Harlow Gallery’s CSA II: Community Supporting Arts project for an evening celebrating the project, which matched 13 artists with 13 CSA farms across Maine. Pack a picnic and your picnic blanket for an evening of music, film and art.  $10 at the door or $5 in advance.

SECOND SUNDAY: Colored Pencil

SECOND SUNDAY: Colored Pencil

On Sunday, November 15, from 2-4pm the Harlow Gallery hosts The Art of Colored Pencil, a SECOND SUNDAY event, lead by Janice Norton. This event teaches participants how to use colored pencils in different ways, to achieve new levels of depth and feeling. Discover how to layer colors, add different types of pencils and mediums to create texture, depth, and liveliness. Colored pencils are an exciting medium; using them takes time and patience, but the result is very rewarding. This event is free and open to all ages and experience levels. No registration necessary.

Call for Art: SQUARE

Call for Art: SQUARE

Harlow Gallery invites Maine’s fine artists and craftsmen to participate in “SQUARE”, a fundraiser exhibition of high quality, locally created fine art and craft, on view December 6-16, 2017. Non-member artists and artisans may each submit two works of art, while current members of the Harlow Gallery may submit three works of art. All sales will be split 50/50 with the Gallery; proceeds from this fundraiser will support programming at the gallery in 2018. You do not need to be a member to participate, and the show is not juried.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Ken Linaberry Memorial Beading

SECOND SUNDAYS: Ken Linaberry Memorial Beading

On Sunday, December 10, from 2-4pm the Harlow Gallery will honor the memory of the late Ken Linaberry with a memorial beading session, a SECOND SUNDAY event lead by Tonya Gorman. Participants will have the opportunity to use beads from his collection which were kindly donated to the Gallery. This Second Sunday session will feature a demo of simple beading tools, supplies and techniques. This beading session is also great chance to create handmade gifts in time for the holidays. This event is free and open to all ages and experience levels. No registration necessary.

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.