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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.

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).

SpinOff Studios Pop-up Shop

SpinOff Studios Pop-up Shop

The Harlow Gallery is hosting a special pop-up show and sale of art and crafts by the artists of SpinOff Studio from July 12-15. SpinOff Studios, a “spinoff” of Spindleworks of Brunswick, started out in Hallowell in 2012 before relocating to Gardiner. Both organizations are nonprofit art centers for adults with disabilities. Stop in and welcome them back to Hallowell.

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.

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.

Workshop: Unorthodox Block Printing Primer w/ Scott Minzy

Workshop: Unorthodox Block Printing Primer w/ Scott Minzy

Harlow Gallery presents a two part workshop “Fast, Cheap and Easy: an Unorthodox Block Printing Primer”, lead by Scott Minzy. Learn the technique behind creating bold and striking prints in a class suitable for all levels of experience. The printmaking workshop is 7-9pm on Tuesdays and is split into two 4-week sessions. Tuition per session is $50 for members / $60 for non-members plus a $25 supplies fee.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Wire Sculpture

SECOND SUNDAYS: Wire Sculpture

Join Don and Eileen Kerr for a Second Sunday wire sculpture workshop on Sunday, February 12 from 2-4pm using simple tools and wire for ages 10 and up. At the completion of the session each participant may bring home a wire figure – which they will have made, and could be mounted on a base. All experience levels welcome.

Chipotle Fundraiser

Chipotle Fundraiser

Come in to the Augusta Chipotle on Thursday, February 16th between 12:00pm and 7:30pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Harlow Gallery.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Drawing with Torn-Paper Shapes

SECOND SUNDAYS: Drawing with Torn-Paper Shapes

March’s Second Sunday collage workshop, “Drawing with Torn-Paper Shapes”, is lead by Robin Brooks on Sunday, March 12 from 2-4pm. Celebrate spring; come create and experiment with paper collage. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration necessary. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Spring 2017 Schedule of SECOND SUNDAY Workshops

Spring 2017 Schedule of SECOND SUNDAY Workshops

After another successful and inspiring year of SECOND SUNDAY events, The Harlow Gallery is happy to announce that the series of free community art-related events has workshops scheduled through June 2017 and plans to continue the series throughout 2017. 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.

Harlow Handmade: Limited Edition Harlow Goods

Harlow Handmade: Limited Edition Harlow Goods

Harlow Handmade is a fundraiser event offering an attractive selection of locally crafted, limited edition Harlow Gallery merchandise. This display takes began December 7 and is on view inside our gallery window spaces while supplies last. Featured artisans include: The Potters House (ceramics), Maine Naturals (soap), Malley Weber (ceramics), Shipwreck Coffee, and the House of Bouton (textiles).

SECOND SUNDAYS: Postcard-Making

SECOND SUNDAYS: Postcard-Making

The first Second Sunday event of 2017 is postcard-making, lead by Margo Ogden, on Sunday, January 8 from 2-4. Make a postcard for the Harlow’s fundraiser show “Posted”, on view January 25-28, 2017. Draw, paint, collage, write a poem or mix it all together. Join your friends and fellow artists and create an artful card for this fun mini exhibition! The gallery will have the cards and basic materials available but feel free to bring your favorite tools or media.