Category Archives: Events

SECOND SUNDAYS: Personal Identity Sculpture

SECOND SUNDAYS: Personal Identity Sculpture

* UPDATE: THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL * To kick off the 2018 lineup of SECOND SUNDAYS, Rachel Hamlin will be leading Personal Identity Ceramic Sculpture on Sunday, January 14 from 2-4pm. Come work with artist Rachel Hamlin and use a variety of ceramic hand-building techniques to create a sculpture that symbolically or realistically represents your personal identity. This event will be the first SECOND SUNDAY event to be held at the Harlow Gallery’s new location at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. SECOND SUNDAYS are free and open to all ages and experience levels. No registration necessary.

SECOND SUNDAY: Spring 2018 Schedule

SECOND SUNDAY: Spring 2018 Schedule

The Harlow Gallery announces their spring 2018 schedule of SECOND SUNDAY events to be held in their new location at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. SECOND SUNDAYS are community art-related events 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. SECOND SUNDAYS may have limited enrollment depending on the event.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Pencil Drawing, a Different Kind of Self-Portrait

SECOND SUNDAYS: Pencil Drawing, a Different Kind of Self-Portrait

February’s SECOND SUNDAY event is “Pencil Drawing: a Different Kind of Self Portrait”, lead by Wendy Burton on Sunday, February 11, 2-4pm at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. In this pencil drawing you’ll use your own things to represent you instead of your face. Free and open to all ages and experience levels. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is at the new location: 100 Water Street in Hallowell.

Create & Take: Valentines

Create & Take: Valentines

Saturday, February 10th, 9am-12pm. 100 Water Street. Drop-in for a Valentine’s ‘Create and Take’ session. Make Valentines for coworkers, friends, classmates, family, or significant others. A variety of materials provided, including envelope-making instruction, various templates, and even some sweet treats. All ages welcome. No need to pre-register, just drop-in. $10 Adults | $5 Kids.

Call for Art Donations: Silent Auction

Call for Art Donations: Silent Auction

The Harlow Gallery is seeking art donations from collectors, artists, and artisans for their annual Silent Art Auction, open for bids February 28-March 3, 2018. Donations can be delivered to 160 Water Street in Hallowell anytime during open hours (Wed-Sat 12-6pm) through February 24th or contact the gallery to make an appointment; 207-622-3813 or kvaa@harlowgallery.org. The 2018 Silent Art Auction marks the last official event to be held at the gallery’s original location at 160 Water Street.

Annual Silent Art Auction

Annual Silent Art Auction

The Harlow Gallery’s annual Silent Art Auction returns February 28-March 4, 2018. Expect great deals on an exciting variety of art and artful objects to bid on. The 2018 Silent Art Auction marks the last official event to be held at the gallery’s original location at 160 Water Street before the gallery officially moves down the street to their new home at 100 Water Street.

Pysanka Workshop w/ Norma Ociepka

Pysanka Workshop w/ Norma Ociepka

Saturday, March 3rd, 10am-12pm. Join Norma Ociepka for a step-by-step guided tutorial in the traditional Ukrainian craft of Pysanka. Using wax, dyes and a real flame, create something beautiful in this magical tradition. This class has limited space, sign-up today by calling 207-622-3813 or emailing kvaa@harlowgallery.org. Member: $30 | Non-Members: $35 | Kids 10-17: $20.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Recycled Robots

SECOND SUNDAYS: Recycled Robots

March’s SECOND SUNDAY event, Recycled Robots, is lead by Gayle Chung on Sunday, March 11, 2-4pm at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Participants will build their own robots using recycled materials, and craft supplies. Some materials are provided, but participants have the option to bring their own too. Open to all ages and experience levels. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun, Moon, & Stars: A Collage Workshop w/ Robin Brooks

Sun, Moon, & Stars: A Collage Workshop w/ Robin Brooks

Saturday, March 17th | 10am-1pm | 100 Water Street. Join Robin Brooks for an enriching morning of collage exploration.  In this 3 hour workshop we will be using cut and torn paper, scissors, and paste or glue, to explore figure/ground relationships and to create our own unique collage compositions. This workshop is designed for all ages, 5 and up; artists and aspiring artists alike. Space limited, sign-up today by calling 207-622-3813 or emailing kvaa@harlowgallery.org. Membesr: $20 | Non-Members: $25 | Kids: $10.

Crafting Ceramic Letters w/ Juliette Walker

Crafting Ceramic Letters w/ Juliette Walker

Saturday, March 24th | 9am-12pm | 100 Water Street. Join local ceramic artist Juliette Walker for a 3-hour workshop in crafting ceramic letters. Beginning with a brainstorming session, each participant will come up with words or phrases they would like to see out in their community, and sculpt out of clay. Juliette will then lead the group in crafting their own ceramic letters.  Juliette will photograph the letters around the town of Hallowell, and they will  become a part of an online social media exhibition to follow. Limited space, sign-up today by calling 207-622-3813 or emailing kvaa@harlowgallery.org. Member: $30 | Non-Members: $35 | Kids 8-17: $20.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Nature Journaling

SECOND SUNDAYS: Nature Journaling

April’s SECOND SUNDAY event, Nature Journaling, is lead by Andrea Lani on Sunday, April 8, 2-4pm at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Come spend an afternoon creating a nature journal. In this workshop we will practice observing with all of our senses, learn some simple drawing techniques, and write prose and poetry. Open to all ages and experience levels. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bookey Readings: Baron Wormser

The Bookey Readings: Baron Wormser

Baron Wormser will be reading from his new novel, Tom o’ Vietnam, Friday December 1, at 7:00 PM, at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, in Hallowell. Please join us for the final program of the 2017 Bookey Readings at the Harlow, in what promises to be an unforgettable evening with one of the region’s finest writers. Refreshments are served. A $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit the Harlow Gallery.

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.

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.