Category Archives: Events

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Please note changes in our open hours this holiday season: Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 10am-4pm. Saturday, December 31 (New Years Eve): 10am-4pm. Regular gallery hours are Wed-Sat 12-6. Thank you and happy harlowdays!

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. On view in tandem with Harlow Gallery’s “One-of-a-kind” exhibition (December 7-17, 2016). 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.

Professional Development Workshop: MAC Info Session

Professional Development Workshop: MAC Info Session

The Harlow Gallery is launching a quarterly series of professional development opportunities for artists. To kick off the 2017 workshop series, Kerstin Gilg of the Maine Arts Commission (MAC) will speak about the Maine Arts Commission and the supports they offer to artists on Sunday, January 15th, from 2-3pm. A 30-40 minute presentation followed by Q & A. Learn and inquire about supports, grants and opportunities for artists. KVAA Members: Free | Non-Members: $5

Jump-Start Your Journaling Practice with Ingrid Ellison

Jump-Start Your Journaling Practice with Ingrid Ellison

Harlow Gallery presents “Jump Start your Journaling Practice”, a workshop lead by visual artist Ingrid Ellison on Sunday, January 29, from 11am to 3pm. This class is geared toward anyone, experienced or not, who wants to begin or continue working in a visual journal. Tuition is $75 per student (paid to Harlow Gallery) plus a $10 supplies fee (paid directly to instructor on the day of the event.)

An Unorthodox Block Printing Primer w/ Scott Minzy

An 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. Participants are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Wire Sculpture

SECOND SUNDAYS: Wire Sculpture

Join Don and Eileen Kerr for a Second Sunday wire sculptue 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.

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.

Art At Home Tour October 29

Art At Home Tour October 29

Join us in historic downtown Hallowell on Saturday, October 29th to experience our 4th biennial Art at Home tour, a unique, self-guided house tour of local residences featuring personal collections, distinctive decor and more.

Gallery Closed Thanksgiving Day

Gallery Closed Thanksgiving Day

Harlow Gallery is closed on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours will resume Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th (12-6pm.)

20% Off Your Art Purchase on Dec. 3

20% Off Your Art Purchase on Dec. 3

We are offering 20% off all art sales during the last day (Saturday, December 3, 12-6pm) of our current show “Doors: Art & Poetry from LINC & WSC”. We may not have any cute kittens or puppies looking for owners but we DO have a huge variety of great work looking for loving homes.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Who Says You’re Not a Poet?

SECOND SUNDAYS: Who Says You’re Not a Poet?

“Who Says You’re Not a Poet?, lead by Bob McLaughlin, is on Sunday, October 9 from 2-4pm and is open to all ages and experience levels. “If you think you can’t write poetry, October’s Second Sunday is for you. Forget everything you think you don’t know, and just show up. Can’t spell? Forget it. Not so good with grammar? Forget it. Don’t know any poetic forms? Forget that, too. All you need is your big bag of experiences and unique way of seeing the world. The rest will take care of itself. You might even have fun.” – Bob McLaughlin

The Bookey Readings: Lee Sharkey & Glenn Morazzini

The Bookey Readings: Lee Sharkey & Glenn Morazzini

The Bookey Readings at the Harlow presents two award-winnng Maine poets, Lee Sharkey and Glenn Morazzini, on Friday, October 21, beginning at 7pm. Refreshments are served and a $3 donation is appreciated at the door to support programming at the Harlow Gallery. Join us!

Paul Betit Presents “Let Me Tell A Story”

Paul Betit Presents “Let Me Tell A Story”

On Sunday, November 6 at 1pm the Harlow Gallery presents Brunswick writer Paul Betit, who will talk about his new book Let Me Tell A Story. Let Me Tell A Story is quite a departure from the military crime fiction novels Betit has written in the past. A mix of short fiction and memoir, it is a collection of first-person stories that take place over a 60-year period. There will be time for a question and answer session afterward and light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public with a suggested $3 donation to support Programming at the Gallery.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Volunteer Appreciation Party

This event is open to anyone who has volunteered at the Harlow Gallery this past year or is interested in learning about volunteer opportunities. This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Party on Sunday, November 13, from 11-1 at the Daniel Cony Weston House, home of the Elsie & William Viles Foundation in Augusta. RSVP Requested.

SECOND SUNDAYS: The Artist’s Book

SECOND SUNDAYS: The Artist’s Book

November’s Second Sunday event, The Artist’s Book – It’s a Foldable World! lead by Cynthia Ahlstrin, is on November 13 from 2-4 at The Harlow Gallery. Learn to make beautiful multiple page book forms without the use of glue. No book making experience is necessary. All ages welcome.

The Bookey Readings: a Night of Poetry & Music

The Bookey Readings: a Night of Poetry & Music

Harlow Gallery presents the final event of the 2016 poetry reading series The Bookey Readings at the Harlow, featuring poets Jay Franzel, Claire Hersom and Bob Maclaughlin along with blues musician Patrick Shepard. (Annie Finch will not be able to appear as originally scheduled.) All are invited to attend the event which is on Friday, November 18 beginning at 7pm and all are welcome. Refreshments are served and a $3 donation is appreciated at the door to support programming at the Gallery.

Cookie Contest & Bake Sale for “Young at Art”

Cookie Contest & Bake Sale for “Young at Art”

UPDATE: The Cookie Contest & Bake Sale is postponed to Christmas Eve, December 24. Attention culinary artists and creative bakers of all ages: enter your creative confections in the Harlow Gallery Cookie Contest and Bake Sale on Saturday, December 24th. Cookie sales will go to support Young at Art 2017 our annual K-8 student art show!

SECOND SUNDAYS: Snowflakes

SECOND SUNDAYS: Snowflakes

The Harlow Gallery’s last Second Sunday event of 2016, Snowflakes, lead by Cassie Bouton, is on December 11, 2-4pm. Join us for a peaceful, calming, family-friendly activity amidst a busy and sometimes stressful season. Learn how to make basic cut-outs or more ornate and advanced paper cutting techniques. All ages welcome.