Category Archives: Events

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.

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.

Bookey Readings: Jim Donnelly & Patrick Shepard

Bookey Readings: Jim Donnelly & Patrick Shepard

Experience poetry and art in the same setting on Friday, November 10, beginning at 7pm for a poetry reading with Jim Donnelly and Patrick Shepard at the Harlow Gallery, as part of the gallery’s series, The Bookey Readings at The Harlow. Refreshments are served and a $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit arts programming the Gallery.

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.

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Documenting Hallowell

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Documenting Hallowell

The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to participate in a project documenting downtown Hallowell before, during and after the major Water Street reconstruction project planned for 2018. Artists are invited to Hallowell to create work documenting the city’s changing streetscape over the next two years. The project will culminate in an art exhibition in 2019.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Personal Identity Sculpture

SECOND SUNDAYS: Personal Identity Sculpture

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.

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.