Category Archives: Events

(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.

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.

EXTENDED: SpinOff Studios Pop-up Shop

EXTENDED: SpinOff Studios Pop-up Shop

The Harlow Gallery is hosting a pop-up show and sale of art and craft by the artists of SpinOff Studios. The SpinOff pop-up shop has been extended to be open July 12-22. Gallery hours are Wed-Sat 12-6pm. Stop in and welcome them back to Hallowell.

The Bookey Readings:  Edward Rielly & James Breslin

The Bookey Readings: Edward Rielly & James Breslin

Edward Rielly and James Breslin join forces on Friday, July 14 beginning at 7pm to read their poetry at The Bookey Readings at the Harlow, a series hosted by the Harlow Gallery. Join us 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: Poetry

SECOND SUNDAY: Poetry

July’s Second Sunday event, poetry, lead by Claire Hersom, is on Sunday, August 13th, 2-4pm. What’s in a SECOND SUNDAY poetry event? Laughter, camaraderie, thought, beauty, creativity, discovery. Come join the fun with poet Claire Hersom and let your inner poet speak. 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.

Sami Stevens Benefit Concert

Sami Stevens Benefit Concert

On Wednesday, August 16 from 6-8pm the Harlow Gallery presents benefit lakeside concert and silent art auction.  The event features vocalist Sami Stevens, a silent art auction, h’ors devours, and spectacular views of Lake Cobbosseecontee in East Winthrop.  Tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40. Only a limited quantity will be sold.

The Bookey Readings:  James Breslin, Jim Mello

The Bookey Readings: James Breslin, Jim Mello

The Harlow Gallery present James Breslin and Jim Mello who will read a selection of their poetry on Friday, August 18 beginning at 7pm. The event is part of The Bookey Readings at the Harlow, a series hosted by the Harlow Gallery. 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.

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.

Workshop: Jump-Start Your Journaling Practice w/ Ingrid Ellison

Workshop: Jump-Start Your Journaling Practice w/ 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.)

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