Category Archives: Events

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

Second Sundays

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 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.

(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.