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.
Category Archives: Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OCT. 19 - NOV. 24
SAT. OCT. 20. 10-1
FRI. OCT. 26.
SAT. OCT. 27. 10AM-1PM
SUN. NOV. 11, 2-4PM
SUN. DEC. 9. 2-4PM
NEW LOCATION/NEW HOURS
100 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
Also open by chance or by appointment.