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The Relief Conspiracy

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The Relief Conspiracy:
376 Printmakers, 26 countries, 5 continents

curated by Scott Minzy, presented by The Harlow, January 29th to February 27th, 2021
opening reception online Friday, January 29th at 4 pm

in-person viewing at 100 Water St, Hallowell, Friday and Saturday: 11am – 4pm

 An online Facebook live reception is planned for Friday, January 29th at 4pm. RSVP Here

The public is also invited to a virtual round table discussion among artists in the exhibition and guests on Friday, February 19th from 5 to 6 PM.

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“Homecoming” Sampler

Enjoy this sampling of our present exhibition “Homecoming”. Twenty seven artists from across Central Maine are respresented in this lively exhibition.

“Homecoming” Artists were asked to consider and share with us how the pandemic affected their art practice. This is a portion of what they shared with us. Enjoy! If you are interested in purchasing any of this artwork, please reach out to the Harlow harlowgallery@gmail.com

Jeanne Finley “I haven’t painted since last winter, been unable and anxious and depressed. I was in Morocco last March when they c;osed the airport and cancelled myu flight. WHAT A TIME!!!

Judith E Schuppien My Thursday Plein Air group kept meeting! Otherwise , I was quite scattered and did not do much painting. 

Camille Davidson I paint from a treehouse and mostly I paint what surrounds me. The light, the wind, the feeling of being present to the moment of a beautiful forest day. During covid, news would creep in and shout at me. On the radio, in my head and heart. The words being used in our world along with my anger, and prayers. I am Jewish and Israeli and my prayers and knowledge base led me to scratching Hebrew into paintings. It made me feel less out of control. I put down what bubbled up for me personally. I couldn’t just paint the forest when the world was crying out

Jen Hickey It has lent me to take notice of the beauty around me, every nuance, pattern, and individuality of Mother Nature. A Blessing it has been in many ways to be able to have time to reflect and be present.  

Alix Barron I have been very experimental and that has allowed me to work through my FUNK. I’ve had more fun too. 

Laura Endres The pandemic has brought me to full circle to myself – a homecoming .

Elizabeth Luckraft With the pandemic time and a deeper sense of introspection has allowed me to tap deeper into my emotions and to take risks to express this emotion in my work. I have learned that my deep belief of “IF NOT NOW,WHEN??” has come to full expression. Now is the time to make momentary choices each day to be vulnerab;e and brave and to reach for personal potential in order to serve. 

Christine Sullivan I have done a series of bird art (seventeen), in the beginning of the pandemic which were auctioned off for the Ian Parker foundation to benefit local musicians. 

Ellen Freed Days turned into weeks then into months. We’ve had eight months of worries, changes, losses, observations and recalculating our lives. I’ve found more time to walk, sit, draw, photograph, process and sew. Working on these pieces has given me a way to find peace amidst chaos.     

Kit Monroe Much More alone time which means studio time! I am painting more then ever. 

Dianne Horton I have not made art recently. I was not motivated because of eight shows (outside) being canceled. The Harlow deadline motivated me. 

Ruth Brooks I have used this quiet time to revitalize my studio art practice in earnest. Along with making art that reflects my feelings about our world, I am attempting to decolonize my mind and my relationship to art making. This means claiming pictural language and symbols such as “Tree”, or ” Still life” as ways of addressing deep concerns about where we are, as humans on this fragile but resilient planet and where we are headed.

Bruce Armstrong The art world as defined in various media, social and other, seemed to communicate a more pessimistic view as we are all experienced the general fears related to the disease, fears capitalized on and heightened by its constant presence in the media.  The inability of major political players , in this election year, to agree on how we deal with the problem, if there was even a problem, highlighted how poorly we all communicate on many things and led to significant doubt about whether we are able to do anything as a cohesive society.

Abbott Meader During this difficult time I have done mostly what I call “inventions” or “invocations”. Some are non-representational pieces while others reference natural forms in various approaches and combinations or components. In his mind, he has greatly considered the impact on human kind of the virus, and climate change which he thinks has largely been ignored by society.

Lynne Lyons My entry ( about the Pandemic ) is a painting that was done early in the beginning of my creative process, early into the new world with Covid. Mixing color and moving a brush around on a large canvas became familiar to me. It became me. It is a self portrait of me in the middle of the pandemic. It is one display showing how I survived that first winter alone as my beautiful husband of forty years passed away April 12 2019.  This is my first attempt to show my work. I hope people enjoy it.       

Renae E Moran  Stuck at home, I have been experimenting with a sun exposure for a painting of a grain elevator in North Dakota, my original home state. I was planning on an extended visit to North Dakota this year to take sunrise photographs of elevators. Instead, I stayed home and continued working on this third version of the elevator at Great Bend. The pandemic forced me to imagine how it would look with the sunrise instead of the noon time lighting the original photograph.

Penny Markley Plein air painting does have its challenges. The light changes, wind threatens or perhaps succeeds in blowing over easels. Bugs land on wet paint, tides come in and tides go out if you are painting by the sea, and there is always too much paint. One has to focus and simplify . In spite of the difficulty and the fact that I seldom produce a masterpiece while painting plein air, it has saved my sanity and made me feel productive during this strange time.    

Helene Farrar There is much to say about this time period. But not so much about how its affects on my art practice DIRECTLY. I am taking care of my body and spirit better now. I walk to my studio more often which is grounding and allows me the pleasure to witness the quiet, environmental changes and time to be in that movement. I am getting better at turning off external chatter even though there is so much uncertainty.

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“Homecoming” Opens Saturday, November 21st to Saturday, January 2nd

“Stone Man Falling” by Abbott Meader, Acrylic and Charcoal on Rag Paper

“Homecoming” a vibrant art exhibition featuring artworks created during the Pandemic  by members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association housed at the Harlow Gallery, will be on display November 21st, 2020 through January 2nd, 2021. “Homecoming” and a return to home is a commentary on the need and resiliency of making art in solitude fostering resiliency and comfort during  these challenging times. The KVAA invited its members to answer the call regarding how the pandemic has affected their creative practice in this exhibition in extended statements to be shared online and in the gallery.

Over 50 works in painting, sculpture, fine and digital printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media and more from twenty six artists from across Central Maine. Participating Artists include:  Amy Kustra of Freeport,  Jane Higgins of Winthrop, Diane Woodworth of Hermon, Elizabeth Luckcraft of Smithfield, Andre Benoit of Boothbay, Christine Sullivan of Hallowell, Lynne Lyons of China, Penny Markley of Winthrop, Judith Schuppien of Brunswick, Jen Hickey of Waterville, Nancy Keenan Barron of South Gardiner, Alix Barron of South Gardiner, Michael Stevenson of Augusta, Kid McGuire of Augusta, Renae Moran of Wayne, Dianne Horton of Swanville, Bruce Armstrong of Manchester, Kit Munroe of Waterville, Ellen Freed of Hallowell, Laura Endres of Hallowell, Jeanne Finley of Garland, Abbott Meader of Oakland, Helene Farrar of Manchester, Robin Brooks of Topsham, and Camille Davidson of Readfield. 

The Harlow is a recipient of great kindness, as Artist Michael Stevenson has offered a hundred percent of the sale of his piece “Sheltered In Place” to the gallery as support.

Artist Ellen Freed shared, “ Day turned into weeks then, into months. We’ve had eight months of worries, changes, losses, observations, and recalculating our lives. I’ve found more time to walk, sit down, draw, photograph, process, and sew. Working on these pieces has given me a way to find peace admist the chaos.” 

The public is invited to attend the exhibition on Saturdays 11 am to 4 PM and by appointment.

This show will be open for viewing from the public on Saturdays only from 11 to 4 PM and by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to see the exhibitions beyond these hours, we request you email us at harlowgallery@gmail.com

Due to concerns relating to the Pandemic, we will not be having our regularly scheduled artist reception. We will however work towards getting this show online on our website, via email marketing, social media platforms, and email marketing. If you are interested in helping us do so, please reach out to us via email harlowgallery@gmail.com

By Camille Davidson

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HeART of Hallowell Art Exhibition, Come See

The Harlow invites you to the “HeART of Hallowell”, a rich and varied exhibit featuring local Hallowell Artists and those with close ties to this little city! 

Exhibit and reception details are as follows:

Exhibition reception is Friday, October 2nd from 4 to 7 PM and Saturday, October 3rd from 11 to 4 PM. Those wishing to attend the reception times must wear a mask and need to respect that only 8 people at a time may enter the Harlow space at one time. There will be a clothespin system set outside the front door to make this easy to follow with further instructions. The Harlow asks you to kindly respect all social distancing guidelines and to make your visit short and sweet. 

Pick up for Heart of Hallowell is Saturday, November 14th from 10 to 3 PM and Saturday, November 21st from 11 to 4 PM.

We look forward to seeing you! 

ARTIST PICK UP FOR THIS SHOW is Saturday, November 14th 10 am to 3 PM and Saturday, November 21st 11AM to 4 PM

Judy Shuppien, oil painting

Michelle Miller “Brown Paper” Goauche and Watercolor on paper 

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Artists, You’re Invited, HeART of Hallowell Pop-UP Art Show

HeART of Hallowell

Friday, October 2 – Saturday, November 7th

Reception Weekend Friday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 4th

The Harlow Gallery invites artists who live in Hallowell or who have close ties to Hallowell to submit up to five artworks for a special pop-up show called the “HeART of Hallowell.” Original art of any media welcomed from painting to sculpture, digital media and ceramics. Young artists, novices, professionals and “dabblers” are all welcomed. We request that all two dimensional work is ready to hang. Harlow members and non-Harlow members are welcomed to participate. 

Drop-off Dates:

Saturday, September 19th 12 to 3 PM,

Friday, September 25th 11 to 1 PM

Saturday, September 26th 12 to 3 PM.

Additional times for drop off can be requested by messaging the Harlow on facebook or email harlowgallery@gmail.com

The Harlow Gallery ( home of the Kennebec Valley Art Association ) is sincerely grateful for the support the city of Hallowell and it’s people have demonstrated to the Harlow particularly during this pandemic. We recognize the HeART of this little city is in the arts and we want to give a shout out to all who have sustained the Harlow. All together now, in art!

Reception Weekend details to be announced.

Image Info for Promo:  “Song For My Brother”  30 X 40 inches, acrylic on canvas by Christine Sullivan, Graphic by Michelle Miller

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Art 2020. The Year of Art. 25th Annual Juried Art Show.

Looking for Art2020, our 25th Annual Juried Show? Click here:

www.theharlow.org/post/art2020

The Harlow is excited to present Art2020, their 25th Annual Juried Show. This year’s show has moved online and can be visited virtually through June 21, 2020 (see below). 31 works of art by 30 artists were selected by juror Erin Hutton to be included.

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Update from the Harlow Board

Dear Friend of the Harlow,

As I’m sure you’re aware, these are challenging times for everyone and every organization. We sincerely hope this letter finds you and your beloveds safe and healthy during this difficult time.

The Harlow has been physically closed for two months, and though the staff has been working to move our goods online, sales have been minimal and workshops and events have been canceled. However, we have good news. The Harlow staff and board have received a gracious amount of emergency funding. This includes the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through Camden Bank, which will be forgiven, as we are committed to maintaining our full staff. We have also applied for and received a special $2500 grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the City of Hallowell has selected the Harlow to receive a $3000 Hallowell Business Survival Grant. We are truly appreciative of both the Maine Arts Commission and the City of Hallowell for their support. These programs will provide a lifeline to carry us into summer.

Meanwhile, Gretchen and Allison have been very busy coordinating an online art auction to raise funds, creating a new website for the craft shop, redesigning the Harlow website, restructuring our database, and setting up Art2020, the juried show for online viewing. The 

Board has been meeting regularly via Zoom, working on a plan for the future. As the Board reviews our financial situation, we are facing some hard truths. As the PPP loan funding runs out in mid​-July, we will only have enough cash on hand for another 2 months of operation. The Harlow does have a reserve from the sale of our building, invested with the Maine Community Foundation, but we are very hesitant to dip into that without a clear plan forward. We have reduced all operating expenses to a bare-bones level but without art sales or the prospect of any fundraising events, we cannot continue to operate as we have in the past. The Board is currently working on a new approach and structure that will hopefully afford us the opportunity to continue to serve Hallowell and the greater art community for another sixty years. 

We believe The Harlow is important to Hallowell and to the region. We are overjoyed that the City of Hallowell has demonstrated their commitment to our organization. But, we require your input. What would you like The Harlow to look like and be? How can The Harlow offer what you need as an artist and as an art lover? How can the Harlow better serve the community of Hallowell and the greater Kennebec Valley region? How would you like to be involved – perhaps be on the board or one of our committees?

You can email your thoughts and suggestions (harlowgallery@gmail.com) or call us with input (207-622-3813). Better yet, you can join us at our annual meeting on June 3rd at 6 PM that will be held via Zoom. Zoom details will be sent out a week prior to the meeting and will be posted to our website and social media accounts. Please give this some thought and be a part of us re-creating The Harlow into a sustainable center for the arts in Kennebec Valley.

Happy Spring! We genuinely hope to see you at our annual meeting on June 3rd!

Helene Farrar, Board President
Barbara Coriell, Board Treasurer
Jane Higgins, Board Secretary
Lisa Rigolout, Board Member
Gretchen Marion, Executive Director
Allison McKeen, Programs + Marketing Manager

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NEW Harlow Craft Shop Online Store + Website

Cat mug by Maple Lane Pottery

We are so excited to share with you our brand new WEBSITE + ONLINE STORE for the Harlow Craft Shop.

Visit www.harlowcraftshop.org to check it out!

The site features an online shop as well as profile pages for each artist who sells their work with us. We are continuously working on populating these pages so make sure to check back often! 

We hope you’ll take a couple minutes to peruse our online shop, and head over to the artist profile pages to read about the inspiration, process, and background of the talented makers we represent.

Your support means so much during this strange and challenging time. 
It not only benefits our organization, but it supports the creative individuals behind each item. We encourage you to support your local artists – their work is sure to add some positivity to your everyday life.

Thank you. Enjoy!

Are you on instagram? Follow @harlow.craft.shop!

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COVID-19 UPDATE: List of postponed, cancelled, extended programs

The Harlow is currently closed as guided by the recommendations of state and federal health authorities in order to keep our staff and community safe in the face of COVID-19. The gallery, craft shop, and office are closed to the public. Staff can be reached via email at harlowgallery@gmail.com.

Please continue to check our website and our facebook page often for updates as the situation evolves. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate and adapt to the situation, day by day.

Please see below for an updated schedule of upcoming programs.

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EXHIBITION: MAINE FLORA | THREE VIEWS
CANCELLED.
We sadly had to close the exhibition sooner than expected due to COVID-19. Please enjoy this virtual video tour: CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Thank you to our board president, Helene Farrar and her daughter Olympia, for putting this together – and thank you to our amazing Flora artists: Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein!

 
EXHIBITION: YOUNG AT ART | K-8 EXHIBITION
CANCELLED
We are certainly sad to miss the show this year and we want to thank the students and teachers for all the work they put into the artworks that were supposed to be included in this show.

 
Online exhibit: In an effort to honor our young artist’s work and keep them engaged with art during this time we will put the exhibit online (or as much of it as we can.) We are working with the teachers to get images of the artworks to put in an album on our Facebook page and website as virtual gallery. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION.)

 
Online art class: Additionally, we will be offering an online art class lead by our board president, Helene Farrar, a wonderful artist and teacher. Once that video is ready it will be posted here as well as shared directly with our participating teachers and students. Additionally, any artworks created as a result of her class can be sent to us to post online as well.
 
 
EXHIBITION: ART2020 | 25TH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
Art2020 was originally scheduled to be on view May 15-June 20. However, this is subject to change as we are adhering to the State’s instructions and regulations. We will keep you updated as this develops. Artists will be notified if their works were accepted or not by Wednesday, April 22. The notification date has been pushed back as the deadline has also been pushed forward. 
 
 
DEADLINES:
MAINE BICENTENNIAL | CALL FOR ART INSPIRED BY  ORIGINAL MAINE STATE SEAL
The deadline for submissions has been extended to 11:59pm on May 20th.
 

HARLOW CRAFT SHOP:
The Harlow Craft Shop recently launched a brand new website + online store! We are continuously working on updating the site with more content so make sure to check back often. We hope you’ll take a couple minutes to peruse our online shop, and head over to the artist profile pages to read about the inspiration, process, and background of the talented makers we represent. We encourage you to support your local artists – their work is sure to add some positivity to your everyday life. 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HARLOW CRAFT SHOP’S NEW WEBSITE + ONLINE STORE
 
 
WORKSHOPS:
Any workshop tuition fees that have already been paid for classes scheduled during our closure can be refunded, applied to a later workshop, or can be converted into a donation to support the Harlow. No further workshops are currently scheduled at this time.
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Maine Flora: Three Views: Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, Julia Einstein

We sadly had to close the exhibition sooner than expected due to COVID-19. Please enjoy this virtual video tour, put together by our wonderful board president Helene Farrar and her daughter Olympia. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.

Please click here for an updated listing of postponed, cancelled, or extended programs.

The Harlow presents “Maine Flora: Three Views”, a three-person exhibition featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. The exhibition is on view February 28 – March 28 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Join us and meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, February 28, 5-7pm. The trio have a shared interest in the regional art scene, as well as in each other’s work. 

“Our goal is to invite viewers into an artful investigation into the flora of Maine. We will share how we documented our explorations, inspirations, process, and surprises as this will be a critical part of exhibition experience.”

Each artist works in three different media, painting, printmaking and photography, and will each create a body of work inspired by the flora of Maine. This subject will be handled differently: from a Zen practice, a study in exploration, to “flower portraits.” The exhibition will be the result of a collaboration in studio practices. The process of making will also be on display. 

In her contemplation on impermanence, Kathryn SB Davis has spent hundreds if not thousands of hours exploring those places and moments where beauty comes into being and passes away. In each image, the artist aims to capture some small still point and intentionally allows the rest of detail to soften, suggesting motion of change however large or small in the subject. 

Laura Dunn creates multiples of modern botanicals.  Her process is of investigation into and experimentation with a shape drawn from life and repeated, repositioned, and changed by chance. She uses the medium of printing, as well as ceramics,  to explore the simple within the complex. It is both an intuitive and fantastic way to understand nature. 

Julia Einstein makes paintings as if walking into a garden room with an artist’s eye onto nature in vivid compositions, elegant arrangements, and painterly surfaces. The artist refers to these paintings as “flower portraits” as the flowers sit as if on a stage for a quick capture of a flower’s gesture & bouquets with a bit of wildness, arranged for dramatic effect. 

In co​njunction with the exhibit the Harlow is also hosting a workshop on Saturday, March 14, from 10am-1pm: “Behind the Scenes with Maine Flora: Three Views”. Join us for an immersive, inspirational, and educational session with Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein, the artists behind Maine Flora: Three Views. During the workshop the artists will share inspiration with the group, giving demonstrations and delving into the creative process behind the body of work on display.

This Springtime workshop coincides with the season of growth, both in the physical and inner worlds; it serves as an opportunity to connect and engage on a more in-depth level art and the process behind it. The group will go behind-the-scenes of the artists’ creative process and come away with fresh perspectives and inspiration for future projects. It will be a small group, limited to 12 participants with lots of opportunity for creative conversation and questions. Participants are encouraged to bring a sketchbook or notebook and to take photos.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists, and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

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17th Annual Young at Art K-8 (Online Exhibition)

 

Our 17th Annual Young at Art (K-8 Exhibition) has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

We are certainly sad to miss the show this year and we want to thank the students and teachers for all the work they put into the artworks that were supposed to be included in this show.

Online exhibit: In an effort to honor our young artist’s work and keep them engaged with art during this time we have put together an online exhibition. We’ll continue to add more images as they are received. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBIT ON FACEBOOK

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBIT ON GOOGLE
(FOR NON FACEBOOK USERS)

Online art class: Additionally, we will be offering an online art class lead by our board president, Helene Farrar, a wonderful artist and teacher. Once that video is ready it will be posted here as well as shared directly with our participating teachers and students.
Additionally, any artworks created as a result of her class can be sent to us to post online as well.

2020 marks the 17th year for the Harlow’s annual Young at Art K-8 Exhibition. The show had originally been scheduled for April 4-May 9 but has been cancelled due to the growing COVID-19 outbreak. Each year The Harlow invites art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this community celebration of talented art students and of the importance of arts in education. 

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UMA Alumni Show

Roxanne Rollins

ON VIEW |  SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 19
OPENING | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 5-7PM

The Harlow presents an anthology of work from artists who have graduated from the art program at University of Maine at Augusta (UMA.) The UMA Alumni Show is on view from September 13-October 19, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell and showcases a dynamic range of work from the following artists: Elizabeth Brown, Ted Closson, Elise Farris, Karen Giles, Aylah Ireland, Justin Knaus-Tucker, Heather Marlow, Luke Myers, Justin Pierce, Roxanne Rollins, and Deidra Stanchfield. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, September 13 from 5-7pm. For more information about UMA’s art program visit: www.uma.edu/academics/programs/art/

Ted Closson is a writer and artist living in Maine. His comics and visual work have been published in Beyond: A Queer Sci-fi and Fantasy Comics Anthology, the Alphabet Anthology, Black Warrior Review, The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, Splash of Red, Storychord, and University of Houston Alumni Quarterly. He is currently working on a graphic novel and wondering when rain will come.

Karen Giles is fascinated by rocks and water and their intersection at the shoreline. The Maine coast has myriad types of incredibly beautiful rock and water formations/ combinations that never disappoint: 5ooo miles of fabulous material to reflect on, appreciate, study, meditate with, clamber on or in, and capture in all its moods and lighting. Karen loves the challenge of capturing in paint the rocks’ twists and turns and eventual flow into the water, as the water flows onto the rock. Karen began this project by viewing the intersection of land and water from above, macroscopically. She then became interested in capturing the textures and colors from closer and at different angles, while using a very liquid medium to mimic the original molten formation of the rock, or the glaciers that flowed over it later.

Aylah Ireland (b 1987, Maine, Untied States) received her BA in drawing and painting from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2017. She is currently enrolled in the Intermedia MFA program at the University of Maine, living and working between Bangor and Orono, Maine. ​Interested in the relationship between space/time and memory, she digs deep into the psyche, embodying traumatic memories through her artistic process. Ireland explores the fracturing quality of these memories which linger in the mind through repetitive processes. Her specific medium varies across different bodies of work, but fiber art is one medium which resurfaces more often. Pulling from a deep family tradition of fiber art, specifically knitting, quilting and embroidery, she creates work as a coping mechanism for processing difficult thoughts. Http://Ourforeverisnow.com

Justin Knaus-Tucker is a central Maine based artist and UMA graduate primarily focused on illustrations. Clay has become the new center of his artistic endeavors since 2017. Sculpting was initially his hobby but as time went on, his passion became melding his drawings with form. Working with clay provides a connectivity with the viewer through a tactile experience with the final fired piece. His current work fuses functionality with impacting imagery. Our planet’s climate is changing and we are accelerating the pace of this change by our waste and emissions. With our limited perception, it’s sometimes difficult to grapple with the scope of the destruction that this climate change can inflict. This work was made in order to comprehend the destructive events of hurricane Maria in 2017 and the 2018 California Wildfires.

Heather Marlow is a photographer and multimedia artist located in Belfast Maine. She earned her Arts degree, and minors in Education, History, and Psychology at the University of Maine at Augusta in December 2017. Since graduating she has decided to stay in Belfast to help her parents maintain their property and is working to establish her own place on the land. Her work is often inspired by her garden and the beautiful landscapes here in New England. She is currently working in the RSU 71 school district and instructs Art camps at the coastal nonprofit Waterfall Arts. She is looking forward to going back to school to get her Masters in Education at the University of Maine in Orono starting in January 2020.  

Roxanne Rollins: BEHIND THE LENS​
​“I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.” ~Leon Levinstein
Roxanne’s approach to photography is intuitive and explorative. She heads out to shoot without any preconceived notion of what she will end up with. Roxanne lets her surroundings, whether nature, architecture or the street, call her to attention. Often attracted by light, shadow, line, color, feeling or some small detail that can be transformed from something ordinary into something extraordinary, Roxanne’s photographs often dance on the edge between abstract and reality by minimizing what remains in the scene. She strives to capture a feeling of awe, questioning or beauty, inviting the viewer to stop for a moment…not just to look but to really see. Roxanne has been capturing images for over 15 years and maintains an active website and social media presence. In 2005, she enrolled part-time in the arts program at the University of Maine at Augusta while working full-time in a different profession. With perseverance and a passionate commitment to her photography, Roxanne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts degree in May 2017. She will be transitioning into photography as her full-time vocation in the near future.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy ShoppeProgramming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

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Harvest at The Harlow

The Harlow is excited to present Harvest at The Harlow, where our space will be transformed into an autumnal wonderland from October 8-19, 2019. Please join us for a celebration of harvest, coziness, fine craft, and all things Fall. In the spirit of the harvest season, we are hosting a series of Open Craft Nights, a Fall Craft Pop-Up, and a Knitting Workshop taught by Brookes Smith. See below for details.

Fall Craft Pop-Up
October 8-19, 2019
The Harlow Craft Shop is expanding to bring you a showcase of our coziest handmade crafts including loose leaf tea, mugs and popcorn bowls, knit hats, hand pulled prints, stuffed animals, and more. Featured artists include: Fabula Nebulae, Maple Lane Pottery, Adrienne Beachem, Brookes Smith Knitting, Dylan Gifford, Whitney Gill Ceramics, Allison McKeen, Nancy Meader, Scott Minzy, Jeffrey Lipton Pottery, Linda Herschenfeld, The Potters Shed, and more.

Open Craft Nights
Join us for Open Craft Nights: a casual + cozy gathering time for local creatives. Bring a friend and bring a project: knitting, sketching, stitching, painting, whatever you want to work on. Maybe it’s time to revisit that project that’s been sitting in your closet for months? Or maybe you need feedback on a new project? Or you just need to get out of the house? While you’re here pick out your favorite handmade mug from our Fall Craft Pop-Up display and take it for a spin with a hot beverage. All welcome. $10 gets you in + unlimited hot drinks + access to The Harlow’s stash of craft material.
– Tuesday, October 8, 6-8pm
– Thursday October 10, 6-8pm
– Tuesday, October 15, 6-8pm
– Thursday, October 17, 6-8pm

Learn to Knit: Seed Stitch Cowl Workshop
Saturday, Ooctober19, 10am-1pm
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, October 16.
About the workshop: 
This Fall join Brookes Smith for a cozy, introductory knitting class. Students will learn the foundational knitting skills necessary to knit a cowl from start to finish. This includes casting on, knitting, purling, casting off, and weaving in ends. Each participant will need to purchase and bring the following materials to the workshop: #13 straight knitting needles (Takumi bamboo needles preferred but any brand is fine), 1 skein of super bulky #6 weight yarn (Lion brand Hometown USA works well), and 1 plastic yarn needle.
Workshop details:
Tuition: $20 Members / $30 Non-Members. 
Space is limited to 10 students
Age 14 + and anyone under 18 accompanied by an adult
No previous experience necessary.
The deadline to register is 6pm on Wednesday, October 16.
REGISTER TODAY
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STRIPED: Summer Members’ Show

ABBOTT MEADER


ON VIEW:
JUNE 21 – JULY 27 | OPENING: FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 5-7PM

The Harlow is kicking off summer with their annual Summer Members’ Show & Sale, featuring a diverse collection of work by Harlow artist members. For this year’s Summer Members’ Show, The Harlow has invited artists to submit work responding to the theme of “Striped.”

Come see what’s happening in your local creative community! Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 21 from 5-7pm and meet the artists. The opening reception coincides with the opening for Tom Ferrero’s solo exhibition, The Spaces In Between, on view in the upstairs gallery June 21-July 27, 2019.

This exhibit is a unique opportunity to discover both emerging and established artists, working in a wide range of media and styles such as painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber art, photography, sculpture, fine craft and more. During the Summer Members Show & Sale, patrons may purchase art off the wall to take home the same day. Buy local and support the creative community; Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

Striped is sponsored by Camden National Bank.

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

   

2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tom Ferrero: The Places in Between

“The Discovery”, acrylic on canvas, Tom Ferrero

ON VIEW: JUNE 21-JULY 27, 2019 | OPENING: FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

The Harlow presents The Places in Between, a solo exhibition of paintings by Tom Ferrero of Vienna, Maine. The Places in Between is on view June 21-July 27, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist at an opening reception on Friday, June 21, 5-7pm.

The Places in Between is a series of paintings that explore blurred boundary lines and subjects in transition. These works depict people on the verge of a discovery, objects in a state of decay and locations that straddle two worlds. The work is hopeful, sometimes somber and intentionally mysterious.

After an early career as a metal artist and jewelry professor at NSCAD University, Tom Ferrero made the transition to fine art painting in 2013. In 2016 he moved to Maine year round and now works part-time as an Art Instructor at Maranacook Community High School. He also instructs silversmithing classes at a nearby children’s camp where he will be celebrating his 16th season. Tom’s jewelry work has garnered international recognition, has shown in galleries around the world and has taken top prizes in the field. His artwork has been published in 16 books featuring fine craft. His work has been on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine and was most recently presented in Maine Magazine with the tagline, “Showcasing 91 of Maine’s most collectable artists.” You can view more of Ferrero’s work by visiting his website, www.TomFerreroStudio.com or by following him on Instagram, @Tom_Ferrero_Studio.

The Places in Between is on view in the upstairs gallery in tandem with Striped, The Harlow’s Summer Member’s show which is on display in the downstairs gallery June 21-July 27, 2019.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

 

Tom Ferrero: The Places in Between is sponsored by Camden National Bank.

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

   

2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Art2019, 24th Annual Juried Show

ON VIEW: MAY 10-JUNE 15 | OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MAY 10, 5-7PM*
*Award ceremony at 6pm

On Sunday, May 5th, 2019 curator Myron Beasley judged The Harlow’s 24th annual juried art exhibition. 38 works of art by 38 artists were selected to be included in the the exhibition out of a total of 370 works submitted by 167 artists.

Art2019 is on view  May 10-June 15, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell in the upstairs gallery with an opening reception Friday, May 10, 5-7pm. Art2019 prizes will be announced at 6pm. The public is invited to attend the opening to meet the artists and to experience a diverse mix of high quality artwork from all corners of Maine.

This year’s juror is Myron M. Beasley, Ph.D., a professor at Bates College, artist writer, and international curator. His writing explores the intersection of cultural politics, art and social change. He has been awarded fellowships and grants by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kindling Fund, The Davis Family Foundation, the Ruth Landes Award from the Reed Foundation, and most recently Dorathea and Leo Rabkin Foundation for his ethnographic writing about art and cultural engagement. Some of his recent curatorial projects includes Re.Past:Remembering Malaga (Maine, 2018) , Print Protest Poster (Able Baker Gallery, 2018),  Seeing Lewiston (2013), Patience on a Monument: Recent work by Eto Otitigbe (UT, Austin 2016), Raw Material, Dakar’rt (Dakar 2014) The Ghetto Biennale (Haiti, 2009), CAAR Paris (France 2010).  His writing has appeared in many academic journals including Liminalities: The Journal of Performance Studies, The Journal of Poverty, Text and Performance Quarterly, Museum & Social Issues, The Journal of Curatorial Studies and Performance Research, Gastronomica.

A list of artists accepted into Art2019 by town is as follows:
Appleton: David Allen
Augusta: Valerie Porter
Belfast: Robert Adler
Bristol: Conrad Guertin
Buxton: Peter Bennett, Michele Caron
Canaan: Kathleen Perelka
Cape Elizabeth: Adriane Herman, Marci Spier
Durham : Stephanie Berry
Falmouth: Jennifer Bush
Freeport: James Chute, Amy Kustra
Gardiner: Matt Demers
Hallowell: Ru Allen, Robert Katz
Harpswell: Doreen Nardone
Jamaica Plain, MA: Rosie Ranauro
Kennebunk: Tanya Fletcher
Manchester: Bruce Armstrong, Edward Buonvecchio
Nobleboro: Carolyn Gabbe
Norway: Anne Stuer
Orono: Mary Manley
Orr’s Island: Catherine Gibson
Pittston: Scott Minzy
Port Clyde: Ron Crusan
Portland: Leah Cross, M P Landis
Readfield: Camille Davidson
Rochester, NH: Jayne Adams
Temple: Tom Jessen
Topsham: Andrew Edwards
Waldoboro: Linda Mahoney
Waterville: Ollie Solmitz
Winslow: Michelle McCutcheon
Yarmouth: Susan Carter, Tammy Ricker

Visitors are also invited to view HYPERTEXTURE, a two person exhibition featuring Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards which is on view in the downstairs gallery May 10-June 15. The opening reception will be held Friday, May 10, 5-7pm, in tandem with Art2019.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

 


 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

   

2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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HYPERTEXTURE: Ian Trask & Andrew Elijah Edwards

ON VIEW: MAY 10-JUNE 15 | OPENING: FRIDAY, MAY 10, 5-7PM*
*In tandem with the opening reception for Art2019, the Harlow’s 24th Annual Juried Show

The Harlow presents “HYPERTEXTURE”, a two-person art exhibition featuring work by Topsham artists Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards. The exhibition is on view May 10-June 15, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, May 10, 5-7pm.

Two artists explore the landscape between the physical and the virtual, weaving a dialogue between their personal mediums. Ian Trask creates art out of the forgotten world of the material, recombining discarded bits of society into objects of mystery and reverence. Andrew Elijah Edwards transmutes light through the electronic moving image to explore the imaginal and subjective worlds. In HYPERTEXTURE, the two intertwine their practices, forming an exhibition expressing aesthetics of wild complexity in the meeting between the physical and the virtual, the inner and the external. As these two flows meet they spin off intricate eddies of texture and light. Through a series of personal and collaborative projects ranging from sculptural to video to the combination of the mediums through projection mapping and photogrammetry (in which the virtual is physicalized and the physical virtualized) Hypertexture exhibits a range of works created in dialogue and collaboration.

Art2019, the Harlow’s 24th Annual Juried Show, is on view in the upstairs gallery May 10-June 15, in tandem with HYPERTEXTURE which is on view in the downstairs gallery. 

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

 


 

HYPERTEXTURE is sponsored by Chris Walters Productions.

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

   

2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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Joe Klofas Solo Exhibition

ON VIEW: MARCH 29-MAY 4 | OPENING: FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 5-7PM

The Harlow presents a solo exhibition of work by Joe Klofas of Bridgton, on view March 29-May 4, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The exhibition pays tribute to Klofas who ran the Harlow’s weekly figure drawing group for over 20 years. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm.

The exhibition coincides with True to Life, an exhibition highlighting work by artists from the Harlow’s weekly life drawing group which is on view March 29-April 27 in the downstairs gallery. The public is invited at attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, March 29, 5-7pm.

For nearly four decades I have been interested in drawing the human figure. All of the figure drawings in this show are done from a model. I also spend a lot of time drawing the plants and weeds in our garden, and the fields and rocks and trees in the woods behind our house. Most of my drawings are graphite on paper and all are done in the presence of the subject. I have been a member of The Harlow for almost 30 years. I also ran the Sunday figure-drawing group for 23 of those years. The gallery has been a very important part of my art life. It has given me and other artists in Maine the chance to show our work in what has become one of the premier spaces for art in our state.

The Harlow’s life drawing group has met for over 25 years. Joe Klofas ran the group from 1995 until 2017. Before Joe took over, it was run by Mark Poirier. It is currently being organized by Sandra Stanton and Penny Markley. The Harlow’s figure drawing group meets every Sunday beginning at 7pm. All are welcome. For more information please click here.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

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Joe Klofas’ Solo Exhibition is sponsored by Kennebec Valley Art Association. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

   

2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Art.

 

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16th Annual Young at Art K-8 Exhibition

“Radial Design” by Bryce,  Grade 5, Chelsea School

ON VIEW: FEBRUARY 23-MARCH 23
OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 11AM-3:30PM

The Harlow presents Young at Art, the 16th annual exhibition of children’s artwork on view February 23-March 23 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell.  During this exhibition students from kindergarten through 8th grade have their work on display in the professional setting of The Harlow.  An public reception will be Saturday, February 23 from 11am to 3:30pm.

Young at Art will coincide with 50 Years of Art: a solo retrospective exhibition highlighting the work of local artist and art educator Barbara Loken. 50 Years of Art is on view February 15-March 23 in the upstairs gallery at The Harlow.

Each year The Harlow invites art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this community celebration of talented art students and of the importance of arts in education. 2019 marks the third year that the gallery is integrating homeschool student artwork in the Young at Art exhibit. Please join us in celebrating the youngest artists in our community – families with children especially encouraged to attend.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of visitors for the opening reception for Young at Art, the Gallery asks that participating artists and their families attend according to the following schedule. Families with more than one artist participating can choose to attend whichever time works best for them. Visitors not affiliated with a participating artist are welcome anytime between 11am – 3:30pm:

11am – 12:30pm: kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
12:30 – 2pm: 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
2 – 3:30 pm: 6th, 7th & 8th grades

Participating Schools, by town and listing art teachers are listed as follows:

Augusta:Cony Middle School, Kelly Stotler
Chelsea: Chelsea Elementary, Sandra Dunn
Dresden: Dresden Elementary, Jae-Eun Pilsbury
Farmingdale: Hall-Dale Elementary, Rosemary Ellis
Farmingdale: Hall-Dale Middle, Tess Hitchcock
Gardiner: Gardiner Regional Middle School, Stacey Anderson
Gardiner: Laura E. Richards, Maxine Marquis
Gardiner: Riverview Community School, Maxine Marquis
Gardiner: TC Hamlin School, Maxine Marquis
Manchester: Manchester Elementary, Rachael Wilson
Mt. Vernon: Mt. Vernon Elementary, Nicole Blake
Palermo: Palermo Consolidated, Amanda Martin
Pittston: West Gardiner, Diedre Cochran

Readfield: Readfield Elementary School, Nicole Blake
Richmond: Richmond Middle School, Jeffery Orth
Richmond: Marcia Buker Elementary, Kayleigh Caldero
Wayne: Wayne Elementary, Nicole Blake
Whitefield: Whitefield Elementary, Amanda Martin
Windsor: Windsor Elementary, Genevieve Keller
West Gardiner: Pittston Consolidated School (MSAD 11 ), Diedre Cochran
Windsor: RSU 12-Middle School GT, Hollie Hilton

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

Young at Art K-8 is sponsored by Capitol Dental CareDead River CompanyEaton Peabody Attorneys at LawKennebec Savings Bank, and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

      

The Harlow is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of HallowellKennebec Savings BankThe Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

  

Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard PressCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at LawScrummy Afters Candy ShoppeSlates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Barbara Loken: 50 Years of Art

ON VIEW: FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 23, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 5-7PM

The Harlow is offering 20% off all art sales during the last week of Barbara Loken’s 50 years of Art. She has created a multitude of beautiful, original artworks over the years and would love your help in giving these pieces a new home. When you buy art you not only get to bring something beautiful and meaningful into your home but you also help to keep the Harlow going while supporting the local creative community. 

The Harlow presents “50 Years of Art”, a retrospective exhibition highlighting the work of local artist and art educator Barbara Loken. 50 Years of Art is on view February 15-March 23, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. An opening reception featuring live music performed by the artist will be held on Friday, February 15, 5-7pm.

50 Years of Art shows celebrates the rich variety of work Loken has created over the years and how it has changed, depending on circumstances, new techniques learned, and combinations of materials used. The exhibition features a vibrant range media including watercolor, pottery, mixed media paintings, songwriting, printmaking, batik, and more.

Barbara Loken describes her background and inspiration as an artist: “I started out in college doing watercolors. After college I did two summer sessions at the International School of Art in Salzburg, Austria where I was exposed to lots of new ideas. I traveled around the Middle East, spent a few months in Jerusalem, Jordan and then a few months in Israel always sketching and learning about lots of different art. I returned to Italy where I spent another year living in Sicily where I sketched, drew and painted fishermen, cactus, and markets and learned Italian and lots of Sicilian songs. Returning to Minnesota, I taught a year at St Olaf College, where I met and married Neal and continued to paint and did some silk-screening and Batik. Neal, my husband, and I set off to see the world in 1970, backpacking across Asia. It took us a year to cross countries including Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong-Kong.  When we finally got to Japan, Neal found a Japanese potter to work with and I studied with a Japanese Woodblock artist. I often wrote songs about the places we visited, which later became a whole series of “song pots” when we returned home and started our pottery studio. Our studio first started in Minnesota and then when we moved to Maine, where I taught art at Hall-Dale High School for twenty years, and we both continued to develop Loken Pottery. This exhibition includes pieces from many of these periods.”

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

Barb Loken’s retrospective was made possible by our top annual appeal donors Richard Bachelder, Jane O’Rourke & Joan Sturmthal.

The Harlow is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of HallowellKennebec Savings BankThe Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

  

Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard PressCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at LawScrummy Afters Candy ShoppeSlates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.