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SECOND SUNDAYS: Spacial Dynamics and Mandalas

August’s Second Sunday event, “Spacial Dynamics and Mandalas: Exploring Space in Movement and Art”  takes place Sunday, August 14 from 2-4pm and is lead by Rose Swan and Jeremy Clough. All are invited to explore space in an embodied creative process.  Through the media of both movement and art, participants will explore the language of space. Experience Spacial Dynamics movement practices and then move into the medium of colored pencils and paper to draw mandalas. No movement or art experience necessary. All ages welcome. “Space is not a silent void. Space speaks. Its language is movement.” ­- Jaimen McMillan. 

About Second Sundays: Mark your calendars and look forward to activities on the second Sunday of every month at the Harlow. These events bring artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art as well as looking at art and discussing it. These workshops are opportunities to both try something new and sharpen old skills – they are open to everyone; form beginners to professional artists and everyone in between. Most events are perfect for families, and all are welcome. Children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult. These workshops take place every 2nd Sunday from 2-4pm at the Harlow Gallery, and are free and open to the public. Some materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well.

The Harlow Gallery’s Education Committee organizes and hosts SECOND SUNDAYS, our monthly series of free community art-making events which is lead by volunteer presenters and is sponsored by our hometown bank, Camden National Bank.

Donations and sponsors to support gallery programs like Second Sundays are welcome. The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3, membership-based nonprofit – your gift is fully tax deductible in accordance with current tax law. If you have an idea for a future Second Sunday event, please email us at



Sunday, September 11, 2-4PM: Paper + Scissors = Incredible Paper Cuts – Leslie A. Miller

Paper cuts are made by young and old almost all over the world. In our short two hours we shall investigate many forms of this craft, and then try our hand with various tools and papers. Sharing knowledge of our own experiences is always a welcome part of our get togethers. All ages welcome.

Sunday, October 9, 2-4PM: Who Says You’re Not A Poet? – Bob MacLaughlin

If you think you can’t write poetry, October’s Second Sunday is for you. Forget everything you think you don’t know, and just show up. Can’t spell? Forget it. Not so good with grammar? Forget it. Don’t know any poetic forms? Forget that, too. All you need is your big bag of experiences and unique way of seeing the world. The rest will take care of itself. You might even have fun. All ages welcome.

Sunday, November 13, 2-4PM: The Artist’s Book ­ It’s a Foldable World! – Cynthia Ahlstrin

Come learn to make beautiful multiple page book forms without the use of glue. We’ll learn to create books that fold and flutter. We’ll then move on to complete our books with Japanese ­styled Wrap Covers. No book making experience is necessary. All ages welcome.

Sunday, December 11, 2-4PM: Snowflakes – Cassie Bouton

Join us for a peaceful, calming, family-friendly activity amidst a busy and sometimes stressful season. Learn how to make basic cut-outs or more ornate and advanced paper cutting techniques. All ages welcome.

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Harlow Gallery named Best Gallery by Down East readers

Harlow Gallery was named Readers’ Choice Best Gallery in Down East magazine’s annual poll of reader and editor favorites, featured in the July issue. Thousands of Down East readers voted January through April for their statewide selections while editors went through a rigorous selection process of their own and Harlow Gallery was chosen as top in its category.

The annual “Best of Maine” readers’ awards provide Down East readers the opportunity to recognize their favorite Maine people, places and things around the state. Based solely on popular vote, the readers’ choice winners represent the best of Maine as identified by those who know Maine the best: the state’s residents and repeat visitors. Equally invested in the state’s culture, editors choose their own favorites to receive recognition each year.

Harlow Gallery executive director Deborah Fahy said, “We were surprised and energized by the news that the Harlow Gallery was voted best gallery in Maine this year. We didn’t do a social media voting campaign or anything asking people to vote for us, so this is a true organic selection and a great honor for our board and staff.”

Kathleen Fleury, Down East editor-in-chief, spoke of the selection process, saying, “Our readers love Maine for many different reasons, and the Readers’ Choice awards encourage them to show their support for the people and places that make the state so great. The selection process is one that everyone puts a lot of time and thought into – so it’s a true honor to be selected.” Fleury added, “We don’t consider this list to be definitive, we like to think of this as a work in progress. Every year we discover previously unknown spots on our travels and we receive tips from our readers for future consideration. This is all part of what makes this one of the most eagerly anticipated issues of the year, and one that is also the most fun for us to work on.”

The Harlow Gallery has been a fixture in downtown historic Hallowell since its founding in 1963, hosting art exhibitions, workshops, poetry readings, artists’ groups and more. Their mission is to connect and celebrate art, artists and community. The gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a 501(c)3 membership based nonprofit, founded in Augusta in 1958. For information about exhibitions and events at the Harlow Gallery, visit them online at

The full list of “Best of Maine” winners appears in the July issue of Down East, on newsstands June 23.

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Thank You, Down East readers!