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VIDEO: The Long Distance Call

The Long Distance Call – a video by Scott Minzy

The Long Distance Call at the Harlow Gallery, Jan 16-Feb 7, 2015

John Carnes’ expressive watercolors, Matt Demers’ graffiti inspired mixed media pieces and Scott Minzy’s graphic linocut prints.

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Video: David + Carl Little at “Inspired by Katahdin” opening

David Little speaking at the opening of “Inspired by Katahdin“, followed by Carl Little reading “Climbing Katahdin” by the late poet Daniel Hoffman. Video by Keith Spiro.

 

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50th Anniversary Video

50 Years of Art: the interview series

These short videos by Art Mayers are being filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.  The interviewees are members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. 

Joe Klofas     Dahlov Ipcar from Downeast Magazine    Sandy Dunn

       Joe Klofas                    Dahlov Ipcar              Sandy & Steve Dunn                 

     t300-Judith Herman     1959-Robert-Demers-Miss-Maine-cropped 

       Linda Murray                Judy Herman                  Bob Demers

Carlton Plummer     Jane Burke     Helene Farrar Art2013

    Carlton Plummer                Jane Burke                Hélène Farrar

frozen     Ted & Ruth Bookey     Louise + Nancy Hathaway youtube

   Amanda Giampetro           Ted & Ruth Bookey            Louise & Nancy Hathaway

David Hodsdon cropped     Scott Cowger    Hank Tyler sandpipers     

    David Hodsdon               Scott Cowger                 Hank Tyler

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50th Anniversary Video

Hélène Farrar on the Harlow and the Kennebec River

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Hélène Farrar has been visiting the Harlow Gallery since she was a child, when her mother was an artist involved with running the gallery.  Learn more about Hélène and her art by visiting her online: www.helenefarrar.com

 

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Joe Klofas, two decades of drawing at the Harlow (and counting!)

photo: http://www.sunjournal.com/node/226526

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Joe Klofas has been the organizer of an ongoing weekly figure drawing group at the Harlow Gallery for two decades.

For more information about weekly figure drawing sessions at the Harlow, follow this link: http://harlowgallery.org/exhibitionsprograms/artists-group/figure-drawing/

 

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Steve & Sandy Dunn: the Harlow is “… a real asset to the community.”

steve dunn

photos: http://www.dunnstudio.com/

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Sandra Leinonen Dunn and Steve Dunn have been long-time members of the KVAA. They served on the board of directors and the art hanging committee.  Steve was president of the Capital Area Camera Club which met at the gallery for many years. Sandy founded our annual Young at Art K-8 exhibition in 2004, since then hundreds of young artists (and their families) have had the opportunity to see their artwork showcased in the gallery’s professional exhibition space. 

For information about Sandy’s paintings and Steve’s photography visit www.dunnstudio.com.

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Scott Cowger: the Harlow Gallery is “…the anchor of Hallowell’s cultural scene.”

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Former board member and volunteer treasurer Scott Cowger talks about putting the Harlow’s financial house in order in the 1990s and how the presence of  the Harlow Gallery has enriched the cultural life of Hallowell.

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Dahlov Ipcar on the Zorach Family Show at the Harlow in 1967 and more

photo credit: http://www.downeast.com/magazine/2010/october/dahlov

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Dahlov Ipcar has shown her work at the Harlow Gallery a number of times over the years, beginning with a group show July 18 – August 7 in 1965 called “The Zorach Family” which included sculpture by William Zorach, paintings by Marguerite Zorach, with work by their daughter Dahlov Ipcar and their nephew, Jason Schoener.  

Of the Harlow, Ipcar says, “It’s tricky keeping a gallery going … it’s amazing the Harlow Gallery has kept going.

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David Hodsdon, on guiding the gallery through a time of change & growth

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

David Hodsdon served multiple volunteer roles including treasurer, building manager and tech support at the Harlow Gallery during the time he served on the board of directors, from 1999 to 2005. 

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Hank Tyler, KVAA member since 1979

Hank Tyler, Dunlin Sandpiper Family, 2012, bubinga – http://www.flickr.com/photos/79546200@N07/8119060311/

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Hank Tyler and his wife DiDi have been active members of the Harlow Gallery since 1979.

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Louise & Nancy Hathaway, ” … the beauty and the joy of art …”

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

In this video founding member Louise Hathaway and her daughter Nancy Hathaway share their memories of the early years of Harlow Gallery.

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Linda Murray on artistic growth and the Harlow Gallery

photo: http://cmcanow.org/artists/murray

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Linda Murray talks about the role the Harlow Gallery played in her development as an artist when she became a member of the Kennebec Valley Art Association in the 1990s, and her pivotal role in setting the stage for a new and revitalized Harlow Gallery. Find out more about Linda and her work at www.artbytheriver.com.

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Bob Demers – there at the beginning

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. Videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Robert Demers was a founding member of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, and the organization’s first President in 1959.

 

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Amanda Giampetro, from intern to board member

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Amanda Giampetro joined us at the beginning of 2013 as an intern from the University of Maine at Augusta, where she studied photography. Today she’s a member of our board of directors, representing both young emerging artists and her peers at UMA.

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Ted and Ruth Bookey on poets and artists

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Ted and Ruth Bookey have been involved since the 1960s. Ruth’s mother Gertraud Lippmann (know as Traute) was a founding member of the KVAA, and Ruth has been an active member, showing her art and volunteering her time at the gallery for many years. Ted Bookey read his poetry at the Harlow Gallery in the 1960s, and he and Ruth have been organizing ongoing poetry readings at the Harlow since the 90’s.

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Franciska Needham looks back on her 40 year connection with the Harlow

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Franciska Needham of Damariscotta has been active with Harlow Gallery since the 1970s. In the following two interviews she looks back on her 40 year connection with the KVAA.

Part 1

Part 2

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Carlton Plummer on 50 years of art

This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Carlton Plummer had his first one man show at the Harlow Gallery in 1968. Find out more about Carlton and his work at www.plummergallery.com.

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Judith Herman on the Harlow Gallery in the 1990s

 This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Judy Herman joined the Kennebec Valley Art Association in the 1990s, a period of radical change for the organization. Judy talks about that time, and how it set the stage for the vibrant  and successful community art center the Harlow Gallery is today. Find out more about Judy and her work at www.jkhermangallery.com

 

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Jane Burke reminisces about the Harlow in the 1960s

 This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963.

Jane Burke of Augusta describes coming to the Harlow as a child in the 1960s. Her mother, Carol Burke, was a founding member.  Jane Burke paints murals and offers other custom decorative painting:  janeburkemurals.com

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Events Video

Meet Filmmaker Walter Ungerer: an Evening of Short Films

On Thursday, April 11 at 7 pm we are delighted to present a program of recent short films by renowned filmmaker Walter Ungerer,  followed by a question and answer session with the artist.  This event is free and open to the public.

 In the 1950s – 60s Walter Ungerer was a fixture in The Village art community and underground film scene in New York City, along with Ed Emshwiller, Bob Lowe, Jonas Mekas, Tony Montanaro and Stan Vanderbeek. His work spans fifty years of filmmaking, from his cinema verité documentaries (THE TASMANIAN DEVIL, KEEPING THINGS WHOLE), to narrative films (THE ANIMAL, THE WINTER THERE WAS VERY LITTLE SNOW), to more recent DSLR computer generated works (KINGSBURY BEACH, BLUE PARROT, MONARDA, and PARVA SED APTA MIHI).

Ungerer learned his basic filmmaking skills working on various productions: THE COOL WORLD, a theatrical film directed by Shirley Clarke; and FREEDOM FOR THY PEOPLE, a United Church of Christ documentary shot in Nigeria. He produced his own experimental films MEET ME, JESUS and A LION’S TALE soon after. Then came the OOBIELAND films, which gave him wide recognition. The Museum of Modern Art included UBI EST TERRAM OOBIAE? Part Two of OOBIELAND, in a program that toured the world for one year, representing experimental filmmaking in the United States. In the next few years the OOBIELAND films (there are five parts), received awards at such experimental film festivals as Ann Arbor, Foothill, Bellevue, and Baltimore.

UBI EST TERRAM OOBIAE? – Part Two of Oobieland from Walter Ungerer on Vimeo.

In 1969 Ungerer left New York for Vermont and a job teaching filmmaking at Goddard College. He tapped into resources at the college, namely personnel for cast and crew (including BREAD AND PUPPET THEATRE) for the longer narrative films he was beginning to produce. For thirty-three years he lived in Vermont creating feature length experimental narrative films: THE ANIMAL, THE HOUSE WITHOUT STEPS, THE WINTER THERE WAS VERY LITTLE SNOW and LEAVING THE HARBOR; always using the talents of local actors.

In the late twentieth century several factors changed Ungerer’s way of working. He was no longer able to find funding for his projects, though he was the recipient of national and regional awards: American Film Institute filmmaker grant, National Endowment on the Arts grant, National Endowment of the Humanities grant, and several Vermont Council on the Arts grants.

The world was beginning to accept video as an alternative to film. Lack of funding and a curiosity about the creative potential for video and the computer, was the incentive for Ungerer to shift from film to video, and from the Moviola or Steenbeck film editing machines to the Amiga computer and non-linear editing. What occurred with this shift was a change in the look and duration of the projects that Ungerer began to create. They became much shorter in length from the 75 to 90 minute narrative films, to the 5 to 15 minute computer generated works. It was a move from the long form to the short form, much like the difference between prose and poetry in literature. The projects were also more frequently produced.

Click here to see some of Water Ungerer’s  films on Vimeo.

Ungerer moved to Maine in 2003. His methods are now different, methods he began to accept at the end of the twentieth century, working on computer editing systems and shooting with digital cameras. Nonetheless he still relies on an intuitive approach to decision making with a predilection for the themes of nature, earth, the unknown and unknowable.

Elemental Ghosts and Human Mysteries: An Interview with Walter Ungerer — June 9, 2011