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14th Annual Young at Art K-8 Exhibit

1. Alexander, Hall-Dale Elementary 2. Ellese, Windsor Elementary 3. Garret, Marcia Buker Elementary 4. Sam, Hall-Dale Elementary

On View: March 18 – April 8, 2017 | **Opening Reception: Sunday, March 19, 11am-3:30pm

Young at Art is our 14th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students from kindergarten through 8th grade have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery. Each year we invite art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this wonderful celebration of talented young artists and of the importance of arts in education. This will be our first year integrating homeschool student artwork in the Young at Art exhibit. Note: The deadline for art submissions from homeschool students has passed.

Please join us in celebrating the youngest artists in our community — families with children especially encouraged to attend!

**Due to the high volume of visitors for this show we are asking 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:

Chelsea School, Chelsea, Sandra Dunn
Dresden Elementary, Dresden, Jae-Eun Pilsbury
Gardiner Middle School GRMS, Gardiner, Stacy Anderson
Hall-Dale Elementary, Hallowell, Rosemary Ellis
Hall-Dale Middle School, Hallowell, Tess Hitchcock
Helen Thompson School, Gardiner, Kathi Susi
Homeschool students from the greater Augusta area
Laura E. Richards School, Gardiner, Maxine Marquis
Manchester Elementary, Manchester, Rachel Gilley
Maranacook Community Middle School, Maranacook, Hope Lord
Marcia Buker School, Richmond, Kayleigh Caldero
Palermo Consolidated School, Palermo, Kathy Sparrow
Pittston Consolidated School, Pittston, Kathi Susi
Richmond Middle School, Richmond, Jeff Orth
Riverview Community School, Gardiner, Maxine Marquis
Teresa C. Hamlin School, Gardiner, Maxine Marquis
Wayne Elementary, Wayne, Rachel Gilley
Windsor Elementary, Windsor, Genevieve Keller

Young at Art is sponsored by:  Capitol Dental Care, Eaton Peabody, Dead River Company,  Kennebec Savings Bank, and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

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Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery are underwritten by our Patron of the Arts sponsor Camden National Bank, and by our season sponsors Capitol Dental Care, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kennebec Savings Bank, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Slates Restaurant and the City of Hallowell.

Exhibitions at the Harlow are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12-6 pm. The Harlow Gallery, located in downtown historic Hallowell, is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in central Maine since 1963.

 

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Higher Forms of Art at UMA’s Danforth Gallery

“Self Portraits” [Top Row] Shukri Abdirahman, Jarod Norcross Plourde, Taylor Richards, Makayla Moore, Caleb Gorey, Chandler Burke
[Bottom Row] Eli McBride, Joshua Pelletier, Nani Luciano Vélez, Jeannie Doherty, Hannah Arel, Katherine Gilpatrick

On view: March 19-April 1, 2017 | Opening Reception: Sunday, March 19, 3-5pm 

In celebration of Youth Art Month the Kennebec Valley Art Association is presenting an exhibition of artwork by students from area high schools for the 11th consecutive year; and for the 4th year in a row, Higher Forms of Art is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta, in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.  Higher Forms of Art is on view at the Danforth Gallery, located at Jewett Hall, 46 University Drive in Augusta from March 19th to April 1st. Danforth Gallery hours are Mon-Thur 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday 1-4pm. The gallery is CLOSED on Sunday.
 

Higher Forms of Art gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and to experience organizing and installing a major art exhibition.  Students participate in hanging the exhibition and help with planning and organizing the shows opening event. 

Participating Schools, by town and listing art teachers are:

Cony High School, Augusta, Jason Morgan, Kelly Stottler
Edward Little High School, Auburn, Shawn Rice
Gardiner High School, Gardiner, Meg Gipson
Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, Jennifer Paisley
Kents Hill School, Kents Hill Babs Wheelden, Dale Perkins, Rj Jenkins, Cindy McInerney, Dylan Gifford, Chris McInerney
Maranacook High School, Readfield, Tom Ferraro, Jeremy Smith
Monmouth Academy, Monmouth, Laura Damon-Theriault
Richmond High School, Richmond, Jeff Orth

Harlow Gallery’s Higher Forms of Art was produced in partnership with UMA and is sponsored by Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Kennebec Savings Bank.

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Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery are underwritten by our Patron of the Arts sponsor Camden National Bank, and by our season sponsors Capitol Dental Care, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kennebec Savings Bank, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Slates Restaurant and the City of Hallowell.

The Harlow Gallery, located in downtown historic Hallowell, is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in central Maine since 1963.

 
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Higher Forms of Art at UMA’s Richmond Gallery

“Imagination” by Katie Sprague, grade 11, Kents Hill School (detail)

WHAT: Higher Forms of Art, an exhibition of artwork by students from 7 area high schools

WHERE: UMA’s Richmond Gallery, Handley Hall, 331 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330

WHEN: March 4 – April 2, 2016

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesdays & Fridays 12-5pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm (except for Saturday, March 12)

OPENING: Saturday, March 19, 5-7pm, with open house: tour UMA art & architecture studios and classrooms and meet faculty, students and administrators.
 
In celebration of Youth Art Month the Kennebec Valley Art Association is presenting an exhibition of artwork by students from area high schools for the 10th consecutive year; and for the 3rd year in a row, Higher Forms of Art is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta, in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.  Higher Forms of Art is on view at the Richmond Gallery, located in UMA’s Handley Hall at 331 Water Street in downtown Augusta from March 4th to April 2nd. Gallery hours are Wednesdays & Fridays 12-5pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm, with the exception of Saturday, March 12 when the gallery will be closed for an unrelated event.
 
The public is invited to join students and faculty at the opening reception on Saturday, March 19, 5-7pm. The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  UMA’s art and architecture programs are hosting an open house during the opening.
 

Higher Forms of Art gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and to experience organizing and installing a major art exhibition.  Students participate in hanging the exhibition and help with planning and organizing the shows opening event. 


Participating Schools, by town (and listing art teachers) are:

Cony High School, Augusta, Kelly Stottler

Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, Jennifer Paisley

Gardiner Regional High School, Gardiner, Meghann Gipson

Kents Hill School, Kents Hill, Babette Wheeldon

Monmouth Academy, Monmouth, Laura Damon

Richmond High School, Richmond, Jeff Orth


Higher Forms of Art is supported this year by a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation and by our generous sponsors Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kents Hill School, and Rosemary Presnar.

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Higher Forms of Art is a project of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) in partnership with the art and architecture departments of the University of Maine at Augusta. The KVAA is a 501(c)3 membership-based non-profit founded in Augusta in 1958. The KVAA opened the Harlow Gallery at its current location at 160 Water Street in downtown historic Hallowell in 1963, where they have been supporting and celebrating art, artists and community for more than five decades now.

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13th Annual Young at Art Exhibition

Young at Art is our 13th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students from kindgergarten through 8th grade have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery. Each year we invite art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this wonderful celebration of talented young artists and of the importance of arts in education. 

Please join us in celebrating the youngest artists in our community — families with children especially encouraged to attend!

On view February 20 – March 19, 2016 at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell.

Opening Saturday, February 20 from 10am – 4pm.

Due to the high volume of visitors for this show we are asking 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 10am – 4pm:

10am – 12pm – artists in kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade

12-2 pm – artists in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade

2-4 pm – artists in 6th, 7th & 8th grade

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Participating Schools, by town and listing art teachers are:

Farrington Elementary School, Augusta – Sarah Barnum

Lincoln School, Augusta – Robin Brooks

Hussey Elementary School – Anna Tibbetts

Silvio Gilbert Elementary School, Augusta – Sarah Barnum

Chelsea Elementary, Chelsea  – Sandra L Dunn

Hall-Dale Middle School, Farmingdale – Tess Hitchcock

Gardiner Regional Middle School, Gardiner – Stacy Anderson

Laura E. Richards School, Gardiner – Maxine Marquis

Riverview Elementary School, South Gardiner – Maxine Marquis

Helen Thompson School, West Gardiner, Kathi Susi

Hall-Dale Elementary School, Hallowell – Rosemary Ellis

Monmouth Elementary School – Christeen Mudgett

Monmouth Middle School – Kate Harris

Mount Vernon Elementary School, Mt Vernon – Betsy McPhedran

Palermo Consolidated Schools – Kathy Sparrow

Pittston Consolidated Schools – Kathi Susi

Teresa Hamlin School, Randolph – Maxine Marquis

Maranacook Middle School, Readfield- Hope Lord

Readfield Elementary, Readfield – Betsy McPhedran

Marcia Buker Elementary School, Richmond – Tina Wood

Richmond Middle School, Richmond – Jeffrey Orth

Albert S. Hall School, Waterville – Hollie Hilton

Wayne Elementary School – Betsy McPhedran

Whitefield Elementary School – Janna Civottolo

Windsor Elementary School, Windsor – Genevieve Keller


The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3 ​membership-based ​nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community since 1963. It takes a village to help us make Young at Art a reality! Thank you to all the participating art teachers for selecting and preparing the work!

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Young at Art is sponsored this year by Capitol Dental Care,  Dead River Company,  Kennebec Savings Bank, McKee Billings Attorneys and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

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The 2016 exhibition season at the Harlow Gallery has been made possible by our season sponsors: Capitol Dental Care, Camden National Bank, the City of Hallowell, the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank, Rosemary Presnar, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, and by a generous grant from the Quimby Family Foundation.

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KVAA & UMA Collaborate on 9th Annual High School Art Exhibition

In celebration of Youth Art Month the Kennebec Valley Art Association presented Higher Forms of Art, an exhibition of artwork by students from seven area high schools in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.  Higher Forms of Art was on view in the Richmond Gallery in UMA’s Handley Hall at 331 Water Street in downtown Augusta from March 6-28, 2015. Nearly 100 people attended the opening on Friday, March 6 (see pictures below). 

Higher Forms of Art gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and to get a taste of what goes into organizing an art exhibition.  Students participate in hanging the exhibition and help with planning and organizing the shows opening event.  2015 was the 9th year of this annual event celebrating arts in education at the high school level.

Supported by a UMA President’s Grant and by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation
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Higher Forms of Art is a project of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), a 501(c)3 membership based non-profit founded in Augusta in 1958. The KVAA owns and operates the Harlow Gallery in downtown historic Hallowell.

Participating Schools, by town and listing art teachers:

Cony High School, Augusta, Jason Morgan

Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, Jane Higgins

Gardiner Regional High School, Gardiner, Meghann Gipson

Kents Hill School, Kents Hill, Babette Wheeldon

Monmouth Academy, Monmouth, Laura Damon 

Maranacook Community High School, Readfield, Linda Nichols & Jeremy Smith

Richmond High School, Richmond, Jeff Orth

 Photos by Robert Rainey, Assistant Professor of Photography at UMA

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500 Attend Opening of Young at Art 2015

Nearly 500 people attended the opening of Young at Art at the Harlow Gallery on February 28, 2015.

Young at Art, the Harlow Gallery’s 12th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, is showcasing a total of 167 talented students from 24 area elementary and middle schools this year.  

Young at Art is  on view through March 21, 2015 at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell.

For a list of schools and more information, click here.

iPad photos from the opening of Young at Art by Aleana Chaplin & Deb Fahy

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Higher Forms of Art at UMA’s Richmond Gallery

WHAT: Higher Forms of Art, an exhibition of artwork by students from 7 area high schools

WHERE: UMA’s Richmond Gallery, Handley Hall, 331 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330

WHEN: March 6-28, 2015

GALLERY HOURS: Thursdays & Fridays 12-5pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm

OPENING: Friday, March 6, 5-7pm, arrive early for tours of UMA art & architecture studios, classrooms and more from 4-5pm!
 
In celebration of Youth Art Month the Kennebec Valley Art Association is presenting an exhibition of artwork by students from seven nine area high schools for the 9th consecutive year; and for the 2nd year in a row, Higher Forms of Art is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.  Higher Forms of Art is on view in the Richmond Gallery in UMA’s Handley Hall at 331 Water Street in downtown Augusta from March 6-28, 2015. Gallery hours are Thursdays & Fridays 12-5pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm. Please join students and faculty at the opening reception on Friday, March 6, 5-7pm – arrive early for tours of UMA art and architecture studios, classrooms and more from 4-5pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Higher Forms of Art gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and to get a taste of what goes into organizing an art exhibition.  Students participate in hanging the exhibition and help with planning and organizing the shows opening event. 

Participating Schools, by town and listing art teachers:

Cony High School, Augusta, Jason Morgan

Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, Jane Higgins

Gardiner Regional High School, Gardiner, Meghann Gipson

Kents Hill School, Kents Hill, Babette Wheeldon

Monmouth Academy, Monmouth, Laura Damon & Christine Edgecomb-Mudgett

Maranacook Community High School, Readfield, Linda Nichols & Jeremy Smith

Richmond High School, Richmond, Jeff Orth

 

 
Supported by a UMA President’s Grant and by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation
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Higher Forms of Art is a project of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), a 501(c)3 membership based non-profit founded in Augusta in 1958. The KVAA owns and operates the Harlow Gallery in downtown historic Hallowell.

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12th Annual ‘Young at Art’ Exhibition

Young at Art 2015 is our 12th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students in grades K -8 have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery. Each year we invite art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this wonderful celebration of talented young artists and of the importance of arts in education. 

Please join us in celebrating the youngest artists in our community — families with children especially encouraged to attend!

On view February 28- March 21, 2015 at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell.

Opening Saturday, February 28 from 10am-4pm.

Due to the high volume of visitors for this show we are asking 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 10am – 4pm:

10am– 12pm – artists in kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade

12-2 pm – artists in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade

2-4 pm – artists in 6th, 7th & 8th grades

“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”

–Albert Einstein

Participating Schools, by town and listing art teachers are:

1. Lincoln School, Augusta – Robin Brooks

2. Silvio Gilbert Elementary School, Augusta – Sarah Barnum

3. Farrington Elementary School, Augusta – Sarah Barnum

4. Cony Middle School, Augusta – Kelly Halle & Jason Morgan

5. Chelsea Elementary, Chelsea  – Sandra L Dunn

6. Stepping Stones Montessori, Chelsea – Jennifer Cousins

7. Dresden Elementary School, Dresden – Kari McCarthy

8. Laura E. Richards School, Gardiner – Maxine Marquis

9. Gardiner Regional Middle School, Gardiner – Stacy Anderson

10. Hall-Dale Middle School, Hallowell – Jen Paisley

11. Hall-Dale Elementary School, Hallowell – Kari McCarthy

12. Hussey Elementary School, Augusta – Helene Farrar

13. Monmouth Upper Middle School, Monmouth – Mary Pennington

14. Mount Vernon Elementary School, Mt Vernon – Betsy McPhedran

15. Palermo Consolidated Schools, Palermo – Kathy Sparrow

16. Teresa Hamlin School, Randolph – Maxine Marquis

17. Readfield Elementary, Readfield – Betsy McPhedran

18. Richmond Middle School, Richmond – Jeffrey Orth

19. Marcia Buker Elementary School, Richmond – Tina Wood

20. Riverview Elementary School, South Gardiner – Maxine Marquis

21. Albert S. Hall School, Waterville – Hollie Hilton

22. Wayne Elementary School, Wayne – Betsy McPhedran

23. Windsor Elementary School, Windsor – Genevieve Keller

24. Henry L Cotrell School, Monmouth – Christeen Mudgett

The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3 ​membership-based ​nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community since 1963. It takes a village to help us make Young at Art a reality! Thank you to all the participating art teachers for selecting and preparing the work, and special thanks to the administration of Lincoln School, Gardiner Regional Middle School and Hall-Dale Schools for supporting Young at Art this year with a $50 donation each.

Very special thanks to all the artists who participated in our Art-a-thon on February 21st to raise funds in support of this exhibition: Aleana Chaplin, Diesel, Matt Demers, Helene Farrar (board member), Cindy Langewisch, Allison McKeen, Mary Schmaling, Zoë Metztli Yáñez , Kerry Wilkins and especially Caroline Boylston (pictured below at left) who raised over $300!

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Young at Art is sponsored this year by Dead River Company,  Kennebec Savings Bank and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

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Young at Art and everything we do at the Harlow Gallery all year long is made possible by our Season Sponsors:   The Bank of MaineCapitol Dental CareDead River Company, the City of HallowellKennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers

 

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Maine First Lady Ann LePage Presented High School Ceramic Awards

Ten artists from eight Maine high schools earn awards for excellence in ceramics.

Augusta, Maine –  The Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association is currently presenting an exhibition of ceramic art by students from high schools statewide.The First Annual Maine Statewide High School Ceramic Arts Show is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community. 

The First Annual Maine Statewide High School Ceramic Arts Show is on view in the 1st floor gallery space in UMA’s Gannett Building at 331 Water Street in downtown Augusta through April 26, 2014, and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-5pm. Artists from the following schools are participating in the exhibition: Lincoln Academy, Camden Hills Regional High School, Brunswick High School, Windham High School, Massabesic High School, Gardiner High School, Sacopee VAlley High School, Cony High School, Thornton Academy, Scarborough High School, Meesalonskee High School , Richmond High School, Waynflete School and Wiscassett High School.

Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage attended the opening reception as a special guest on Wednesday, April 9 and handed out awards to the following artists:

Functional Pottery:

1st Place – Aiden Fraser – Lincoln Academy
2nd Place – Gabrielle Miller – Thornton Academy
3rd Place – Maeve Donnelly – Waynflete School
4th Place – Gretchen Konitzky – Lincoln Academy
5th Place – Hannah Skvorak – Windham High School

Sculptural Work:
1st Place – Ali Deagnan – Scarborough High School

2nd Place – Rachel Guidon – Brunswick High School
3rd Place – Donna Robichaud – Massabesic High School
4th Place – Kayla Brown – Sacopee Valley High School
5th Place – Owen H. Thompson – Windham High School
 

According to project organizer Russell Kahn, art instructor at Camden Hills Regional High School, “The show sprouted out of a need to highlight students ceramic work in the state of Maine. I saw two dimensional art work being highlighted at the Blaine House and other venues around Augusta but not three-dimensional work.  The whole project started about 2 years ago and I have been working on a venue in and around Augusta and everything finally fell into place this past fall, especially with the help of the people working at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell.  This will be the first year to get the project off the ground and see great work from high school students in the state of Maine in the clay medium.  My hope is to have a show in a larger venue one year in all grades K – 12.  Another inspiration came from a fellow clay instructor Jonathan Mess, who organized a regional show of high school ceramic work in Damariscotta,  commemorating the 25th year of Watershed Ceramics being in Maine.”

The Maine Statewide Ceramic Arts Show has been made possible by support from the University of Maine at Augusta, and by the generous support of Harlow Gallery Season Sponsors:  The Bank of MaineCapitol Dental CareDead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell,  Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings FamilyKennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers.  

A project of the Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association in partnership with UMA and Russell Kahn art instructor at Camden Hills Regional High School.

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Maine Statewide High School Ceramic Arts Show

Green Teapot by  Gwen McKenzie, a senior at Camden Hills Regional High School

1st Annual Maine Statewide High School Ceramic Arts Show 

In celebration of Youth Art Month the Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association proudly presents an exhibition of ceramic art by students from high schools statewide in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.  The exhibition is on view in the 1st floor gallery space in UMA’s Gannett Building at 331 Water Street in downtown Augusta from April 9 – 26, 2014, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 9 from 5 to 7 pm.  The reception is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided.  Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays 12-5pm

According to project organizer Russell Kahn, art instructor at Camden Hills Regional High School, “The show sprouted out of a need to highlight students ceramic work in the state of Maine. I saw two dimensional art work being highlighted at the Blaine House and other venues around Augusta but not three-dimensional work.  The whole project started about 2 years ago and I have been working on a venue in and around Augusta and everything finally fell into place this past fall, especially with the help of the people working at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell.  This will be the first year to get the project off the ground and see great work from high school students in the state of Maine in the clay medium.  My hope is to have a show in a larger venue one year in all grades K – 12.  Another inspiration came from a fellow clay instructor Jonathan Mess, who organized a regional show of high school ceramic work in Darmiscotta,  commemorating the 25th year of Watershed Ceramics being in Maine.  We hope to have a lively show and the opening on the 9th will have certificates and awards being passed out by First lady Lepage.”

The Maine Statewide Ceramic Arts Show has been made possible by support from the University of Maine at Augusta, and by the generous support of Harlow Gallery Season Sponsors:  The Bank of MaineCapitol Dental CareDead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell,  Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings FamilyKennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers.  

A project of the Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association in partnership with UMA and Russell Kahn art instructor at Camden Hills Regional High School.

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11th Annual “Young at Art” Exhibition

 

Young at Art 2014  is our 11th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students in grades K -8 have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery. Each year we invite art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this wonderful celebration of talented young artists.  Schools serving the following cities and  towns have participated in the past (and we hope they’ll all be back this year!) — Augusta, Chelsea, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Manchester, Readfield, Richmond, Monmouth, Palermo and Windsor.

Please join us in celebrating the youngest artists in our community — families with children especially encouraged to attend!

On view March 8-29, 2014 at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine 04347

Opening Saturday, March 8  from 12-5pm.  Due to the high volume of visitors for this show we are asking 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 12-5pm.

12 – 2pm – artists in kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade

2-4 pm – artists in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade

3-5 pm – artists in 6th, 7th & 8th grades

Young at Art has been made possible by everyone who participated in the Art-a-thon and by Cony Middle School PTC, Farrington Elementary PTC, Gilbert Elementary PTC, Hussey Elementary PTC, Lincoln Elementary PTCScrummy Afters Candy Shoppe and Windsor PAWS.  Everything we do at the Harlow is possible due to the generous support of our Season Sponsors:  The Bank of MaineCapitol Dental CareDead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell,  Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers.  

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At UMA’s Gannett Gallery: Higher Forms of Art 2014

Untitled pastel drawing on paper by Veronica Jones, a senior at Maranacook Community High School.

Higher Forms of Art – our 8th year celebrating area high school artists

NEW! this year Higher Forms of Art runs for three weeks and is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta, in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.

WHERE: the Gannett Building gallery, 331 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330

WHEN: March 14-April 5, 2014

OPENING: Friday, March 14, 5-7pm — to view a flickr album of pictures from the opening, CLICK HERE
 
HOURS: noon -5pm Wednesday – Saturday

 In celebration of Youth Art Month the Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association is presenting an exhibition of artwork by students from area high schools for the 8th consecutive year. New for 2014, Higher Forms of Art runs for three weeks and is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.  Higher Forms of Art is on view in the 1st floor gallery space in UMA’s Gannett Building at 331 Water Street in downtown Augusta from March 14 to April 5, 2014. 

Participating are Cony, Gardiner, Hall-Dale, Kents Hill, Maranancook, Monmouth and Richmond High Schools.

Higher Forms of Art gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their work in a professional space, and to get a taste of what goes into organizing a professional art exhibit.  The students participate in hanging the exhibition and planning and organizing the opening night. Please join students and faculty at the opening reception on Friday, March 14 from 5 to 7 pm.  All are welcome!

Kudos to our Curatorial Team:
Cony – Luke Duchart
Gardiner – Abigail Salib, & Mary Rodrique
Kents Hill – Katie Sprague
Maranacook – Rachel Stanley
Monmouth –Tiffany Pease 
Richmond – Mia Hamel
and Aleana Chaplin, Paige Doore and Deborah Klein Fahy

Higher Forms of Art has been made possible by support from the University of Maine at Augusta, and by the generous support of our Season Sponsors:  The Bank of MaineCapitol Dental CareDead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell,  Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings FamilyKennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers.  

A project of the Harlow Gallery / Kennebec Valley Art Association in partnership with UMA. Photos below taken by Robert Rainey on opening night, Friday, March 14, 2014. More at Danforth Gallery Flickr account: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjUF6k7Q

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Higher Forms of Art: our 7th year celebrating High School artists

In celebration of Youth Art Month we’re presenting an exhibition of artwork by students from area high schools, including Cony, Gardiner, Hall-Dale, Kents Hill, Maranancook, Monmouth, Richmond and Winthrop!

The exhibition will be on view March 15-30 at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell.
 
2013 marks our 7th annual exhibition of artwork by area high school students. Higher Forms of Art gives young artists the opportunity to show their work in a professional space, and to get a taste of what goes into organizing a professional art exhibit.  The students participate in hanging the exhibition and planning and organizing the opening night, so please join students and faculty at the opening reception on Friday, March 15 from 5 to 8 pm.  All are welcome!

Young at Art exhibitions celebrating March as Youth Art Month have been made possible by McKee Law of Augusta and by our season sponsors: Bank of Maine, Dead River Company, the City of Hallowell, Milestone Communications and by Kennebec Savings Bank. Please thank all our sponsors for supporting the arts and arts in education!

Digital Self Portrait by Ru Allen, Hall-Dale HS

Image credits
Featured thumbnail: Monochromatic still life by Camilla Jones, Hall-Dale High School
Directly Above: Digital Self Portrait by Ru Allen, Hall-Dale High School
Below: “21Guns” relief sculpture by Genevieve Thomas, Hall-Dale High School

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Community invited to collage at the Harlow

Do you have cabin fever?
We have the remedy for you and your family! 
Come to the Harlow Gallery on Saturday, March 2 from 1-4 pm to experiment with the art of collage! All ages are welcome.

This is an opportunity to make a piece of art from all those mementos you have saved in a drawer or box — old calendar photos, wrapping paper, ticket stubs, or whatever –, now is the chance to put them to good use. We will supply guidance, glue, scissors, and markers. Please bring those aforementioned mementos along with paper, fabric, or  anything else you might want to use on your collage. Glue guns, e-xacto knifes, and more scissors would also be helpful.

This is a free event but donations are always welcome. The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

 This event takes place during our annual Young at Art exhibition of artwork by students in grades K-8 from schools in the greater Augusta region, so children are especially welcome (attended by a parent or caregiver please). It will be an enjoyable and creative experience for all!

Made possible by by our season sponsors: Bank of Maine, Dead River Company, the City of Hallowell, Milestone Communications and Kennebec Savings Bank. Please thank all our sponsors for supporting the arts and arts in education!

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2011 Collage by Peggy Cope Mascher celebrating Johnson Hall
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Young at Art: 10th year of celebrating art by area students in grades K-8

Young at Art 2013 is our 10th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students in grades K -8 have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery. Each year we invite art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this wonderful celebration of talented young artists.

Please join us in celebrating the youngest artists in our community — families with children especially encouraged to attend.

Young at Art exhibitions celebrating March as Youth Art Month have been made possible by McKee Law of Augusta and by our season sponsors: Bank of Maine, Dead River Company, the City of Hallowell, Milestone Communications and by Kennebec Savings Bank. Please thank all our sponsors for supporting the arts and arts in education!

The exhibition, on view February 23 – March 9, 2013, is free and open to the public.

Two opening receptions will be held on Saturday February, 23rd:

noon – 2 pm for families and friends of artists in grades K-4

2-4 pm for families and friends of artists in grades 5-8

The receptions are free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided.

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Children’s music by Woody Guthrie presented by Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb

This Land is Your Land’ current black and white photographic exhibit continues to celebrate and commemorate the life and contributions of American folk legend with a free public concert for children (and adults) on November 11th at 2 pm at the Harlow Gallery.

The very talented Maine duo, Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb will be performing a wide selection of the songs Woody Guthrie wrote specifically for children. Dave and Bob have been performing together for 40 years and bring not only their master level of musical talent but also their deep admiration and love of Woody Guthrie’s music to the gallery.

Woody Guthrie may well be the most important folk songster of his century. In this the centennial year, Dave and Bob have been touring throughout New England with their own production ‘Woody’s A Hundred’. Engaging folks young , old and in between with guitar, banjo, harmonica and their warm exploration of the times and culture that Woody and America were experiencing, this concert promises to enlighten and brighten a Sunday afternoon. Many of the songs are interactive and encourage participation so be prepared to move and sing!

Free and open to the public, but donations to the gallery are most appreciated.

 

photo by Ed Lefkowicz

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Work by Cony High School Art Students now on view at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta

Exhibition on View:  May 7 to July 7, 2012 – free and open to the public

Location: Lobby Gallery (former ATM space) at 45 Memorial Circle in AugustaHours: 9am to 9pm daily (the exhibition can be viewed without entering the building and is lit at night)

The public is invited to visit the lobby gallery at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta to enjoy artwork by Cony High School Independent Study Art Students Colton Brann, Kelly Clark, Charlie Eames, Marissa Eldridge, Erin Ludwig, Chantel Wellman, Talisan Greaton, Jon Caron and Sabrina Poulin from now through July 7, 2012.   The exhibition, in the former ATM lobby of the 45 Memorial Circle (also known as the “Preti-Flaherty building”), is viewable from outside the building from 9am to 9pm daily. Sponsored by the Kennebec Valley Art Association.

The artist are all seniors who have been working independently since January under the guidance of Jason Morgan and Kelly Halle of Cony High School Art Department, focusing on personal goals in art of various media.
Colton Brann has been working 2D and 3D, ranging from highly detailed color pencil drawings to equally detailed ceramic pieces such as his Radiohead, 2012. He has taken all the fine art classes offered at Cony and plans to continue his education to become an art educator.
 
Kelly Clark hasn’t taken an art classes since her Art One class her freshman year. During this semester she has bloomed as an artist with her pen and ink drawings and her paintings called the Mitosis Series.
Erin Ludwig has a similar story with little art experience. During her independent study, she has explored various subjects in painting and created expressive sculptures of trees with wire and clay.
Chantel Wellman has been involved with the art department the last four years. She has experience in all media offered at Cony, choosing to focus on painting abstracted images inspired from nature and the human form.
Charlie Eames has focused in clay for his past art experience at Kents Hill. Now back at Cony, he has found his passion in drawing and painting with his abstracted figurative work.
Sabrina Poulin has focused on clay with Ms. Halle this year and is working with sculptural forms fused with color. She too hasn’t had much art experience until this year.
Marissa Eldridge has worked in multiple media and has done the same for her independent study work. She has worked in clay to complete her butterfly piece, painted expressive portraits, and is currently working out a figurative piece.
Jon Caron has found his passion in clay and choose to also work as an independent study student with Ms. Halle. He has always been involved in the arts at Cony and has participated in Cony’s Art Club.
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Harlow Gallery: Hallowell

March 19, 2012

Harlow Gallery working with visual art educators

Nancy Barron, Program Director at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell has helped to create a connection with local visual art educators to form a group called Art Educators’ Initiative. Recently Nancy answered questions for meartsed readers. Since this is a great model for other communities please share this post with your local galleries so they can think of possibilities for communities throughout Maine.   Read more…

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Young at Art: A Showcase of K-8 Graders’ Artwork

Please join us for Young at Art, our 9th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students in grades K -8 have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell.  Each year the Kennebec Valley Art Association invites art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this wonderful celebration of young artists.

The opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Friday March, 16th from 4-7 pm at the Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell.  The opening is free and open to the public, and will include refreshments.  Please join us in celebrating the youngest artists in our community — families with children especially encouraged to attend. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, March 31st, free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday – Saturday noon to 6pm.

22 schools are participating this year! including:

Lincoln Elementary, Helen Thompson School, Hall-Dale Elementary, Palermo Consolidated School, Laura E. Richards School, Dresden Elementary, Marcia Buker Elementary, Stepping Stones Montessori, Pittston Consolidated School, Farrington Elementary, Readfield Elementary, Hussey Elementary, Chelsea Elementary, TC Hamlin Elementary, Riverview Community School, Windsor Elementary, Monmouth Middle School, Hall-Dale Middle School, Gardiner Regional Middle School, Richmond Middle School and Cony Middle School.

 

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Young at Art exhibitions celebrating March as Youth Art Month have been made possible by our season sponsors, the Bank of Maine, Dead River Company, the City of Hallowell and Kennebec Savings Bank.   In addition, the following local businesses and individuals sponsored Young at Art events at the Harlow Gallery.  Please thank all our sponsors for supporting arts and arts in education!

Larry Brown of Rome

Karen Johnson, CPA of Augusta

McAllister Real Estate of Hallowell

Perry McCourtney of Hallowell

McKee Law of Augusta

Frank O’Hara & Jane O’Rourke of Hallowell

Katy Perry of Hallowell

Tim Horton’s of Augusta
 

 

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Seven High Schools participating in Higher Forms of Art

In celebration of Youth Art Month we’re presenting an exhibition of artwork by students from seven six area high schools, including Cony, Gardiner, Hall-Dale, Kents Hill, Maranancook, Monmouth and Richmond.
The exhibition will be on view March 2-10 at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. Join students and faculty at the opening reception on Friday, March 2nd from 5 to 8 pm.  All are welcome!
2012 marks our 6th annual exhibition of artwork by area high school students. Higher Forms of Art is meant give young artists an opportunity to show their work in a professional space, and to get a taste of what goes into organizing a professional art exhibit.  The students will participate in hanging the exhibition and planning and organizing the opening night and provide food and entertainment for the opening.
Higher Forms of Art will be followed by Young at Art, a showcase of artwork by Central Maine students in grades K-8, on view at the Harlow Gallery March 16-31.   Please join the Kennebec Valley Art Association in celebrating the work and talent of the youngest artists in our community at the Harlow Gallery in March!

Young at Art exhibitions celebrating March as Youth Art Month have been made possible by the following:

Larry Brown of Rome

Karen Johnson, CPA of Augusta

McAllister Real Estate of Hallowell

Perry McCourtney of Hallowell

McKee Law of Augusta

Frank O’Hara & Jane O’Rourke of Hallowell

Katy Perry of Hallowell

Tim Horton’s of Augusta