The work of 14 artists who have been partnered with central Maine farms since early spring will be on view at the Harlow Gallery through the month of October. The public is invited to meet both artists and farmers at an opening reception on Friday, October 5th from 5-8pm; light refreshments, created and grown locally, will be served. CSA: Community Supporting Arts, will be on view October 5-27. Many thanks to our generous sponsors Johnny’s Selected Seeds, (a way cool, employee owned local Maine business) and by KVAA board member Marie Giguere.
Participating artists are: Kate Barnes of Oakland , Susan Bickford of Newcastle, Aleana Chaplin of Gardiner, Kim Christensen of Albion, Matt Demers of Gardiner, Kerstin Engman of Liberty, Tyler Gulden of Walpole, Christine Higgins of Readfield, Kelsey Kobik of Portland , Scott Minzy of Pittston, Maina Handmaker of Brunswick, Petrea Noyes of Lincolnville, Jamie Ribisi-Braley of Manchester and Emily Trenholm of Portland.
CSA: Community Supporting Arts is a project of the Harlow Gallery and the Kennebec Valley Art Association in partnership with the Kennebec Local Food Initiative, an organization based in Gardiner, Maine that strives to strengthen community food security through access, education, information and advocacy. CSA: Community Supporting Arts has been made possible by grant funding from the Maine Community Foundation, the Maine Arts Commission, the Davis Family Foundation and by donors to our online Indiegogo fundraising campaign.