On View: April 19-28, 2017 | Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 5-7pm
The Harlow Gallery presents a retrospective exhibition and sale of works by Maine physician, poet and artist, Hector Arrache. The retrospective is on view April 19-28, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm. Arrache passed away unexpectedly in April of 2016. His family has generously donated a large body of his work to the Harlow for the purpose of benefiting the non-profit gallery that Hector frequented for over 25 years. Works will be on display with a suggested retail price or best offer.
Hector was known for his colorful and sometimes graphic images that evoked the sensibilities of his homeland. He painted traditional portraiture, still lifes and landscapes, but also painted images with religious and mythological themes. Arrache’s response when asked about his paintings, “I am Mexican and we have different customs, such as a belief in witchcraft and celebrations for the dead. I am Catholic and I am also a doctor; I have seen a lot of blood in my life. My work reflects all of these things.”
Hector Arrache was born in 1927 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was an Orthopedic Surgeon who graduated from the University of Mexico with a medical doctorate and practiced Orthopedic Surgery in Connecticut and Maine. He was also an artist and poet. Hector did his first painting at age 7 and pursued drawing during his college years. Arrache was a frequent participant in exhibits at The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell and a member of a gathering there simply known as The Tuesday Morning Artist’s Group. This group originally met to practice portraiture; however, it evolved into other painting practices such as plein air painting and members provided critiques of one another’s work at the end of each session. Hector was also a frequent participant in life drawing at the Harlow and participated in many exhibits there. For the past 25 years painting has been a passion for him.
Some venues where Arrache exhibited his work include The Harlow Gallery, Lewiston-Auburn College Atrium Art Gallery in Auburn, and the York Art Association in York, Me. His work is included in the juried Maine Artists Registry at the Maine Arts Commission.
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.
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.