Higher Forms of Art | UMA’s Danforth Gallery

“2 People in a Room”, Riley Schacter, 9th Grade, Maranacook Community High School

Sunday, March 10 weather update: UMA is open this afternoon so we are going ahead with today’s reception 3-5pm. Please travel at your own discretion based on weather conditions in your area.



On view at UMA’s Danforth Gallery, located at Jewett Hall, 46 University Drive in Augusta

​In celebration of Youth Art Month the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) announces the 13th annual Higher Forms of Art exhibition of artwork by students from area high schools presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta for the 6th year in a row. Higher Forms of Art gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and offers students the experience of organizing and installing a major art exhibition. Higher Forms of Art is on view February 22-March 20, 2019 at the Danforth Gallery, located at Jewett Hall, 46 University Drive in Augusta. Danforth Gallery hours are Mon-Friday 9am-5pm. The public is invited to attend a reception for the artists and their art instructors on Sunday, March 10 from 3-5pm. 

Area Maine high schools participating in Higher Forms of Art this year are:

Cony High School, Augusta
Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale
Kents Hill School, Kents Hill
Maine Arts Academy, Sidney
Maranacook High School, Readfield
Richmond High School, Richmond
Wiscasset Middle High School, Wiscasset

The KVAA’s annual Young at Art K-8 Exhibition and Barb Loken: 50 Years of Art are also on view during the month of March at the Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell.

The Harlow is home of the KVAA, a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community. They have owned and operated the Harlow Gallery in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. 

The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

The UMA Art Program is an interdisciplinary program focused on multiple areas of the visual arts, including traditional and new media. Courses include art history, ceramics, drawing, media arts, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.  Those studying at UMA will find ways to express ideas visually and learn to problem-solve, collaborate, and think critically.  These skills allow a UMA graduate of the Arts Program to be uniquely ready to respond to the needs of the future and, as an artist, contribute to new and evolving economic and social realities.

Higher Forms of Art is sponsored by: Capitol Dental Care, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kennebec Savings Bank, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.


The Harlow is supported by the City of Hallowell, Dirigo Capital Advisors, Kennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


2019 Season Sponsors are Capitol Dental Care, Chris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Art.