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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