“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)
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 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.