“Homecoming” Opens Saturday, November 21st to Saturday, January 2nd

“Stone Man Falling” by Abbott Meader, Acrylic and Charcoal on Rag Paper

“Homecoming” a vibrant art exhibition featuring artworks created during the Pandemic  by members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association housed at the Harlow Gallery, will be on display November 21st, 2020 through January 2nd, 2021. “Homecoming” and a return to home is a commentary on the need and resiliency of making art in solitude fostering resiliency and comfort during  these challenging times. The KVAA invited its members to answer the call regarding how the pandemic has affected their creative practice in this exhibition in extended statements to be shared online and in the gallery.

Over 50 works in painting, sculpture, fine and digital printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media and more from twenty six artists from across Central Maine. Participating Artists include:  Amy Kustra of Freeport,  Jane Higgins of Winthrop, Diane Woodworth of Hermon, Elizabeth Luckcraft of Smithfield, Andre Benoit of Boothbay, Christine Sullivan of Hallowell, Lynne Lyons of China, Penny Markley of Winthrop, Judith Schuppien of Brunswick, Jen Hickey of Waterville, Nancy Keenan Barron of South Gardiner, Alix Barron of South Gardiner, Michael Stevenson of Augusta, Kid McGuire of Augusta, Renae Moran of Wayne, Dianne Horton of Swanville, Bruce Armstrong of Manchester, Kit Munroe of Waterville, Ellen Freed of Hallowell, Laura Endres of Hallowell, Jeanne Finley of Garland, Abbott Meader of Oakland, Helene Farrar of Manchester, Robin Brooks of Topsham, and Camille Davidson of Readfield. 

The Harlow is a recipient of great kindness, as Artist Michael Stevenson has offered a hundred percent of the sale of his piece “Sheltered In Place” to the gallery as support.

Artist Ellen Freed shared, “ Day turned into weeks then, into months. We’ve had eight months of worries, changes, losses, observations, and recalculating our lives. I’ve found more time to walk, sit down, draw, photograph, process, and sew. Working on these pieces has given me a way to find peace admist the chaos.” 

The public is invited to attend the exhibition on Saturdays 11 am to 4 PM and by appointment.

This show will be open for viewing from the public on Saturdays only from 11 to 4 PM and by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to see the exhibitions beyond these hours, we request you email us at harlowgallery@gmail.com

Due to concerns relating to the Pandemic, we will not be having our regularly scheduled artist reception. We will however work towards getting this show online on our website, via email marketing, social media platforms, and email marketing. If you are interested in helping us do so, please reach out to us via email harlowgallery@gmail.com

By Camille Davidson