ON VIEW: MARCH 29-MAY 4 | OPENING: FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 5-7PM
The Harlow presents a solo exhibition of work by Joe Klofas of Bridgton, on view March 29-May 4, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The exhibition pays tribute to Klofas who ran the Harlow’s weekly figure drawing group for over 20 years. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm.
The exhibition coincides with True to Life, an exhibition highlighting work by artists from the Harlow’s weekly life drawing group which is on view March 29-April 27 in the downstairs gallery. The public is invited at attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, March 29, 5-7pm.
“For nearly four decades I have been interested in drawing the human figure. All of the figure drawings in this show are done from a model. I also spend a lot of time drawing the plants and weeds in our garden, and the fields and rocks and trees in the woods behind our house. Most of my drawings are graphite on paper and all are done in the presence of the subject. I have been a member of The Harlow for almost 30 years. I also ran the Sunday figure-drawing group for 23 of those years. The gallery has been a very important part of my art life. It has given me and other artists in Maine the chance to show our work in what has become one of the premier spaces for art in our state. “
The Harlow’s life drawing group has met for over 25 years. Joe Klofas ran the group from 1995 until 2017. Before Joe took over, it was run by Mark Poirier. It is currently being organized by Sandra Stanton and Penny Markley. The Harlow’s figure drawing group meets every Sunday beginning at 7pm. All are welcome. For more information please click here.
The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.
Joe Klofas’ Solo Exhibition is sponsored by Kennebec Valley Art Association.
2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National Bank, 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.