Harlow Gallery receives grant from the Maine Community Foundation to celebrate 25 years of land conservation

Harlow Gallery receives grant from the Maine Community Foundation to celebrate 25 years of land conservation

Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hallowell, Maine — The Harlow Gallery recently received a  $4,060 grant from the Maine Community Foundation to support an art exhibition in October 2014 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT).  Maine artists are invited to create art depicting or inspired by any of the land trust properties that are open to the public. A complete list is available on the KLT website at http://www.tklt.org/land/land.htm.   

Email submissions from artists are being accepted through September 1, 2014. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including Kennebec Land Trust founder Jym St. Pierre, with staff from the KLT and the Harlow Gallery. For complete details on how to enter, vist http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-celebrating-the-klt-25th-anniversary/

The art exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell from October 10 through November 1, 2014, with a public reception on Sunday, October 12th to coincide with a related art opening at Slates Restaurant — (details coming soon!). Proceeds from art sales during the exhibition will benefit the Kennebec Land Trust and community arts programming at the Harlow Gallery. 

About the Kennebec Land Trust

Established in 1988, the Kennebec Land Trust works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. The Trust protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming.

KLT has partnered with landowners in 21 communities to protect more than 4,800 acres on 60 properties through land donations, fee purchases, and conservation easements. Volunteers have constructed 37 miles of trails on KLT land and developed informative brochures and maps of KLT properties that encourage visitors to learn about and enjoy Kennebec County’s natural landscape.

Most properties are open to the public for walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, enjoying nature … and creating art! 

About the Harlow Gallery

The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Founded in 1963, the Harlow Gallery’s mission is to connect and celebrate art, artists and community.

About the Maine Community Foundation

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundationpartners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities.  For more information, visit www.mainecf.org or call 1-877-700-6800.

March 2014

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