Join us for a FREE screening of two films from the Maine Masters film series on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. We’ll be watching profiles of Maine artists Lois Dodd and Harold Garde. Movie fans are welcome to stay after the screening for a discussion of the film led by members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association.
If you have comfy folding chairs bring them along, because seating at the Harlow is limited to metal folding chairs. Movie Nights at the Harlow are free and open to the public.
Lois Dodd (born 1927) is a nationally known painter recognized for her intimate, poetic, painterly approach to landscape motifs (including quarries), the nude and floral subjects. She first came to Maine in 1951 and now divides her time between Cushing, ME, New York City and New Jersey.
Harold Garde (born 1923) taught for many years before retiring to Maine in 1984. His energy and artistic vigor have had an enormous impact on the community of Maine artists. A painter and printmaker, he often works in series, focusing on figures and faces, chairs and kimonos. He lives in Belfast, ME and in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
The MAINE MASTERS PROJECT is an award-winning video series sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, a not-for-profit educational organization established in 1975 with three chapters meeting monthly. The Maine Masters Project was begun in 1999 and has created an ongoing series of profiles of some of Maine’s most distinguished and often less recognized visual artists who articulate the importance of art making. There are currently nine completed DVDs (see Artist DVDs) with five more in production. A consistent theme throughout the videos is that art making enhances our culture by encouraging people to think and feel more deeply. For more more information on the Maine Masters film series visit www.mainemasters.com.