Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr. – Patron of the Arts

Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr. – Patron of the Arts

 Nancy Barron, Brooks Harlow, Deborah Fahy & Nancy Bixler at the Harlow Gallery in 2011. Photo by Michael Hudak.

The Harlow family has a long history of supporting the Harlow Gallery, dating from the Kennebec Valley Art Association’s 1963 purchase of the building at 160 Water Street in Hallowell.   When Mrs. Genevieve Harlow Goodwin of Connecticut heard about the KVAA’s efforts to raise funds to open the first art gallery in the greater Augusta region, she donated the balance needed to purchase the building.  Mrs. Goodwin asked that the new gallery be named in memory of her father, Dr. George A. Harlow, a doctor who was born in Augusta in 1867 and died in 1950.  Mrs. Goodwin’s nephew, Mr. Brooks Harlow Jr. has been a member of the Kennebec Valley Art Association since 1982, and carries on the family tradition of supporting the arts in Maine to this day.

Mr. Harlow has committed to a give $10,000 annually in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in support of our executive director, Deborah Fahy’s new full-time position. This is a matching gift, you can help by donating today! Click here to give a gift online via Paypal now, the Kennebec Valley Art Association’s Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and your gift will not only be matched, it is also tax deductible in accordance with current tax law!

Mr. Harlow resides in Florida.

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