SECOND SUNDAYS: Sacred Dance 6/12

June’s Second Sunday event, Sacred Dance with expressive arts therapist Maryam Mermey will be held Sunday, June 12th from 2-4pm.

June’s Second Sunday event, Sacred Dance with expressive arts therapist Maryam Mermey will be held Sunday, June 12th from 2-4pm. All are invited to learn songs and dances from different faith traditions. Inspired by colored, silk scarves we are also going to choreograph our own Sacred Dance. All ages and abilities are welcome!

About Second Sundays: Mark your calendars and look forward to activities on the second Sunday of every month at the Harlow. These events bring artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art as well as looking at art and discussing it. These workshops are opportunities to both try something new and sharpen old skills – they are open to everyone; form beginners to  professional artists and everyone in between. Most events are perfect for families, and all are welcome. Children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult. These workshops take place every 2nd Sunday from 2-4pm at the Harlow Gallery, and are free and open to the public. Some materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well.

The Harlow Gallery’s Education Committee organizes and hosts SECOND SUNDAYS, our monthly series of free community art-making events sponsored by Camden National Bank.

Donations and sponsors to support gallery programs like Second Sundays are welcome. The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit so your gift is fully tax deductible in accordance with current tax law. If you have an idea for a future Second Sunday event, please email us at


Sunday, July 10, 2-4PM: Clay Figures with Malley Weber

Come create clay figures using paper clay. Learn how to make small armatures and the benefits and uses of paper clay. All work will go home with you that day, no need to fire. Be as creative and intricate as you desire. All ages welcome.

Sunday, August 14 2-4PM: Spacial Dynamics and Mandalas: Exploring Space in Movement and Art with Rose Swan and Jeremy Clough. 

“Space is not a silent void. Space speaks. Its language is movement.” ­ Jaimen McMillan. Come explore the space around you in an embodied creative process. Through the media of both movement and art, we will explore the language of space. Experience Spacial Dynamics movement practices and then move into the medium of colored pencils and paper to draw mandalas. No movement or art experience necessary. All ages welcome.

Sunday, September 11, 2-4PM: Paper + Scissors = Incredible Paper Cuts with Leslie A. Miller

Paper cuts are made by young and old almost all over the world. In our short two hours we shall investigate many forms of this craft, and then try our hand with various tools and papers. Sharing knowledge of our own experiences is always a welcome part of our get togethers. All ages welcome.

Sunday, October 9, 2-4PM: Who Says You’re Not a Poet? with Bob MacLaughlin

If you think you can’t write poetry, October’s Second Sunday is for you. Forget everything you think you don’t know, and just show up. Can’t spell? Forget it. Not so good with grammar? Forget it. Don’t know any poetic forms? Forget that, too. All you need is your big bag of experiences and unique way of seeing the world. The rest will take care of itself. You might even have fun. All ages welcome.

Sunday, November 13, 2-4PM: The Artist’s Book ­ It’s a Foldable World!  with Cynthia Ahlstrin

Come learn to make beautiful multiple page book forms without the use of glue. We’ll learn to create books that fold and flutter. We’ll then move on to complete our books with Japanese ­styled Wrap Covers. No book making experience is necessary. All ages welcome.

Sunday, December 11, 2-4PM: Snowflakes with Cassie Bouton

Join us for a peaceful, calming, family-friendly activity amidst a busy and sometimes stressful season. Learn how to make basic cut-outs or more ornate and advanced paper cutting techniques. All ages welcome.


The 2016 exhibition season at the Harlow Gallery has been made possible by our season sponsors:Capitol Dental Care, Camden National Bank, the City of Hallowell, the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank, Rosemary Presnar, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, and by grant funding from the Quimby Family Foundation.