October’s Second Sunday presents The Clothesline Project during the exhibition Transforming Violence II: It Takes a Community. On Sunday, October 11th from 2-4pm come to the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street to speak out against domestic violence by creating t-shirts using words and artwork with staff from The Family Violence Project of Augusta. Participants may take their shirts home or display them on a clothesline installed in the gallery as part of Transforming Violence II through October 24th.
The Clothesline Project has been bearing witness to violence against women for over 25 years. According to their website, “It started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.” Please join us and be a part of The Clothesline Project in Hallowell, Maine on October 11th.
T-shirts and decorating materials provided free of charge.
Mark your calendars and look forward to activities on the second Sunday of every month at the Harlow. SECOND SUNDAYS bring artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art. Most events are perfect for families, and all are welcome, but children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult. These sessions take place every 2nd Sunday from 2 to 4 pm 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. Let’s get creative together!
The Harlow Gallery’s Education Committee hosts SECOND SUNDAYS, a monthly series of free community art-making events sponsored by The Bank of Maine. If you have an idea for a future Second Sunday event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II” and related events are funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a grant from the Kay E. Dopp Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.