On Thursday, the 12th of September at 6pm, author/illustrator Sandra Palmer Fish of West Gardiner is presenting the monthly Arttalk at the Harlow. Sandra will share her latest book Peace by Piece and lead a discussion about the theme of the book as well as the process of creating it. Some of the artists who illustrated the joy-filled book about peace will also be present to discuss techniques used to create the illustrations – mosaic collages created from tiny pieces of recycled magazine pages.
The Harlow Gallery’s ArtTalk series is sponsored by The Bank of Maine, a local Maine business and long-time supporter of the Harlow. Bank locally! Your $3 suggested donation supports arts programming at the Harlow Gallery.
Sandra Palmer Fish is a certified teacher with a BS in Elementary Education. Peace by Piece is the second book she has published. Sandy travels to schools, libraries, churches, and other interested groups to share her books and oftentimes leads art workshops for the participants to create their own artwork. The book is part of an ongoing peace project started in 2007 to generate discussions about peace through art. Proceeds from sale of the book benefits organizations which educate children, the future leaders of our world communities. Sandra has taught as a classroom teacher and then later as a volunteer with youth sports, church groups, school newspapers, youth drama groups, Destination ImagiNation, and other groups who have asked for her time and energy. During her free time, Sandy enjoys creating children’s literature and various artisan crafts such as making braided and hooked rugs, knitting, quilting, as well as new hobbies shared by friends. Her favorite pastime, however, is spending time with her family. She has traveled all around the country with them, and they all agree….there’s no place like home!