The Harlow presents Tactile, a juried art exhibition featuring work by 26 artists, on view September 7-29, 2018 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Spanning both floors of the gallery, Tactile pays homage to the decorative, domestic and utilitarian roots of textile art, while emphasizing the application of textile techniques for the purpose of communication and expression.The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, September 7, 5-7pm.

The exhibition represents a wide range of techniques including stitching, weaving, felting, and more. Tactile features work both large and small, 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional, abstract and representational, made of synthetic as well as natural materials, made by hand as well as by machine, “pure” textile as well as mixed with other media.

Participating artists are listed alphabetically by town as follows:

Bruce Armstrong
Debra Arter
Julianne Carle
Dianne Chicoine
Betsy Cook
Holly Dominie
Ellen Freed
Elyse Grams
Julie K. Gray
Ruthanne Harrison
Christine J. Higgins
Elizabeth Hunter
Jana Keith-Jennings
Ruth Le Grove
Tori Marsh
Michelle McCutcheon
Susan Mills
Maggie Muth
CE Nilles
Wendy Rose
Leia Scotton
Sally Wagley
Nelda Warkentin
Emily Werner
Emily Woodbury
Catherine Worthington

Tactile is sponsored by Forgotten Chocolates and Chris and Karissa Walsh.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

The Harlow is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of HallowellKennebec Savings BankThe Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard PressCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at LawScrummy Afters Candy ShoppeSlates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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