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Young at Art Exhibit

February 11, 2016

Harlow Gallery Presents 13th Annual

Study of Leonid Afremov’s “The City By The Lake” by Hall-Dale Elementary School students will be on display as part of Harlow Gallery’s “Young at Art” K-8 exhibition on view February 20 - March 19, 2016.

Study of Leonid Afremov’s “The City By The Lake” by Hall-Dale Elementary School students will be on display as part of Harlow Gallery’s “Young at Art” K-8 exhibition on view February 20 – March 19, 2016.

HALLOWELL, ME – The 13th annual Young at Art 2016 exhibition of children’s artwork will be on display at Harlow Gallery from February 20 to March 19, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine. In this exhibition area students from kindergarten through 8th grade have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery. Each year the Gallery invites art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this wonderful celebration of talented young artists and of the importance of arts in education.

The public is invited to celebrate the youngest artists in our community — families with children are especially encouraged to attend. Young at Art will be on view at Harlow Gallery from February 20 – March 19, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, February 20 from 10am – 4pm.

Due to the high volume of visitors for this show it is requested that participating artists and their families attend according to the following schedule. Families with more than one artist participating can choose to attend whichever time works best for them. Visitors not affiliated with a participating artist are welcome anytime between 10am – 4pm:

  • 10am– 12pm – artists in kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
  • 12-2 pm – artists in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
  • 2-4 pm – artists in 6th, 7th & 8th grade

Participating Schools, by town and listing art teachers are:

Farrington Elementary School, Augusta – Sarah Barnum

Lincoln School, Augusta – Robin Brooks

Hussey Elementary School – Anna Tibbetts

Silvio Gilbert Elementary School, Augusta – Sarah Barnum

Chelsea Elementary, Chelsea  – Sandra L Dunn

Hall-Dale Middle School, Farmingdale – Tess Hitchcock

Gardiner Regional Middle School, Gardiner – Stacy Anderson

Laura E. Richards School, Gardiner – Maxine Marquis

Riverview Elementary School, South Gardiner – Maxine Marquis

Helen Thompson School, West Gardiner, Kathi Susi

Hall-Dale Elementary School, Hallowell – Rosemary Ellis

Monmouth Elementary School – Christeen Mudgett

Monmouth Middle School – Kate Harris

Mount Vernon Elementary School, Mt Vernon – Betsy McPhedran

Palermo Consolidated Schools – Kathy Sparrow

Pittston Consolidated Schools – Kathi Susi

Teresa Hamlin School, Randolph – Maxine Marquis

Maranacook Middle School, Readfield- Hope Lord

Readfield Elementary, Readfield – Betsy McPhedran

Marcia Buker Elementary School, Richmond – Tina Wood

Richmond Middle School, Richmond – Jeffrey Orth

Albert S. Hall School, Waterville – Hollie Hilton

Wayne Elementary School – Betsy McPhedran

Whitefield Elementary School – Janna Civottolo

Windsor Elementary School, Windsor – Genevieve Keller

The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3 ​membership-based ​nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community since 1963. It takes a village to help us make Young at Art a reality! Thank you to all the participating art teachers for selecting and preparing the work!

Young at Art is sponsored this year by Capitol Dental Care, Dead River Company, Kennebec Savings Bank, McKee Billings Attorneys and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

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 a generous grant from the Quimby Family Foundation.

On View: February 20 – March 19, 2016

Opening: Saturday, February 20th, 10am-4pm

Where: 160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Contact: Allison McKeen, PR & Documentation, 207-622-2813,


Monhegan for Art Teachers

February 5, 2016

Two week residency opportunity

Applications are being accepted for the Monhegan Artists’ Residency for Maine artists. In addition to two five-week residencies on Monhegan Island for Maine-based visual artists, the program offers a two-week residency for a Maine art teacher. The residency program provides living quarters, studio space, and a $150 per week stipend. The two 5-week residencies run in late spring and early fall.

Nathaniel Meyer, Wreck of the Venus, 2013, oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

Nathaniel Meyer, Wreck of the Venus, 2013, oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

Four years ago, recognizing the need to support artists who teach in Maine schools, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation (MARC) expanded its offerings by adding the 2-week residency in mid-summer to accommodate artists tied to a school-year schedule. This is a unique opportunity for art teachers, providing time and space for them to reflect on, experiment, or develop their art while living in an artistically historic and beautiful location. Quality of art work is the primary criterion for selection. Artists-teachers compete on equal footing with other applicants. There is no requirement to produce a body of work or to relate the experience to classroom teaching.

The three past artist-teacher recipients are: Nathaniel Meyer (2015), who teaches at Lewiston High School (; printmaker Scott Minzy (2014), art instructor at Erskine Academy in South China, Maine (; and Melinda Campbell (2013), retired from teaching but still active as an artist.

The application deadline for all three residencies is March 15, 2016. This year applications for the residency program are being accepted on-line only. For guidelines, a history of the program, and a list of past residents, visit Applicants will be notified by April 15th of the jury’s decision.

The residency program is aimed at visual artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, or the digital arts. An important goal of the program is to enhance the careers of serious artists who have yet to gain wide recognition. The jury of art professionals this year includes MARC board member and artist Sissy Buck, Polly Saltonstall, editor of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and noted collector of contemporary Maine art, and artist Duncan Hewitt, whose retrospective exhibition is currently on view at the Portland Museum of Art.

Founded in 1989, MARC is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by donors, art galleries, corporate sponsors, and major foundation grants. For more information please contact Susan Danly at or


MALI Update

February 1, 2016

Leadership initiative moving forward

Several Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Teacher Leaders are presenting workshops throughout the state. Many will be on the schedules for the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) conference and the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State conference.

The MAEA conference will be on Saturday, April 9, Lewiston Middle School, 8:30 – 3:00. Registration will be available in the near future at All-State will be held at UMaine, Orono, May 19 and 20. Registration is available now at

IMG_3762 2MALI Leadership Team met this past Friday and Saturday at Husson University for their annual retreat to reflect on the feedback from phase 5. Even though phase 5 is still underway the team had plenty of feedback from the Teacher Leaders. It was a great meeting and rough ideas for phase 6 are being considered. In March MALI Teacher Leaders will come together to take the preliminary work to the next level of planning. In early spring a call for Phase 6 Teacher Leaders will be announced. Please watch this blog and the Maine Arts Education List-serv for information.

Karen_Montanaro_135x135During the retreat the team also had the privilege of having dancer Karen Montanaro present her drafted TED talk. Many of you know Karen and are aware of her commitment to performance. To hear her speak on arts education and see the passion in her whole self was a special treat. Her performance is thought provoking. Karen is interested in providing the talk for others. Please contact her at if you are interested in bringing a group together to hear it.

JohnMorris_135x135In addition, John Morris, Dancer educator and MALI Teacher Leader facilitated work on creativity. John created comprehensive resources on creativity that are available on the MALI Resource Bank at If you are looking for a way to communicate with your school staff (arts or other content) John’s resource provides guidelines that can help provide the opportunity. Please check out the creativity resource that he created called Creativity in Education: Discussion Group Format at If you have any questions please contact John at

Screen Shot 2016-01-30 at 7.39.26 PMMALIs future looks bright due to the commitment of many extraordinary Maine visual and performing arts educators. It continues to be a thrill to work with the MALI folks including the thoughtfulness of the Leadership Team members:

  • MALI co-founder Rob Westerberg, music educator, York High School
  • MALI co-founder Catherine Ring, Executive Director New England Institute for Teacher Education
  • MAEA representative Suzanne Goulet, Waterville High School Art Educator
  • MMEA representative Pam Kinsey, K-12 Music Educator, Easton Schools
  • Kate Smith PreK-3, Central Ele School, South Berwick Music Educator
  • Theresa Cerceo K-12, MSAD 33 in Frenchville / St Agatha school district, Visual Art Educator
  • Beth Lambert, Visual and Performing Arts Specialist, Maine Department of Education
  • Barbara Vinal, IMG_3749 2IMG_3745

Brunswick Junior High School

January 31, 2016

Family Art Night – February 5, 5 to 7:30, cafeteria

Family Art Night 2016


Student Art Exhibit

January 29, 2016

Tidemark Gallery – Waldoboro

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Van Gogh Animated

January 6, 2016

Interesting work

Double V: Van Gogh and Vermeer – Vincent Van Gogh Self-Portrait and Girl with a Pearl Earring


Art in the Dark

December 16, 2015

Don’t miss it – December 21 – Boothbay Regional High School

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 6.52.47 PMThe Intermediate/Advanced Art program of Boothbay Region High School has put together a production of visual art, including student created poetry and accompanied by music. The class is very excited to share their work and joy with the community. The art will be displayed one night only, December 21, 2015, at 7:00 PM on the outside wall of the high school gymnasium. Everyone is invited and admission (and hot cocoa) are free! Snacks will also be available (for sale). Please join us for the exciting  premier of “Art in the Dark”!


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