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Block Printing Class

January 28, 2017

Harlow Gallery

So cool to see that Scott Minzy (a former student of mine) who teaches visual art at Erskine Academy is teaching a printmaking class at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. The news release is below with all the details!

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-12-27-40-pmFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Fast, Cheap and Easy: an Unorthodox Block Printing Primer” Lead by Scott Minzy at Harlow Gallery

When:  First session: Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7pm.  Second Session: Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7pm.

Where: Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Contact: Allison McKeen, Marketing Manager, 207-622-2813, kvaa@harlowgallery.org,

Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members + $25 materials fee

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HALLOWELL, MAINE — Harlow Gallery presents a two part workshop “Fast, Cheap and Easy: an Unorthodox Block Printing Primer”, lead by Scott Minzy.  The printmaking workshop is 7-9pm on Tuesdays and is split into two 4-week sessions and is hosted by Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell.

The first 4-week session is scheduled for February 7, 14, 21, and 28 and the second 4-week session is scheduled for March 7, 14, 21, and 28. Tuition per session is $50 for KVAA/Harlow Gallery members or $60 for non-members (paid to Harlow Gallery) plus a $25 supplies fee (paid directly to instructor on the day of the event.) Participants are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions.

Learn the technique behind creating bold and striking prints in a class suitable for all levels of experience. We will explore design principles of relief images, carving techniques, inking, and printing. Participants will have the experience of working with foam, rubber, wood and linoleum blocks learning the different qualities of each material. Most importantly this class will teach participants how to print at home without a press. These easily printed blocks make great postcards, propaganda posters, subversive illustrations and of course, fine art prints. Scottminzy.com

For more information visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

The Harlow Gallery, home of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.

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CSA II: Community Supporting Arts

July 27, 2016

Call for Artists and CSA Farmers

Deadline to submit applications: September 1, 2016 at 11pm.

Where: 160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Contact: Allison McKeen, PR & Documentation, 207-622-2813, kvaa@harlowgallery.org
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CSA 2012: Artist Kate Emily Barnes was paired with Grassland Organic Farm in Skowhegan

CSA 2012: Artist Kate Emily Barnes was paired with Grassland Organic Farm in Skowhegan

HALLOWELL, ME – In 2012 the Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, organized the first Community Supporting Arts (CSA) project to connect Maine’s artist and farming communities, two vibrant and idealistic groups that are key to our state’s unique sense of place. The CSA project was a huge success and the Harlow Gallery is thrilled to be bringing it back in 2017.

For more information about CSA 2012 visit http://harlowgallery.org/csa-community-supporting-arts-overview/

The Harlow Gallery is seeking 10 Maine artists to participate in CSA II  to be paired with 10 Maine farms. Each artist will seek inspiration in his or her counterpart’s life, work, landscape, ideals and challenges over the course of the 2017 growing season and create work based on their experiences and observations.  Partnering farmers will be those operating CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) farms. A CSA farm offers shares at the beginning of the growing season and then provides fresh, seasonal food on a regular basis to each shareholding household throughout the growing season. Community Supported Agriculture is a grassroots response to the growing social and environmental problems of our modern industrial food system.

To submit your application or learn more please visit: http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-and-farmers-csa-2/

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Any Ideas?

March 12, 2016

Put your good ideas on the table

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 9.06.38 PMCall for Exhibition Proposals for Harlow Gallery – Due April 1, 2016

Deadline to Submit: April 1, 2016 at 11PM.
Contact: Allison McKeen, PR and Documentation, 207-622-2813, kvaa@harlowgallery.org

Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery are chosen from among proposals submitted by the Maine arts community. We welcome your ideas for upcoming shows, and it couldn’t be simpler to submit a proposal with our simple paperless proposal process via email. Our exhibition committee meets twice annually to review submissions, so while we accept proposals anytime, please keep the April 1st and October 1st deadlines in mind if you’d like your proposal to be reviewed in a timely manner.

Maine artists or artists with a strong Maine connection are our primary focus. Please note we do not have a budget for travel or art shipping costs, and artists “from away” would need to take full responsibility for transporting their work to and from Maine.

Proposed exhibitions may be solo, group or themed-open, invitational or juried. We generally limit solo shows to one per year, therefore submissions for small group shows are encouraged, or themed shows open to submissions from other artists.

Our mission is to connect and celebrate art, artists and community.

For more information and to submit your proposal visit the following link:  http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-exhibition-proposals-wanted/

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Higher Forms of Art

February 25, 2016

10th Annual High School Art Exhibition presented by KVAA & UMA

What: Higher Forms of Art, an exhibition of artwork by students from area Maine high schools
Where: UMA’s Richmond Gallery, Handley Hall, 331 Water St, Augusta
Exhibition on view: March 4 – April 2, 2016
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays & Fridays 12-5pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm
Opening reception: Saturday, March 19, 5-7pm, with UMA art & architecture studios open house
Contact: Allison McKeen, KVAA/Harlow Gallery PR & Documentation, kvaa@harlowgallery.org, 207-622-3813

“Imagination” by Katie Sprague, Grade 11, Kents Hill School

“Imagination” by Katie Sprague, Grade 11, Kents Hill School

In celebration of Youth Art Month the Kennebec Valley Art Association is presenting Higher Forms of Art, an exhibition of artwork by students from area high schools for the 10th consecutive year. Higher Forms of Art is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta at the Richmond Gallery, in UMA’s Handley Hall at 331 Water Street in downtown Augusta from March 4th to April 2nd. Gallery hours are Wednesdays & Fridays 12-5pm, and Saturdays 10am-1pm. The public is invited to join students and faculty at the opening reception on Saturday, March 19, 5-7pm. The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. UMA’s art and architecture programs are hosting an open house during the opening.

Higher Forms of Art gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and to experience organizing and installing a major art exhibition.  Students participate in hanging the exhibition and help with planning and organizing the shows opening event. For the 3rd year in a row, Higher Forms of Art is being presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta, in the spirit of connecting and celebrating art, artists and community.

Participating Schools, by town (and listing art teachers) are:

Cony High School, Augusta, Kelly Stottler

Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, Jennifer Paisley

Gardiner Regional High School, Gardiner, Meghann Gipson

Kents Hill School, Kents Hill, Babette Wheeldon

Monmouth Academy, Monmouth, Laura Damon

Maranacook Community High School, Readfield, Linda Nichols & Jeremy Smith

Richmond High School, Richmond, Jeff Orth

Higher Forms of Art is supported this year by a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation and by our generous sponsors Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kents Hill School, and Rosemary Presnar.

Higher Forms of Art is a project of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) in partnership with the art and architecture departments of the University of Maine at Augusta. The KVAA is a 501(c)3 membership-based non-profit founded in Augusta in 1958. The KVAA opened the Harlow Gallery at its current location at 160 Water Street in downtown historic Hallowell in 1963, where they have been supporting and celebrating art, artists and community for more than five decades now.

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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, kvaa@harlowgallery.org

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Cony and UMA Collaboration

November 1, 2015

Digital Photography Course

University of Maine at Augusta and Cony High School are collaborating for the first time this fall by teaching a digital photography class that students enrolled in as college and high school students, known as duel enrollment. The course is supervised and team-taught by UMA’s Professor Robert Rainey with Jason Morgan, one of two visual arts teachers for Cony 7-12 grades. The Digital Photography Course is currently enrolls 22 Cony Juniors and seniors on Cony’s campus. This is during a time when art at Cony is struggling to reach all grades offering a comprehensive art program for students who want to pursue visual art careers. The collaboration provides a course in photography that hasn’t been offered at Cony and bridges both institutions preparing students for higher education. The course is 1 high school and 3 credits in college.  It is an Aspirations course available for junior and seniors.

“light-painted selfies” on display at Harlow Gallery Nov 6-28

“light-painted selfies” on display at Harlow Gallery Nov 6-28

Recently, the photography students took a field trip to UMA’s photography facilities as duel-enrollment UMA/ Cony English students visited English classes and took a tour of the UMA campus including an artist talk by Professor Peter Precourt on his work currently displayed at UMA’s Danforth Gallery, “The Katrina Chronicles.”

The photography students participated in a four-hour workshop creating photograms in a traditional wet lab darkroom. Also, students photographed long exposure “selfies” in UMA’s studio lighting studio. Each 30-second selfie was a collaboration of five students lighting one another with the LED’s from their smart phones. Students held the pose on the floor for 30 seconds as participants outlined their bodies and painted whimsical swirls of lights, wings, and flowers. The “Exquisite Drawings” will be exhibited at the upcoming Harlow Gallery exhibition “Maine Artists Creating Art on Computers” opening November 6th, 5-8 pm and runs until the 24th.

The UMA/ Cony Photo students are out in the Kennebec Valley Community taking their newly learned or refined skills shooting events such as Cony’s Spirit week and exhibiting at Harlow’s, “Transforming Violence II.”

The images from the UMA Cony Day, photo student work will be on display at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, as part of their “Transforming Violence II” exhibit, November 6-28.

Cony students in UMA’s Lighting Studio preparing for “light drawing”

Cony students in UMA’s Lighting Studio preparing for “light drawing”

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Cony students listen to Peter Precourt’s artist talk in UMA’s Danforth Gallery

Cony student, Jacklyn XXX listens to Senator Roger Katz speaking on legislation regarding domestic violence

Cony students listen to Senator Roger Katz speaking on legislation regarding domestic violence

Exhibiting Cony students with art teacher Jason Morgan in front of their painting, “Breaking the Chain” now on show at Harlow’s, “Transforming Violence II”Danforth Gallery

Exhibiting Cony students with art teacher Jason Morgan in front of their painting, “Breaking the Chain” now on show at Harlow’s, “Transforming Violence II”Danforth Gallery

Thanks to Cony art teacher Jason Morgan for providing this information. If you’d like to contact him please do so at jason.w.morgan@augustaschools.org. If you’d like to share information on what you’re doing with your students please email me at argy.nestor@maine.gov.

 

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Call for Artists

April 24, 2014

Inspired by Katahdin at the Harlow Gallery in November

Hallowell, Maine — The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to submit work to the upcoming exhibition Inspired by Katahdin to be presented in partnership with brothers David & Carl Little in November 2014.

Artist and author David Little has long been inspired by Maine’s tallest mountain, so much so that he wrote a book,  Art of Katahdin: The Mountain, the Range, the Region published by Down East Books in 2013. The book follows a historic timeline using art inspired by the majestic mountain, as well as a collection of Katahdin literature, photography, graphics, maps and more, and was edited by Carl Little.

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This November, the Harlow Gallery will exhibit a selection of works by artists featured in the book, and are inviting submissions from Maine artists inspired by the majestic Maine mountain.  Submissions are being accepted via email through October 1, 2014 and will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including Art of Katahdin author and artist David Little, author and editor Carl Little, and staff from the Harlow Gallery.

The exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine November 7-29, 2014. The  public reception on Friday, November 7, 5-8pm will featuring a book signing with David & Carl Little.

Info for Artists
1. Deadline for email submissions is 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

2. Original fine art in any media is welcome, including hand-pulled prints, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass, and fiber art.

3. Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state.  Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.

4. The entry fee is $10 for members of the Harlow Gallery/ Kennebec Valley Art Association or $20 for non-members. Non-members may join the Harlow Gallery when submitting and pay the member rate. Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art for consideration (please note that the fee is per artist, not per work of art).

For complete information about submitting your work, and to learn about more opportunities for artists in 2014, please visit the Harlow Gallery online at www.harlowgallery.org.

For more information:  Nancy Barron or Deb Fahy at 207-622-3813, kvaa@harlowgallery.org, www.harlowgallery.org

Image: The cover of Art of Katahdin: The Mountain, the Range, the Region by David Little, edited by Carl Little. Courtesy of Down East Books.

Deadline for Electronic Submissions:  October 1, 2014 at 11pm

Exhibition dates:  November 7 – 29, 2014

Opening reception & book signing: Friday, November 7, 5-8pm
Gallery Hours:  Wednesdays – Saturdays noon to 6pm
Location:  160 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine 04347

THE STUDENT CONNECTION

In addition to the call for art from artists there is also a call to student artists to submit. Please check it out http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-celebrating-the-klt-25th-anniversary/,    http://http://harlowgallery.org/howard-hill/ (the second link is a call to join other artists to create on site as part of the KLT partnership. Please take a look when you have a chance!

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