Archive for Hallowell

The Harlow Presents Works by Andre Benoit

The Harlow in Hallowell presents a solo exhibition of mixed media artworks by Andre Benoit of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. His solo show of multidimensional works is on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. 

Andre talks about his work, inspiration, and process: “My intent as an abstract assemblist sculptor is to represent the human form and iconic motifs with repurposed wooden remnants. The origin of the components of my constructs is from a myriad of sources and environments, where the workmanship of hand or machine and exposure to the out of doors or ocean has created contours and patina respectively that catch the eye and entertain and maintain the interest of the viewer, as often do the stories of acquisition of requisite wooden materials. Since the expansion of representation from plein air oil painting over 35 years to wooden assemblage sculpture, what now captures my attention and involvement in creativeness, is not a fore, mid or background but rather a single piece of wood.“ 

Andre Benoit Solo Show  is on view in the downstairs gallery in tandem with Art and The Land,  a juried group show celebrating the Kennebec Land Trusts 30th Anniversary on view in the upstairs gallery. Both shows are on view October 25-November 30, 2019.

The Harlow seeking art for “Art and the Land”

 

The Harlow, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking art for their upcoming exhibition “Art and the Land” – an open call juried show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the KLT. Art and The Land will be on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell.  Entries will be juried by staff members from The Harlow and the KLT.

The KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming. To learn more about the KLT and for a full listing of their properties please visit www.tklt.org.

Call for Art

The Harlow, in partnership with the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking art for their upcoming exhibition “Art and the Land” – an open call juried show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the KLT. Art and The Land will be on view October 25-November 30, 2019 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell.  Entries will be juried by staff members from The Harlow and the KLT. 

The KLT works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming. To learn more about the KLT and for a full listing of their properties please visit www.tklt.org.

The Harlow presents Women.Respond!

“1 in 6 Women” by Kaylin Cook

 

The Harlow presents Women.Respond!, a group art exhibition on view August 2-September 7, 2019 at 100 Water street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception and party on Friday, August 2, from 5-7pm – featuring live music by Bait Bag and performance by Shaunna Rai.

The exhibition resulted from an open call to artists of all identities and backgrounds to submit work responding to the following: Body image, male sexual misconduct, discrimination, gender identity, likeability are just a few of many issues women are faced with on a daily basis. As a woman, how do you respond artistically to current events? If you are a person who does not identify as a woman – what attributes do you think are essential for defining female-ness in today’s world? Is it a fluid line? 

 

“Domestic” by Norma Johnsen

 

Women.Respond! highlights responses by over 40 Maine artists working in a wide range of media including painting, video, ceramics, fiber art, photography, mixed media, and more. Submissions were juried by a curatorial committee comprised of Deb Fahy, and Amy Peters Wood, and fine art and museum consultant Daphne Anderson Deeds. 

 

“Mask” by Dani Cournoyer

 

A list of participating artists by town is as follows:

Appleton: Lisa Mossel Vietze

Augusta: Paula Anastasio, Marie Palluotto, Valerie Porter

Bangor:Samantha Bullard

Belfast: Melissa Kelly

Biddeford:Cheryl Lichwell

Brunswick: Mae Billington, Felice Boucher, Pam Smith

Buxton: Kaylin Cook

Canton: Kelly Christopher

Cape Elizabeth: Maryjane Johnston

Center Lovell: Jeanne Ouellette

Cumberland: Meryl Ruth

Embden: Cindy Taylor Clark

Fairfield: Robin Duperry

Falmouth: Anne Strout

Farmington: Ann Arbor, Sandra Stanton

Gardiner: Elizabeth Bryson

Hallowell: Laura Endres, Cassie Rodrigues

Jefferson: Suzanna Lasker

Lincolnville: Petrea Noyes

Litchfield: Anita Clearfield

Monmouth: Lynn Murphy

Orr’s Island: Catherine Gibson

Parkman: Crystalline Hartford

Peaks Island: Norma Johnsen

Portland: Andrea Ferreira

Portland: Andrea Ferreira

Rochester, NH: Beth Wittenberg

Rockland: Victoria Marsh

South Gardiner: Alix Barron

South Paris: Ellen Rawding

South Portland: Kerrin Parkinson

Wayne: Sally Wagley

Winthrop: Nancy Emerson Lund

Woolwich: Martha Miller

York: Dani Cournoyer, Alicia Ethridge

 

Bait Bag

 

Women. Respond! is on view in the upstairs gallery in tandem with Formations – a group ceramics exhibition which is on display in the downstairs gallery August 2-September 7, 2019.

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. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

The Harlow Presents ‘Formations’ and ‘Women.Respond!’

Brooke Hoerner

 

The Harlow, located in Hallowell Presents Formations + Women. Respond!. On view from August 2 – September 7. An opening reception will be held on August 2 from 5-7.

Formations showcases handmade ceramics from over 30 local artists working in a range of styles and techniques including utilitarian, decorative, traditional, contemporary, and more. The exhibition culminated from an open call for ceramic work and was juried by local clay artist Tyler Gulden and Harlow staff. 

 

Dani Cournoyer

 

Women.Respond! highlights responses by over 40 Maine artists working in a wide range of media including painting, video, ceramics, fiber art, photography, mixed media, and more. Submissions were juried by a curatorial committee comprised of Deb Fahy, and Amy Peters Wood, and fine art and museum consultant Daphne Anderson Deeds. 

The exhibition resulted from an open call to artists of all identities and backgrounds to submit work responding to the following: Body image, male sexual misconduct, discrimination, gender identity, likeability are just a few of many issues women are faced with on a daily basis. As a woman, how do you respond artistically to current events? If you are a person who does not identify as a woman – what attributes do you think are essential for defining female-ness in today’s world? Is it a fluid line? 

The Harlow Presents ‘Formations’

“Fireflies” by Brooke Hoerner of Bowdoinham

 

The Harlow presents Formations, a group exhibition of ceramic artwork on view August 2-September 7 at 100 Water street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, August 2, from 5-7pm. 

 

“A Little Help” by Cheryl Lichwell of Biddeford

 

Formations showcases handmade ceramics from 29 local artists working in a range of styles and techniques including utilitarian, decorative, traditional, contemporary, and more. The exhibition culminated from an open call for ceramic work and was juried by local clay artist Tyler Gulden and Harlow staff.

 

“Untitled” by Cathie Cantara of Kennebunkport

 

A list of participating artists by town is as follows:

Augusta: MJ Palluotto, Cassie Sano, Rachael Wilson

Bath: Heather O’Neil

Belfast: Jean Hardy, Russell Kahn

Belgrade: Lizzie Malvicini

Biddeford: Cheryl Lichwell

Bowdoinham: Brooke Hoerner

Brunswick: Melissa Bardsley

Brunswick: Lisa Evans

Cumberland: Meryl Ruth

Farmingdale: Barbara Loken

Hallowell: Ru Allen, Malley Weber

Kennebunkport: Cathie Cantara

Kents Hill: Dylan Gifford

Kingfield: Penelope Hall

Madison, Wisconsin: Juliette Walker

Newcastle: Liz Proffetty

Orr’s Island: Catherine Gibson

Portland: Vicki Fox, Patricia Harrington

South Portland: Kimberly Bentley

Topsham: Lonie Laffely Ellis

Waterville: Justin Knaus-Tucker

Windsor: Robbi Fritz Portela

Woolwich: William Flood, Dan Gehan

Formations is on view in the downstairs gallery in tandem with Women. Respond! – a group show which is on display in the upstairs gallery August 2-September 7, 2019.

 

Dishes by Lizzie Malvicini of Belgrade

 

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. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

The Harlow Opens Registration for Ceramic Workshop: Chawan Tea Bowls

 

Registration is now open for The Harlow’ upcoming ceramic workshop, Chawan Tea Bowls, lead by Jeremy Smith on Saturdays, August 3 and 10, 1-4pm. The workshop will take place at Hallowell Clay Works located at 157 Water Street, Hallowell. This workshop is held in conjunction with Formations, a ceramics exhibition on view August 2-September 7 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell.

Jeremy Smith is a local ceramic artist and art educator. Over the course of two sessions, participants will be hand-building a series of chawans (tea bowls). All materials are provided but students can bring stamps or other small objects for texturing the stencils – such as a leaf or pinecone to press into the walls of the chawan. Jeremy Smith, has two decades of experience working with people of all ages in the ceramic arts. Students will pick up their fired pieces at the Harlow during open hours.

Register online at harlowgallery.org/tea-bowl-workshop or call 207-622-3813. Registration deadline is 6pm on Wednesday, July 31.

All materials included. Tution: $85 Members / $100 Non-Members. Space is limited to 12 students. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No previous experience necessary.

Fundraiser Event for The Harlow

Judith Schuppien

 

The public is invited to attend The Harlow’s Barn Party, a fun and unique fundraising event taking place Saturday, June 29, 2019 in East Winthrop.

During the day, 15 Artists will be making artwork on location in response to the numerous beautiful, historic barns of Old Village Road in East Winthrop. (See below for listing of participating artists.) The artwork produced from the day will then be up for bids during a silent auction fundraiser to benefit programming at the Harlow, a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.

 

Jeanne Ouellette

 

From 4-7pm, all are invited to congregate at the host barn (location will be disclosed to ticket holders) for an after party and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Harlow. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Bidding for the silent auction will be open 4:45-6pm. Proceeds from the silent auction will be split 50/50 between the Harlow and the artists.

Tickets are $25 for member or $30 for non members. Get tickets at harlowgallery.org/barn-party-fundraiser or call 207-622-3813.

A listing of participating artists is as follows:

Augusta: Valerie porter

Brunswick: Rebecca Hedgpeth

Hallowell: Paul Cyr, Angie Blevins

Lisbon Falls: Robert Kahler

Lovell: Jeanne Ouellette

Manchester: Edward Buonvecchio, Helene Farrar

Pittston: Judith Schuppien

Somerville: Nathan Allard

Waldoboro: Lisa Kyle

Waterville: Gale Davison

West Gardiner: Kay Morris, William Cesario

Winthrop: Penny Markley

The Harlow presents The Places in Between

“The Discovery,” acrylic on canvas, Tom Ferrero

The Harlow presents The Places in Between, a solo exhibition of paintings by Tom Ferrero of Vienna, Maine. The Places in Between is on view June 21-July 27, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist at an opening reception on Friday, June 21, 5-7pm.

The Places in Between is a series of paintings that explore blurred boundary lines and subjects in transition. These works depict people on the verge of a discovery, objects in a state of decay and locations that straddle two worlds. The work is hopeful, sometimes somber and intentionally mysterious.

After an early career as a metal artist and jewelry professor at NSCAD University, Tom Ferrero made the transition to fine art painting in 2013. In 2016 he moved to Maine year round and now works part-time as an Art Instructor at Maranacook Community High School. He also instructs silversmithing classes at a nearby children’s camp where he will be celebrating his 16th season. Tom’s jewelry work has garnered international recognition, has shown in galleries around the world and has taken top prizes in the field. His artwork has been published in 16 books featuring fine craft. His work has been on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine and was most recently presented in Maine Magazine with the tagline, “Showcasing 91 of Maine’s most collectable artists.” You can view more of Ferrero’s work by visiting his website, www.TomFerreroStudio.com or by following him on Instagram, @Tom_Ferrero_Studio.

The Places in Between is on view in the upstairs gallery in tandem with Striped, The Harlow’s Summer Member’s show which is on display in the downstairs gallery June 21-July 27, 2019.

The Harlow presents “Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards: HYPERTEXTURE”

Kill Your Television by Ian Trask

The Harlow presents “HYPERTEXTURE”, a two-person art exhibition featuring work by Topsham artists Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards. The exhibition is on view May 10-June 15, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, May 10, 5-7pm.

Two artists explore the landscape between the physical and the virtual, weaving a dialogue between their personal mediums. Ian Trask creates art out of the forgotten world of the material, recombining discarded bits of society into objects of mystery and reverence. Andrew Elijah Edwards transmutes light through the electronic moving image to explore the imaginal and subjective worlds. In HYPERTEXTURE, the two intertwine their practices, forming an exhibition expressing aesthetics of wild complexity in the meeting between the physical and the virtual, the inner and the external. As these two flows meet they spin off intricate eddies of texture and light. Through a series of personal and collaborative projects ranging from sculptural to video to the combination of the mediums through projection mapping and photogrammetry (in which the virtual is physicalized and the physical virtualized) Hypertexture exhibits a range of works created in dialogue and collaboration.

Objects From The Other Dimension by Andrew Elijah Edwards

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. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.