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?
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.
A list of participating artists by town is as follows:
Appleton: Lisa Mossel Vietze
Augusta: Paula Anastasio, Marie Palluotto, Valerie Porter
Belfast: Melissa Kelly
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
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.