HALLOWELL — Harlow Gallery will present “Young at Art,” the 15th annual exhibition of children’s artwork and first annual “Young at Art” show to be held at their new location, 100 Water St. “Young at Art” will be on view March 7 to 24, with a public reception from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Students from kindergarten through grade eight will have their work on display.

“Young at Art” will coincide with “PLAY,” a juried group exhibition of artwork inspired by children’s artwork, which will be on view in the upstairs gallery March 7 to 24, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9.

Each year the Harlow 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 community celebration of talented art students and of the importance of arts in education.

2018 marks the second year that the gallery is integrating home-school student artwork in the exhibit. Families with children are especially encouraged to attend.

Due to the high volume of visitors for the opening reception for “Young at Art,” the gallery asks 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 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:  Kindergarten, first and second grades.


12:30 to 2 p.m.: Third, fourth and fifth grades.

2 to 3:30 p.m.: Sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Participating schools, by town and listing art teachers are: Albert S. Hall School, Lisa Wheeler; Chelsea Elementary School, Sandra Dunn; Dresden Elementary School, Jae-Eun Pilsbury; Gardiner Regional Middle School, Stacey Anderson; Hall-Dale Elementary School, Rosemary Ellis; Hall-Dale Middle School, Tess Hitchcock; Helen Thompson Elementary School, Kathi Susi.

Home-school students from the local area: Manchester Elementary School, Rachael Wilson; Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Nicole Blake; Readfield Elementary School, Nicole Blake; Richmond Middle School, Jeff Orth; Wayne Elementary School, Nicole Blake.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

“Self-portrait” by Pearl, kindergarten, Dresden Elementary School.

“Reeses” by Charlotte, grade three, Marcia Buker Elementary School.

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