HALLOWELL — Harlow Gallery will present “Doors: Art & Poetry from LINC and WSC,” featuring the work of artists and poets from the Living in the Community Wellness Center in Augusta and the Waterville Social Club.

The exhibit, on view from Oct. 28 to Dec. 3, at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, is free and open to the public. The opening reception is set for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, will feature a reading from a just-published book of art and poetry by club members.

Community artist Natasha Mayers and poet Lee Sharkey edited and curated the book and the exhibition. The “Doors” exhibition and related projects have received grant support from Maine Community Foundation and the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

The artists and poets whose work is represented in the show and book include Debbie Bryand, Ken Bryant, Stephen Carmody, Ruth Cohen, Cheryl Corliss, “Dante,” Cindy Dow, Sheri Haywood, Ron Howard, Frances Jennings, Michael Martin, Daniel Moores, Robert Nutting, Wendell Oakes, Mark Shedd, Ted Silva, Charles Stratton, Kim Thorpe,

Their candid and original drawings, paintings and poems reflect joy, pain, bemusement, despair, hope, passion, curiosity — the full range of human vision and responses. The work speaks from the heart with graphic eloquence and moves us to a deeper appreciation of both the uniqueness and the commonality of human experience.

The LINC and Waterville clubs are supported by Motivational Services, Inc., a non-profit mental health organization offering programs to meet the needs of people with severe and prolonged mental illness in Kennebec County, and funded by DHHS (Adult Mental Health Services-Peer Support Office) and United Way. Club offerings include art and writing workshops, recreational and educational activities, cultural events, workshops on daily living skills, crafts projects, opportunities for volunteerism, and participation in the club’s advisory board.

For more information, call the gallery at 622-3813.


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