HALLOWELL — Harlow Gallery will present Young at Art, the 15th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, at 100 Water St. The exhibit will be on view March 7-24, with a public reception scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

During this exhibition students from kindergarten through grade 8 will have their work on display in the professional setting of the gallery.

The exhibit 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 7-24, with an opening reception scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9.

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

2018 marks the second year that the gallery is integrating homeschool student artwork in the exhibit.

Because of the high volume of visitors for the opening reception, the gallery asks that participating artists and their families attend according to the following schedule: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., grades kindergarten through grade 2; 12:30-2 p.m., grades 3-5; and 2-3:30 p.m., grades 6-8.

Families with more than one participating artist can choose to attend whichever time works best for them. Visitors not affiliated with a participating artist are welcome anytime.

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; and

• Helen Thompson Elementary School, Kathi Susi.

Homeschool students from the greater Augusta area:

• Laura E. Richards, Maxine Marquis;

• Manchester Elementary School, Rachael Wilson;

• Marcia Buker Elementary School, Kayleigh Caldero;

• Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Nicole Blake;

• Palermo Consolidated School, Kathy Sparrow;

• Pittston Consolidated School (School Administrative District 11 ), Kathi Susi;

• Readfield Elementary School, Nicole Blake;

• Richmond Middle School, Jeff Orth;

• Riverview Community School, Maxine Marquis;

• Theresa C. Hamlin School, Maxine Marquis;

• Wayne Elementary School, Nicole Blake;

• Whitefield Elementary School, Hollie Hilton; and

• Windsor Elementary School, Genevieve Keller.

Young at Art is sponsored by Capitol Dental Care, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kennebec Savings Bank, Redfin and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

The Harlow Gallery is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of Hallowell, Kennebec Savings Bank, The Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard Press, Capitol Dental Care, Chris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Slates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Art.

For more information, call 622-3813.

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