The Harlow will kick off 2020 with “Potluck of Both Worlds,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Keri Kimura of Southwest Harbor.

The exhibit will showcasesa dynamic range rich textures and vibrant colors and is on view Jan. 10 through Feb. 8, at 100 Water St. in Hallowell.

An opening reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.

Kimura is a visual artist, she studied painting at Smith College, the Glasgow School of Art, and the New York Studio School. She moved to Maine in 2015 and set up a studio in her home where she paints full-time during the winter months. This spring she spent a month as a resident at The Golden Foundation for the Arts in upstate New York.

This year Kimura’s work also will be shown at The Painting Center in New York City, Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Swallowfield in Southwest

“When I moved to Maine, I became interested in the way nature has a kind of handwriting that combines pattern and chaos. The way the veins of leaves are mirrors of one another and the anarchy with which they are carried and laid down in a breeze. The way it is obvious when this handwriting has been disturbed, when humans have changed the balance. Around the same time I also began learning to sew. I have memories of my mother and grandmother making quilts when I was a small and I wanted to tap into that history of hand work.
Painting for me has always been as much about process as anything else. These paintings came out of both these worlds. The landscape here, the serenity and strangeness and patterns and magic of the natural world. And also playing with textiles and layering color and weavings and the way things are intertwined. These are paintings about connectedness and exploration and mysteries and trees,” Kimura said, according to a news release from the gallery.


In conjunction with this exhibition, The Harlow will host an introductory workshop on abstract art.

Learn more and register at

Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

For more information, call 622-3813.

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