Higher Forms of Art • Now – February 23, 2020
Through Kennebec Valley Art Association, students from regional high schools showcase their artwork at the UMA Danforth Gallery.
AUGUSTA – For the past 14 years, Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), through the Harlow Gallery, has provided emerging high school artists the opportunity to display their artwork in a professional gallery space. The annual exhibit, Higher Forms of Art, allows high school and homeschool students to organize and install their own art show for the public. This is the seventh year that the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) has partnered with KVAA to present the exhibition in the Charles Danforth Gallery.
The exhibit is available for viewing by the public now through February 23. A public reception, with the artists and their art instructors in attendance, will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (If needed, snow date is Monday, Feb. 24 from 4-6 pm)
Artists’ work covers a range of media from drawing to photography, from painting to sculpture. Students from the following area high schools are participating in this year’s exhibition:
Cony High School, Augusta
Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale
Kents Hill School, Kents Hill
Maine Arts Academy, Sidney
Maranacook Community High School, Readfield
The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.
A Bachelor of Arts in Art opens the door for a variety of career opportunities including professional practice and exhibiting; creative economy and entrepreneurship; design in publications, exhibitions, and advertising; media and digital content creation in entertainment or business; and cultural and community collaborations.