Higher Forms of Art | Feb. 22 – Mar. 20

Through Kennebec Valley Art Association, students from regional high schools showcase their artwork at UMA Danforth Gallery

Exhibit On Public Display: February 22nd – March 20th, 2019

Public Reception: Sunday, March 10th from 3:00–5:00pm, Charles Danforth Gallery

AUGUSTA – For 13 years, The Harlow, Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) has been celebrating Youth Art Month by providing 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 sixth year that the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) has partnered with KVAA to present the exhibition in the Charles Danforth Gallery.

The exhibit will be available for viewing by the public from February 22 to March 20.  A public reception will be held on Sunday, March 10 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm with the Maine emerging artists and their art instructors in attendance.  

Artists’ work covers a range of media from drawing to photography, from painting to sculpture.  The following are the participating high schools, listed with the art instructors:

Titled '2 People in a Room' from Higher Forms of Art exhibit, Photo Courtesy of Danforth Gallery.
Titled ‘2 People in a Room’ from Higher Forms of Art exhibit, Photo Courtesy of Danforth Gallery.

Cony High School (Augusta), Jason Morgan, Kelly Stottler;

Hall-Dale High School (Farmingdale), Jennifer Paisley;

Homeschooled, Marcy Fullmer;

Kents Hill School (Kents Hill), Babs Wheelden, RJ Jenkins, Dylan Gilford;

Maine Arts Academy (Sidney), Sonja Fraser;

Maranacook High School (Readfield), Jeremy Smith and Tom Ferrero;

Richmond High School (Richmond), Jeff Orth; and

Wiscasset High School (Wiscasset), Shalimar Poulin Chasse.

This year’s Higher Forms of Art is sponsored by Capital Dental Care, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kennebec Savings Bank, and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

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.

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Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm