Harlow Gallery in Hallowell shows “The Rules of Domesticity”


Cynthia J. Ahlstrin


The shadows of the past are still cast on modern women. Echos of the roles grandmothers played are still encoded in current domestic life.  But the post-feminist ideals have taken root and will not be ignored. Showing how these two worlds mesh is the theme for an exhibit at the Harlow Gallery entitled “Rules of Domesticity”.

The art exhibition, on view November 4-26, will feature the work of four Maine artists: Cynthia J. Ahlstrin of Winthrop, Debra Arter of Damariscotta, Jennifer Booker of Readfield and Barbara Nelson Emerson of Fayette. The artists will explore domestic roles visually through various art mediums including sculpture, installation, printmaking, book arts, beading, sewing and soap. An ArtTalk on the “Rules of Domesticity” is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th at 7 p.m. Special refreshments keeping with the theme will be served.