Choosings: David Estey, Harold Garde & Kathleen Florance at the Harlow Gallery

“Choosings,” a collaboration by artists David Estey, Harold Garde and Kathleen Florance, is an effort to create a unique, teaching exhibit in partnership with the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine. They have chosen favorite pieces of one another’s work to be exhibited, related and explained. The exhibit will include three placards on which two of the artists will say generally what draws them to the work of the third and why it is important. At the end of the opening reception all three will discuss specific pieces, react to viewer comments, and explain how their work is related and why they are showing together. The intent is to add a new, educational dimension to the exhibit and provide a rare glimpse into the interconnections, inspiration and values artists see in the work of their friends and peers.

Meet the artists David Estey and Harold Garde, both of Belfast, and Kathleen Florance of South Thomaston, at the opening reception of Choosings: David Estey, Harold Garde & Kathleen Florance on Friday, August 8 from 5-7 p.m., with an ArtTalk from 7-8 p.m. The exhibition is on view August 8-30, 2014. Shows at the Harlow Gallery are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday 12-6 p.m.