Gallery, panel discussion, play

Exhibition, events at Waterfall Arts recognize Harold Garde: You Are Not Alone

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 8:15am

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Waterfall Arts
Belfast  Maine
United States

    BELFAST — Waterfall Arts announces exhibition, series of events for Harold Garde: You Are Not Alone, including never-before-seen new work from the 97 year old.

    Waterfall Arts, celebrating its 20th anniversary of fostering Belfast’s creative community, is delighted to announce an exhibit and series of events unveiling a brand new body of paintings by the influential 97 year old Maine Master Harold Garde, created in his Belfast studio last summer. The show will run from August 28 through October 16, 2020.

    During the course of the season, and in conjunction with the show, Waterfall Arts will host a panel discussion with some of Maine’s artists, a production of Garde’s play, In The Rec Room, and more.


    Gallery Opening

    Harold Garde: You Are Not Alone will open virtually on August 28 with a national premier of never-before-seen works. The large-scale pieces are presented on unstretched canvases, ranging in size from approximately 6 to 10 feet in length and width, and will be hung in the Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts.

    In a recent interview about this show, Garde said, “These new paintings are intentionally unfinished requiring the viewer to complete. I paint, the viewer narrates,” according to Waterfall Arts in a news release.


    The Panel Discussion: Harold Garde | Artist, Mentor, Friend

    On September 17, Waterfall Arts will host Harold Garde | Artist, Mentor, Friend, featuring panelists panelists David Estey, artist; Kathleen Florance, artist; and George Kinghorn, director and curator, Zillman Art Museum at the University of Maine, for a conversation moderated by Suzette McAvoy, executive director and chief curator, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, as they discuss the work of nonagenarian artist Harold Garde on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Waterfall Arts.

    “A friend and mentor to many throughout the art community and beyond, Garde continues to create paintings that astonish, provoke and inspire, belying his 97 years,” said Waterfall Arts


    The Play: In the Rec Room

    In honor of Harold Garde's exhibition, Waterfall Arts will present a brand new, digitized version of Harold's award-winning play, In the Rec Room. This new presentation will be produced by Waterfall Arts, staged and directed by Larraine Brown, filmed and edited by Chris Battaglia.

    “Come and discover why artist and activist Robert Shetterly has said, ‘Harold Garde gives other artists permission,’” said Waterfall Arts.

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