The work of 14 artists, including two from Waldo County, who have been partnered with central Maine farms since early spring will go on view at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. The public is invited to meet both artists and farmers at the opening reception Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.; light refreshments, created and grown locally, will be served. “CSA: Community Supporting Arts” will be on view through Oct. 27. The exhibition is sponsored by Johnny's Selected Seeds and by Marie Giguere.

Participating artists are Kate Barnes of Oakland, Susan Bickford of Newcastle, Aleana Chaplin of Gardiner, Kim Christensen of Albion, Matt Demers of Gardiner, Kerstin Engman of Liberty, Tyler Gulden of Walpole, Christine Higgins of Readfield, Kelsey Kobik of Portland, Scott Minzy of Pittston, Maina Handmaker of Brunswick, Petrea Noyes of Lincolnville, Jamie Ribisi-Braley of Manchester and Emily Trenholm of Portland. In early spring, the artists were partnered with Maine farms running community supported agriculture programs. They have been visiting their farms regularly since March and creating art inspired by their farmers’ lives, work, landscapes, challenges and ideals. Engman of Liberty is partnered with Treble Ridge Farm in Whitefield, and Noyes with Crescent Run Farm in Bremen.

“CSA: Community Supporting Arts” has been made possible by grant funding from the Maine Community Foundation, the Maine Arts Commission, the Davis Family Foundation and by donors to an online Indiegogo fundraising campaign. The show will be on view Dec. 7 to Jan. 26 at Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli in Unity; and Jan. 4 through February at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast.

Harlow Gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

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