“Fabric As Meditation,” featuring vibrant and intricate quilt art by Barbara Crowley and Holly Dominie, opens March 27 at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. in Hallowell.

A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on opening night, followed by a gallery talk by the artists from 7 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 25.

Dominie, of Readfield, is a land use planner who has a passion for fabric art. She began painting in oils and taking drawing, design and painting classes at the University of Maine at Augusta. Her collage portraits contain hundreds of pieces of fabric, edges glue-fused and quilted overall by machine. Her landscapes employ a variety of techniques including machine- and hand-piecing, fusing and confetti under netting.

Crowley has sewn all of her life.

“While I quilt purely for the creative enjoyment and as an antidote to a busy and full work life, it is color that draws me in,” Crowley said in a press release about the exhibit. “My quilts are re-created on the wall over and over again so that what began a year ago now has not a single piece or color in the same place. Sharing the creative process with Holly over the last 20 years has brought rich and colorful dimensions to a sweet and abiding friendship.”

The gallery’s hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. For more information, go to harlowgallery.org or call 622-3813.