In celebration of Johnson Hall’s 150th Anniversary, two central Maine arts nonprofits — Harlow Gallery and Johnson Hall — are presenting Harlow for the Hall, an art exhibition showcasing fifty-two Maine artists. The show runs through May 22 at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner.

The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. tonight, with complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. Proceeds from art sales will benefit Johnson Hall and the Harlow Gallery — two cornerstones of arts and culture in central Maine with over 200 years of history between them. There will be a second public reception during Gardiner’s spring Art Walk on Friday, May 1.

Harlow for the Hall is on view during box office hours, Tuesday- Friday, noon to 3 p.m., during events and by appointment.

Participating artists by town are:

Auburn: Denae Spencer

Augusta: Douglas Houle & Keith Ludden

Bangor: Kim Saucier

Bath: Greg Day & Bruce Goodwin

Biddeford: Rachael Eastman

Brunswick: Richard Carney

Cape Elizabeth: Valerie Deveraux

Cumberland: Diane Dahlke

Deer Isle: Alice Wilkinson

Fairfield: Pat Binette

Frankfort: Nancy Davies Tang

Gardiner: Ken Carlson, Aleana Chaplin, Matt Demers, Janet Favor, Judith Herman & Allison McKeen

Gorham: Jan Winsor

Hallowell: Karen Jordan Allen, Evelyn Tia Ru Allen, Marguerite Ogden

Hampden: Kay Carter

Indian Island: Michael E. Vermette Levant: John LeBlanc Limington: Austin Stilphen Lincolnville: Petrea Noyes Lisbon Falls: Robert Kahler Litchfield: Elizabeth Budd, Peggy Cope Mascher, Jeff Spencer & Mary Spencer

Livermore Falls: Jeff Ferrari & Cindy Rehagen Landweisch

Mount Vernon: Nancy Holland

Newcastle: Helen Warner

Oquossoc: Carol Batchelder

Parsonsfield: Daniel Paulding

Pittston: Shana Rowe & Judith Schuppien

Portland: Christopher Reed, Karen Sarfaty & Barbara Wolkinger

Richmond: Lloyd Ferris & Jane Frost

Searsport: Deborah Jellison

Sidney: Anita Morrissey

South Portland: Arwen Edsall

Topsham: Jeff Plucker

Vassalboro: Anne E. Rhinehardt

Winthrop: Penny Markley

The Harlow Gallery connects and celebrates art, artists and community. For more information, call 622-2813.

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