The Harlow Gallery is starting off 2016 with “A Year of Mindfulness: 1 Picture, 1 Poem, Every Day For a Year,” a solo exhibit of the work of Janet Favor of Gardiner. In 2015, Favor embarked on a year-long journey of diligently capturing her surroundings through photography and poetry. The public is invited to participate in that journey on display through Jan. 30 at 160 Water St. in Hallowell. An opening reception will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. with an Artist Talk from 7-8 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Favor explains her motivation for this body of work:

“While walking my dog in December 2014 I formulated in my mind the outline of this project: each day for a year I would walk in mindfulness, take a photograph and write a haiku about it. My motivation was three fold: One, to stay in the present moment while walking, noticing nature, the light, and all that is around me. Two, to carry my camera and find interesting things to photograph no matter the weather or my mood. Three, to write an informal haiku with the 5- 7-5 format about my feelings.”

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