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Reception for 2012 Gardiner “Art in the Park” Artist

Posted Sept. 07, 2012, at 12:03 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 07, 2012, at 12:24 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Circle in the Square Fine Art Press, 275 Water Street, Gardiner, ME

For more information: Patrick Wright; 207-582-3100; gardinermainstreet.org

On September 21st at 5:30 pm a reception will be held at Circle in the Square Fine Art Press, 275 Water Street in Downtown Gardiner. The reception is open to the public and will give attendees the chance to meet this year’s “Art in the Park” artist, Katherine Herard whose piece Ebb and Flow has been in place since the unveiling on May 11th and will be shown through October.

The Gardiner “Art in the Park” program was established in 2005 to highlight local artists and to bring temporary sculpture to the parks in the Gardiner downtown. “Art in the Parks” program is administered through the Design Committee of Gardiner Main Street. In 2009 funding from the Harry Faust art Fund allowed for the continuation and growth of the Arts in the Parks program, providing funding to sustain the initiative.

Herard’s piece was created from industrial objects found around the state of Maine. Katherine is entering her senior year at University of Maine at Augusta. Herard says, “After having taken classes ranging from photography to print making, I enrolled in the 2011 summer welding class with Robert Katz. The moment I cut that first piece of metal with the acetylene torch I found my place and love in the art world.” Ebb and Flow’s curves and kinetic mass are meant to represent the passing of life-altering moments.

“Art in the Park” is brought to you by Gardiner Main Street and the City of Gardiner and is made possible through a grant from the Harry Faust art Fund and the grant writing process is facilitated through the Maine Arts Commission. Each year the Design Committee of Gardiner Main Street issues a call for artists in January. The deadline for submission is February 10 each year. If you are a sculptor interested in receiving notification please email

Gardiner Main Street at info@gardinermainstreet.org.

The Gardiner Main Street program is one of four original nationally accredited Main Street™ programs in the state of Maine. The program uses a comprehensive approach to strengthen Gardiner as a regional focal point for commerce, culture, and community. Gardiner has recently been honored as a recipient of a two year grant partnership with the Orton Foundation to strengthen the community through a project called Gardiner Heart and Soul. For more information about Gardiner Main Street, visit www.gardinermainstreet.org.

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