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Exhibition on view: November 10 – December 16, 2017

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 1pm-6pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 2017 from 5-8pm

BIDDEFORD, MAINEEngine, in partnership with the Harlow Gallery/Kennebec Vallery Art Association, presents CSA II – one of three exhibitions of work by 13 Maine artists who have been partnered with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms throughout the 2017 growing season.

Meet the artists and farmers at the opening reception on Friday, November 10 from 5-8pm.  Engine is located at 128 Main Street in Biddeford; the exhibition is on view November 10 through December 16, 2017.

Participating artists and farms are: Ingrid Ellison of Camden (paired with Hope’s Edge Farm), Helene Farrar of Manchester (paired with Farmer Kev’s), Dylan Gifford of Kents Hill (paired with Wholesome Holmstead), Karen Merritt of Portland (paired with Crystal Spring Farm), Anna O’Sullivan of Portland (paired with The FarmME), Tim Ouillette of Portland (paired with Hancock Family Farm), Tyson Pease of Gardiner (paired with Tender Soles Farm), Alyssa Phanitdasack of Portland (paired with Sheepscot General Farm and Store), Jessica Rhoades of Thomaston (paired with Whatley Farm), Susan Bartlett Rice of Walpole (paired with Tarbox Farm), Nicholas Runco of Oakland (paired with KVCC CSA), Kris Sader of Orono (paired with Ripley Farm), and Rebecca May Verrill of Portland (paired with Frith Farm).

A special screening of a :26 minute film produced by Tim Ouillette of Portland will take place at 6:30pm. Live drawing by Tyson Pease and an outdoor projection onto Engine’s Marble Block by Nicholas Runco will also happen during the opening.

All the participating farms are Community Supported Agriculture (CSA farms). A CSA farm sells shares at the beginning of the growing season and then provides fresh, seasonal food on a regular basis to each shareholding household throughout the growing season. CSA II will use the power of art to promote the economic and environmental benefits of organic farming and of buying locally grown food. Our food industry is a critical key to a sustainable economy and the health and well-being of Maine citizens in an age of accelerating climate change.

CSA II is also on view at the Harlow Gallery located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell through December 2; and at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery located at 97 Main Street in Belfast from September 22 through November 10. For more information please visit or call 207-622-3813.

Harlow Gallery is home to the Kennebec Valley Art Association, a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in central Maine since 1963. We appreciate the support of our sister galleries, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast and Engine in Biddeford. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery celebrates agriculture through art, capturing the vibrancy of Maine’s farms and farmers—their intimate relationship to the earth, the crops they grow and animals they tend. (

CSA II: Community Supporting Arts has been made possible by support from Johnny’s Select Seeds, The Fahy Family, and by grant funding from Maine Community Foundation.

Contact: Allison McKeen, Harlow Gallery Marketing Manager, 207-622-3813,,


L. to R. Shaun Gill, with Holly Fowler, winner of the Echo Bay Dory Skiff, Aiden Campbell, and Bruce Davis.


Shaun Gill has joined Engine as the new Program Director for the Compass Project and the Maine FabLab. Shaun brings a blended background in science, technology, and education centered on developing programmatic resources and creating relationships that bridge people and tools and technology.

His experience spans scientific research in academia, career and technical adult education, and informal STEAM education. Shaun has also partnered with industry to shape workforce development initiatives, and offered customized design and fabrication solutions to advance exploratory, creative, and sustainability programs.

Shaun’s role at Engine will include leading the development and implementation of youth and community maker programs for the Compass Project and Maine FabLab, identifying new opportunities to share Engine’s creative capabilities, and expanding its STEAM portfolio.

When away from Engine, you will find Shaun with his wife, Nicole, exploring Maine’s incredible trails and waterways, or spending time in his home machine shop.

We invite you to learn more about him here. EMAIL SHAUN.


Bruce joins Engine in a part-time capacity as the Compass Project Program Assistant. Bruce’s background is in social work and he currently has a private practice in Saco. At Compass, Bruce not only spearheads the boat builds but employs interpersonal skills to help youth engage around making. Bruce is not new to the Compass Project, having completed an internship when the program was based in Portland. In addition to Bruce’s numerous resources in social/emotional youth development, he brings hands­-on
experience with kids and adults in community involvement, boatbuilding, construction, art and design. His experience with architectural project management and interest in design is a huge asset.


Aiden Campbell is Engine’s 2017-2018 Social Work Intern, currently enrolled at USM. Learn more about Aiden’s accomplishments here.


Justin Knopf walks with his son in a wheat field.

Documentary: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

7pm Thursday, September 28 • Free • No door

A Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers, and a Louisiana fisherman offer inspiring solutions to the challenges confronting America’s land and sea in Discovery’s Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman.

Check out this review




CANCELLED by artist. Stay tuned for future shows.


TICKETS $20 online or at the door

Holly Golightly formed a duo in the mid-2000s, recording and touring extensively with her longtime band mate Lawyer Dave. As Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs, they released five albums and one EP between 2007 and 2012. Their first album, You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying, is a reference to comedian Lord Carrett’s joke “I learned a lot from my second marriage… I learned they won’t sell you a handgun if you’re crying…” Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs were winners of the ninth annual Independent Music Awards for the best Americana album, Dirt Don’t Hurt. In 2003, she sang with The White Stripes on the track “It’s True That We Love One Another” on their fourth album, Elephant. Time Out New York described her as an “English garage rock doyenne.” In 2012, they released Sunday Run Me Over, their first album recorded entirely at their home in rural Georgia.


Join us for a night of stories and community.
Doors open at 6:30 for refreshments and socializing.
Talks start at 7:20!
$5 at the door. Engine members free.

Our evening’s presenters:

Kate Beever

Katherine Ferrier

Ayumi Horie

Curtis Ludwig

Aline R. Potvin

Anna O’Sullivan

Michael & Emily Whitmore

Thank you to Bangor Savings Bank for being our 2017 PK Sponsor!

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.