Second Sundays

Second Sunday Music Series 2016 Schedule

Isla March 13th, 2pm - Will Brown opens for ISLA.

ISLA, a Vermont based duo is the combined talents of Deborah Packard and Peter Cairney. Deborah and Peter first met and formed ISLA several years ago in Nashville where they were active members of the traditional and contemporary music scene. Blending Celtic, Scottish, and Appalachian songs with voice, penny whistle, harmonium, guitar, and harmonica, their music is touched by the haunting quality of another time. Isla was scheduled to perform at the Gallery last year but an untimely auto accident forced a cancellation. Opening the show will be Will Brown who is a veteran of the Midcoast folk scene and currently a founding member of Meteora. Will’s solo performance will include an eclectic blend of Indie folk, traditional and Americana. Show starts at 2:00 PM and admission is $10 at the door. For more information or to make a reservation call 594-8700.

April 10th - David Dodson is featured.

May 7th - Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen.




Show Schedule

Current Show Schedule:

New Works by Anna Sweeten 2015








The Muir Garden For Contemporary Sculpture

Adding the crowning jewel to the historic 1912 building, Harbor Square Gallery owner, goldsmith and sculptor Thomas O'Donovan is delighted to introduce The Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, which opened Memorial Day Weekend of 2007. With a vision of an artist, O'Donovan transformed the gallery's rooftop into a public garden for the express purpose of bringing together people, nature, and stunning works of art in a breathtaking setting that reflects the quintessential beauty of Maine.[singlepic id=437 w=200 h=240 float=left]Commanding a waterfront view of Rockland Breakwater and Lighthouse, Owls Head Peninsula, and the island of Vinalhaven, The Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture is designed to become a destination as visitors are invited to sit and enjoy the sculpture and surroundings of well-appointed plantings, boxwood hedges, sculptural water fountains, and five majestic trees, some of which will stand 25 feet tall at maturity. Employing the expertise of landscape designer Rebecca Jacobs, O'Donovan chose a variety of trees that would complement the shapes, textures, and materials of the sculpture, as well as provide shade and comfort to the public. This led to a selection of a Winter King Hawthorne, a Summer Lilac tree, two River Birches, and the Seven Son Flower. Dedicated to the late Maine artist Bryce Muir, the garden will initially feature sculpture of Cabot Lyford, Roy Patterson, James "Riv" Pyne, Leo Osborne, Jenilyn Johnson, David Holmes, and Claire McArdle. The exhibit will rotate throughout the year, showcasing renowned sculptors from New England and around the world. The Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture will also include finely crafted furniture made by English and American furniture makers, such as Gaze Burvill, Douglas Thayer, and Weatherend. O'Donovan comments, "The rooftop garden is my field of dreams: I knew if I built it, they would come. My vision for the garden goes back to the first day I stepped into the building in 1995. Not only was I buying a building in which to house Harbor Square Gallery, but I was also acquiring a "vacant lot" 24 feet in the air in the middle of the city with a water view -an area no one else seemed to see as an asset. It's with this view in mind that I began to envision a sculpture garden that would express the primordial connection between art and nature. For example, when one sees a sculpture underneath a tree, one may begin to see the origin of the sculptural form in the roots and composition of the tree. It's my hope that people will visit this sanctuary and reflect upon and appreciate the inspirational role nature plays in informing artistic compositions - and, indeed, our entire concept of what is beautiful." [singlepic id=433 w=200 h=240 float=left]Jacobs notes, "What makes this garden exciting is Tom's generous gesture of sharing with the pubic his vision of a botanically designed sculpture garden with a rooftop waterfront view. He could have very easily kept this space for his own private pleasure. Instead, The Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture is his gift to the city of Rockland where everyone can experience this uniquely configured space on two levels: (1) as a place of beauty and (2) as a new way to look at landscapes, waterscapes, architecture, nature, and art. In the end, the garden is a fusion of all five senses that promises to engage our imagination."

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The Lady Makes a Move

Transcendence Through Ritual, the beautiful sculpture by artist Kimberly Callas, made a trip today. She was moved from Jonathan Frost Gallery down the Street to Harbor Square Gallery. This is the first public step in a new project in which Jonathan Frost and Tom O'Donovan are joining forces, always working to keep the Arts vibrant and exciting in Maine. The 200 pound sculpture was carefully wrapped by the artist and her crew for the short journey.  Now she is happily and most beautifully in situ in her new space at Harbor Square Gallery.

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New Website

We are excited about the launch of our new website. The site has more modern functionality and is new Web 2.0 compliant giving us the latest and greatest that the web has to offer. The site was designed by g-Blu Design of Hallowell, a design company run by an artist who specializes in sites for artists. We hope this will be a wonderful venue to exhibit all of our artists work. Keep your eyes open for our new Facebook and Twitter presences as well. These will be up in a few days and will be easily linked from here.