In our fourth episode of the Ghost Ship series, we are privileged to host a conversation with artist Harold Garde. Garde splits his time between Belfast, Maine, and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and has a solo exhibition at Waterfall Arts called “Harold Garde: You Are Not Alone.” Although the exhibition (unlike the prior “Ghost Ship” shows) was available for both in-person and virtual gallery viewing, we felt it fitting for Al and Harold to sit down and have a conversation around the work.

This exhibit of new master works by Harold Garde celebrates how limitations inform our decisions and what and how we adapt to create work that is fresh, timely, exciting, confrontational, and healing. At the age of 97, Garde’s body and its relationship to the physical world has changed his life and his art, as those familiar with his past work will see. Al and Harold discuss the new works, Garde’s career as abstract expressionist painter, playwright, and more.

Al Crichton, artist and writer, is taking the HiLo Art Column digital. We’re going to visit artists in their studios and talk about what they do – and why. We will begin with artists whose shows had to be canceled or quarantined because of the freakin’ virus – join us!

The HiLo Art “Ghost Ship Series” is a production of Waterfall Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and community arts center located in Belfast, Maine.

Episode 04 – Harold Garde

Featuring: Harold Garde (
Host: Alan Crichton
Editing: Chris Battaglia (
Theme: Music by Jeff Densmore

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