The KENT FLOWER MARKET will take place once a month May 8th - Oct 9th (ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH) on the front porch of RT Facts in Kent Barns. It will showcase local flower growers and their talents along with local artisans and small businesses focused on flowers and gardens. The market strives to create an opportunity for our small community to come together and have their day brightened by the beauty on display. In addition to the Flower Market, the shops and galleries will coordinate new offerings and exhibits to begin on these days. Learn more details about these events by following us on Instagram @kentbarnsct & @kentflowermarket
Please join us in Kent Barns for our Exciting, New 2021 Second Saturday Season.
9:00-1:00 Community Farmers Market & Swyft
10:00-11:00 House of Books Story Hour
10:00-1:00 Kent Flower Market at RT Facts
10:00-5:30 Art Galleries & Shops Open with New Exhibits and Inventory
12:00-3:00 Live Music Under the Big Maple Tree
Antiques, Art, Plants, Books, Artisanal Gifts, Pop-Ups, Coffee Bar, Specialty Foods, Local Produce & More!
We look forward to the community coming together to support local businesses and artisans for these monthly events. It's a perfect, family-friendly event to enjoy on the Second Saturday of each month. Look for news about exciting pop-up shops, demonstrations and author talks throughout the season on our website or give us a follow on Instagram & Facebook!
The House of Books is offering exciting author talks, book club, Saturday Storytime, and more. Just click HERE for a complete listing of summer events.
KENISE BARNES FINE ART PRESENTS...
Cool & Collected '21, a group exhibition of new work by Gabe Brown, Jill Parisi, and Margaret Lanzetta on view from June 26 - August 8, with a public reception on Saturday, July 10 from 2 - 4. This exhibition focuses on three gallery artists whose work hits our senses in all the right ways and tickles our fancy with its combination of materials, exuberant color, and spot-on hip vibes.
Gallery Hours: Kent, CT: Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:30 and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 And by appointment
June 26 - August 8, 2021
Paintings by KK Kozik in the annex
Reception July 10, 2 - 4 (public invited)
Conversation and wine with the artist July 24th 5pm - 7pm
James Mullen: Time and Tide
Opening reception: Saturday, July 10, 4 to 6 pm
Carol Corey Fine Art is pleased to present Time and Tide, an exhibition of paintings by James Mullen. Growing up in a rural environment, Mullen always felt a connection to the natural landscape, and its ability to represent ideas. As he has stated: I have never seen the landscape as a static thing, but rather as a process that is constantly changing. Because of this, my work revolves around an interest in light, and how even a single location moves through time via the constantly changing sense of the light that reveals it. The state of Maine has been the cornerstone of this project since I first began visiting it as a painting destination in the mid1980s. Since moving here in 1999 to teach, I have explored much of the state, with a special affection for the complex coastal regions from Kittery through the Schoodic peninsula. In all seasons, in all weather, it is a landscape that is constantly revealing itself in new ways and is a source of near-limitless reflection and possibilities
The gallery is pleased to announce their newest, exhibit -
A 15th Anniversary show @obergallery featuring new works by Maureen Dougherty.
Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-5 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm. Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-5 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm.
The Flowers: Featuring Alex Katz and Michael De Feo
July 24 – September 19, 2021 @cravencontemporary
Gallery reception (artist remarks at 4:45pm):
Saturday, July 24, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Craven Contemporary is pleased to present "The Flowers: Featuring Alex Katz and Michael De Feo". Second in a series of three exhibitions to be mounted this summer, "The Flowers" pairs four large flower prints by renowned painter and printmaker, Alex Katz, alongside the works of other artists.
Beginning Saturday July 24, Katz’s flower prints are presented beside the work of New York-based artist, Michael De Feo.
The Sherman Chamber Ensemble's Summertime Sounds music series continues on the second weekend in August when strings will shine. Buy Tickets Here
Czech It Out is an ambitious program highlighting violinist Doori Na in a solo performance of Valor for Solo Violin – an original composition by Paul Frucht, Artistic Director of the Charles Ives Concert Series at the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra. Joining Na will be Susan Rotholz (flute), Jill Levy (violin), Monica Davis (viola), and Eliot Bailen (cello). Other works include Flute Quartet in C, K285b by Amadeus Mozart, and Antonín Dvorak’s String Quartet The Slavonic in E flat Op. 51.
The outdoor concert takes place on Friday, August 13 in Kent Barns at the intersection of Rts. 7 and 341 in Kent, CT, at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs and to feel free to picnic. Local restaurants and purveyors in Kent will be glad to provide you with take-out. Concert goers are asked to check the Ensemble’s website at www.SCEmusic.org the day of the concert in case of any changes.
Concerts will follow CDC and State of Connecticut Covid guidelines for social distancing and rules for events and programs. Face masks are requested for those who are unvaccinated. Attendees may bring their own food, snacks, and beverages to picnic, or visit and support local purveyors.
General Admission to the concerts is $25. Children 15 and under will receive free admission when accompanied by an adult purchasing a regular admission ticket. Tickets may be purchased at Sherman Chamber Ensembleor by calling 860-355-5930. Tickets may also be purchased at the door subject to availability.
Bluegrass at Kent Barns
On Labor Day weekend, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble’s
“Blue Grass Band” will present a free Bluegrass Jamboree - Sunday, September 5 at 1 p.m. at the Kent Barns, under the Maple Tree, Rts. 7 and 341, Kent, CT.
It’s a chance to let your hair down and enjoy music that’ll get toes tapping and feet stomping. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this spirited program of new and old favorites in the bluegrass tradition. Leading the musical fun are SCE Artistic Director Eliot Bailen (trading in his cello for the guitar) and Ensemble musicians Susan Rotholz on flute and vocals, Peter Weitzner on bass, fiddlers extraordinaire Paul Woodiel and Ambrose Verdibello. They will be joined by a roster of talented area musicians including guitarist/vocalist Bob O' Connor, Jim Vogt on mandolin, Gary Di Giovanni on banjo, and Norman Plankey on guitar and mandolin.
Bring your own chairs, snacks, and beverages or visit and support local purveyors.
This is a free concert. We do suggest a donation of $10 per person. Your donation helps the Sherman Chamber Ensemble to continue providing live, world-class music close to our homes.
GALLERY TALK with Roz Chast: Saturday, August 14, 4-6 pm during Kent Barns "Second Saturday"
The enforced time at home during the COVID-19 lockdown revived Chast’s passion for craft, which she says ”keeps her hands moving and helps quiet her anxiety.” She created more than 100 pysanky eggs (a Ukrainian wax and dye technique), and a number of textiles (embroideries and hand-hooked rugs). These designs incorporate Chast's inimitable imagery—characters familiar to her many fans.
The exhibition will also include Chast's drawings from the past year, many of which reflect the strange, surreal quality of this period, as well as the nostalgia for our pre-pandemic lives.
Exhibition on view at Carol Corey Fine Art from Saturday, August 14-Sunday, September 19; gallery hours Thursday to Sunday, 11 to 5:30: