Kent County Arts Calendar - February 2016


 

  • Quilters of Kent County

  • Monday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs February 1 to March 31
  • Location: 491 Cormorant Court
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • The Quilters of Kent County will show their most recent creations at a show in Heron Point of Chestertown MD for the months of February and March. 501 Campus Ave. Chestertown, MD 21620

  • Live Playwright's Society

  • Monday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:liveplaywrightssociety.org/
  • The Live Playwrights’ Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm and is open to all ages. For more information visit http://liveplaywrightssociety.org/

  • Opening Recpetion - Eastern Shore Pyrography: The Art of Woodburning

  • Wednesday,   |  5-7pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117785627
  • Pyrography–the art of wood burning–is a skill that Eastern Shore native and artist William Satterfield has been cultivating for over 20 years. This exhibit showcases his work which is inspired by the wildlife, people, and scenery of Delmarva and surrounding areas. A seventh-generation blacksmith who also works in charcoal and acrylics, Mr. Satterfield's love of pyrography shows in the details of his work. This exhibit will be on display at the Chestertown branch through the month of February. All are welcome at the opening reception on Wednesday, February 3rd from 5-7pm.

  • Minecraft

  • Wednesday,   |  2:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED! AGES 8+
    Join us for a collaborative gaming session at the library.

  • Gallery is featuring our Jewelers Michele Armitano from Rhode Island

  • Friday,   |  Opening reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs February 5 to February 28
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Contact: The Artists' gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Showcasing our Jeweler Artisans featuring Michele Armitano.

  • Humans of Kent County Exhibit

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs February 5 to February 27
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:chestertownriverarts.org
  • Photographs and interviews with people in Kent County, Maryland.

  • RiverArts "Confluence" (Abstract) Exhibition

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs February 5 to February 27
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • "Confluence" will partner written pieces with abstract works curated by Ronn Akins and Barbara Parker.

  • Raphael Fusco, harpsichord

  • Friday,   |  12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: 12@Hotchkiss Series, Washington College Concert Se
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll.edu/live/events/8661-raphael-fusco-harpsichord
  • As part of its FREE 12@Hotchkiss Series, the Washington College Department of Music presents a noontime concert featuring Raphael Fusco. The Concert Series is pleased to welcome back the keyboard virtuoso and composer Raphael Fusco. For this concert, Mr. Fusco will perform and discuss Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, in its entirety. More information about Raphael Fusco can be found via his website: http://www.raphaelfusco.com.

  • Mardi Gras Dance Party

  • Saturday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts/Chester River Reveler
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org
  • The 5th annual Mardi Gras Dance Party will be held at the Garfield Center for the Arts on February 6, 2016. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Music and dancing from 8 - 10 p.m. Dance away the evening the Louisiana sounds of the Dixie Power Trio and Philip Dutton & the Alligators. Costumes encouraged. King Cake will be served.

  • Recycled Valentines - Crafting for Grownups

  • Saturday,   |  1pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library - North County Branch
  • Phone: 410.648.5380
  • Email:
  • URL:http://kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117699374
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED. With a little bit of creativity and plenty of glue, you can turn items from the recycling bin into Pinterest-worthy Valentines for your dearest friends and sweethearts. Come practice your scissors skills at this craft program for grown-ups.

  • Mark Valenti, piano

  • Monday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll.edu/live/events/8628-mark-valenti-piano
  • As part of 2015-2016 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series welcomes back pianist, Mark Valenti. A favorite of the Series, Valenti will be performing an eclectic mix of classical piano pieces which serve as an excellent overview of the evolution of piano styles from the elegant gracefulness of Classicism to the passionate lyricism of Romanticism through the atmospheric Impressionism of Debussy to the rhythmic percussiveness of Modernism.

  • Voices of Freedom

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/voices-freedom/2016-02-12/
  • Voices of Freedom is a historical theatre piece based on the lives of former slaves interviewed during the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project and preserved in the WPA Slave Narrative Collection. This theatrical interpretation, written and directed by Tamika Hall and under the musical direction of Tee Tunnell Harris, is a compilation of the actual slave narratives. If ever there were a way to learn of the everyday lives, emotions, and thoughts of the American slave, the narratives are perhaps the most accurate accounts. Be transported in time through first hand accounts, music and so

  • Joe Holt & Beth McDonald

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Joe Holt and Beth McDonald each tell stories of love through their music: Beth through the songs she writes and those she chooses to sing with her sweet/tart voice and stunning interpretations and Joe from the piano, especially through his inventive improvisations on originals, jazz and popular standards. Together, they present material that weaves a tapestry that the heart understands. Perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend! Admission is $15. Call for reservations.

  • Voices of Freedom

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/voices-freedom/2016-02-13/
  • Voices of Freedom is a historical theatre piece based on the lives of former slaves interviewed during the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project and preserved in the WPA Slave Narrative Collection. This theatrical interpretation, written and directed by Tamika Hall and under the musical direction of Tee Tunnell Harris, is a compilation of the actual slave narratives. If ever there were a way to learn of the everyday lives, emotions, and thoughts of the American slave, the narratives are perhaps the most accurate accounts. Be transported in time through first hand accounts, music and so

  • Chuck, Ken and Clairdee: The Great American Songbook

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Mainstay favorites Chuck Redd on vibes and drums and the marvelous clarinet/sax player Ken Peplowski introduce San Francisco area vocalist, Clairdee, with her beautiful voice, soulful delivery, impeccable swing and great gift for engaging an audience in an evening of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook including the work of Gershwin, Ellington, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and more. With piano and bass. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.


  • Kent Chamber Music Concert

  • Sunday,   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue (Route
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 610-316-3224
  • Email: kentchambermusic@yahoo.com
  • URL:www.kentchambermusic.com
  • A chamber music concert featuring Trio Simpatico performing on clarinet, horn and piano.

  • My Fair Lady (OPEN AUDITIONS)

  • Tuesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/fair-lady-open-auditions/
  • Feb 23 & 25 @6pm and Feb 27 @ 11am
    Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner,
    Music By Frederick Loewe,
    Based On The Play “Pygmalion” By George Bernard Shaw
    Directed By Tess Hogans
    Check back for more info!
    Show dates are:
    THREE WEEKENDS
    APRIL 15TH- MAY 1ST

  • My Fair Lady (OPEN AUDITIONS)

  • Thursday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/fair-lady-open-auditions-2/
  • Feb 23 & 25 @6pm and Feb 27 @ 11am
    Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner,
    Music By Frederick Loewe,
    Based On The Play “Pygmalion” By George Bernard Shaw
    Directed By Tess Hogans
    Check back for more info!
    Show dates are:
    THREE WEEKENDS
    APRIL 15TH- MAY 1ST

  • Toby Walker: How I Got the Blues

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Fingerstyle guitar blues master Toby Walker creates an entertaining multi-media journey through the Deep South, where he learned songs and licks from the old time blues musicians who laid the foundation for the modern Blues. Tales of masters like Etta Baker and James “Son” Thomas come to life with stories, songs, and photos and on Toby’s National Steel guitars, harmonica, cigar box guitar and a one string diddley bow. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Compass Points

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • This event runs February 27 to February 27
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117687247
  • Retired Salisbury University history professor Dr. Clara Small presents an exploration of the history of African Americans on the Eastern Shore. Dr. Small will be speaking on her most recent book, Compass Points, which brings together extensive research and oral histories to showcase the accomplishments of notable African Americans from Delmarva. This free program is co-sponsored by the Kent County League of Women Voters and Kent County Public Library. All are welcome.