Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- April 2021


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  • MassoniArt Collector's Special

  • Thursday,
  • This event runs March 15 to April 30
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  https://massoniart.com/collectors-special/
  • For a limited time, we are offering a reduction of 25% on 99.9% of all work being exhibited.

    ARTISTS INCLUDE:
    Marc Castelli | Deborah T. Colter | Katherine Cox | Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern | Takashi Ichihara* | Michael Kahn | Claire McArdle* | Kathryn O’Grady
    Shelley Robzen* | Kenneth Schiano | James Tatum | Deborah Weiss | Leigh Wen | Zemma Mastin White

    Discover new surprises added to the gallery each week.

    GALLERY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
    For appointment text 410-708-4512 or email info@massoniart.com
    Limited to 10 guests at a time. If ‘Open’ sign is displayed please call 410-778-7330 for entry.

  • April 6 - RiverArts Salon: Kyle Hackett

  • Tuesday,   |  5 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/kyle-hackett
  • Kyle will discuss how their paintings explore issues of race, class, and social standing through approaches to self-representation and the constructed image.

    Hackett has received numerous honors and awards, including DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship and Grant, Civil Society Institute Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center Residency, The Ruth Katzman Scholarship at The League Residency, Best in Show at the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition, and Best in Show at the Regional Juried Biennial at Rehoboth Arts League.

    Instagram: @kylehackettstudio

  • Jacqueline Pollauf - livestreaming

  • Friday,   |  7 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A talented American harpist, Jacqueline is known for her sensitive
    performances, dedication to teaching, and beautifully-crafted
    compositions. Livestreaming, $10.

  • April 13 - RiverArts Salon: Plants, Music, Light and Art with Sam Nester

  • Tuesday,   |  5 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/sam-nester
  • Sam Nester is a passionate educator and advocate for high quality arts education programs. Since 2010, Nester has designed interactive education programs for a number of organizations and institutions in New York. He currently serves on trumpet faculty for The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program, a Saturday instruction program that actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field. Additionally, Nester serves as the artistic director for Bridge Arts Ensemble, an arts education organization.

    Website: samnester.com

  • FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

  • Wednesday,   |  7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Live Stream Virtual Event - Virtual Event - To register click: www.nationalmusic.us
  • Contact: National Music Festival
  • Phone: 443-480-0221
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  https://nationalmusic.us/
  • NMF celebrates its 10th Anniversary, in Chestertown, Aug. 1–14. To mark the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions will be held via Zoom.
    April 14, 7–8 PM., veteran NPR host Liane Hansen interviews NMF Artistic Director Richard Rosenberg and Exec. Director Caitlin Patton.
    The Forums continue on 4th Thursdays, April - August. Each features one of the professional musicians who has mentored NMF apprentices since 2010.
    Get the inside scoop on how the festival has evolved, learn more about mentors and their instruments and musical highlights from NMF's first decade.

  • April 14 - Daytime Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

  • Wednesday,   |  12 pm noon
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/online-exhibits-daytime
  • Learn how to present your art and yourself in the most positive way so that you can successfully enter online exhibits. Let professional photographer Kris Kelley teach you how to prepare your images, bios, art descriptions, and more. You will learn how to:

    * take good photos
    * edit your images
    * name image files
    * resize and compress your images to meet entry requirements
    * title your work
    * write a compelling description of your work
    * write a good artist bio
    * use social media - super quick overview of where & why

  • April 20 - RiverArts Salon: Provincetown Printers with Fred Dylla

  • Tuesday,   |  5 - 5:45 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/fred-dylla
  • A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.

    Fred’s white-line woodcuts have been shown at art exhibits in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware for the last 15 years. His work makes frequent appearances at the Rehoboth Writers Guild Art in the AM series. He is a member of the Rehoboth Art League and the Art League of Ocean City.

    Contact: Fred.Dylla@gmail.com

    Website: https://freddylla.com

  • April 22 - Evening Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

  • Thursday,   |  6:30 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/online-exhibits-evening
  • Learn how to present your art and yourself in the most positive way so that you can successfully enter online exhibits. Let professional photographer Kris Kelley teach you how to prepare your images, bios, art descriptions, and more. You will learn how to:

    * take good photos
    * edit your images
    * name image files
    * resize and compress your images to meet entry requirements
    * title your work
    * write a compelling description of your work
    * write a good artist bio
    * use social media - super quick overview of where & why

  • FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

  • Thursday,   |  7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Live Stream Virtual Event - Virtual Event - To register click: www.nationalmusic.us
  • Contact: National Music Festival
  • Phone: 443-480-0221
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  https://nationalmusic.us/
  • NMF celebrates its 10th Anniversary Festival, in Chestertown, Aug. 1–14. Leading up to the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade will be held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August.

    April 22, 7-8 PM, features Jeff Keesecker, Professor of Bassoon at Florida State U. and principal bassoonist of the Tallahassee and Pensacola Symphonies. He received his MA from The Juilliard School and BA in music from the Florida State U. College of Music. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician across North America, and in Europe, South America and Asia.

  • Sharon Sable & Joe Holt - The Music of Blossom Dearie

  • Friday,   |  7 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • In 2019, Sharon Sable and Joe Holt performed a Blossom Dearie arrangement of Tea For Two in a Mainstay Monday
    show, their very first performance together. It was a seamless moment in which they both felt at home. So much so, that they decided to work on a project to honor the unique voice and repertoire, extraordinary piano accompaniment, and remarkable career of Blossom Dearie. With a career spanning six decades, Blossom’s recordings are still delighting a loyal following of music lovers and fellow musicians.

  • An Evening of Poetry: Richard Blanco & Maureen Corrigan

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent Cultural Alliance ZOOM Platform - ZOOM
  • Contact: Kent Cultural Alliance
  • Phone: 4107783700
  • Email: john@kentculutre.org
  • URL:  www.kentculture.org
  • Join the Kent Cultural Alliance, The Bookplate, and The Rose O'Neill Literary House for an evening of poetry and conversation with Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and Literary Critic Maureen Corrigan from NPR's Fresh Air. We'll also hear from local poet's Meredith Davies Hadaway, James Allen Hall, and Robert Earl Price.

    Free, but pre- registration is required!

  • Spring Art Walk

  • Saturday,   |  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown's A&E District - Chestertown Historic District, Cross and High streets
  • Contact: Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District
  • Phone: 410-778-2991
  • Email: chestertownae@gmail.com
  • URL:  townofchestertown.com
  • Live music will enliven the sidewalks as art lovers and browsers follow the event map to a dozen galleries, studios and pop up spaces throughout Chestertown's Historic District. Come hear pros tinkle the ivories of the new A&E Community Piano and meet some artists and artisans happy to chat about their work.

  • April 24: A Watercolor Spring “Tune-Up” Where The Sky's Not The Limit! with Steve Bleinberger

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 2 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - Outdoors near the Chestertown waterfront
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/watercolor-spring-tune-up
  • Saturday, April 24, 10am-2pm

    Outdoors near the Chestertown waterfront

    There’s never been a better time to learn to paint dramatic clouds and beautiful skies in watercolor. Learn tips and techniques for creating striking colors, shades, and washes. Bring your own watercolor supplies, and enjoy painting outdoors in the springtime.

    Website: http://www.bleinberger.com/

  • Mainstay Pandemic Retrospective - livestream

  • Monday,   |  7 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St. - The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Just how did we get through 2020 without live music? LiveSTREAMS, that's how. Let's look back and salute the artists that kept the music alive for us all!

  • April 27: Paper Mache Piñata - Kit Class (via Zoom)

  • Tuesday,   |  7 pm - 8 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/pinata
  • Supply kit of piñata & so much more must be purchased in advance from the Artesanas of the Creative Alliance in Baltimore: https://www.creativealliance.org/programs/artesanas

    Order a Fiesta Pack from the Artesanas, a group of talented women who are natives of Mexico, Ecuador, and El Salvador living in Southeast Baltimore.

    The Fiesta Pack can be purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/825859145/fiesta-pack-pinata-making-kit?ref=shop_home_feat_3 on Etsy for $40 and all proceeds support the Artesanas.

    You may create the elements in your Fiesta Pack on your own, or join us on April 27!

  • The Garfield Center presents "1959 Pink Thunderbird"

  • Friday,
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - Live Stream
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: sarnold@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/1959-pink-thunderbird-laundry-bourbon-lone-star/all/
  • The first production of the season teams up two associated one-act plays by James McLure. Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star are the individual one-act titles, but they are frequently presented together under the title 1959 Pink Thunderbird in reference to a car that is mentioned prominently in both plays. "Laundry and Bourbon" is directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith and "Lone Star" is directed by Steven Arnold. The performers will be live on our stage. Ticketholders will watch the live stream during performance times. Performance dates are April 30, May 1, May 7 and May 8. Show starts at 8PM.