Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- September 2021


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  • RENEW: Exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose

  • Wednesday,   |  open by appointment
  • This event runs September 1 to October 1
  • Location: Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College
  • Contact: Tara Gladden
  • Phone: 3477684930
  • Email: tgladden2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/about/campus/kohl-gallery/index.php
  • Monica Jahan Bose's paintings, works on paper, performances, workshops, and installations are symbolic narratives that address issues that include climate change, women's issues, and racial justice. The sari is a recurring symbol in her work, standing in for herself, the female body, and women's place in the world. Water is also an enduring theme, speaking to life, climate, sustenance, death, and renewal. She is a Bangladeshi and American artist, lawyer, mother, and activist.

  • The Washington College Concert Series - Broadway Artist, Bernard Dotson with Tracy Stark, Piano

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/calendar/index.php?eID=720
  • The Washington College Concert Series presents the extraordinary voice of Broadway artist Bernard Dotson with Tracy Stark on piano. Bernard has been seen on Broadway in Finian's Rainbow, Chicago, Imaginary Friends, Sweet Smell Of Success, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors 65 and over). Youth 18 and under are free.

  • Stephen Phillip Harvey Big Band

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Passionate about both jazz and pop culture, composer Stephen Philip Harvey never shies away from blending both into his writing. In his current large ensemble project, Harvey uses contemporary big band writing styles and genre-blending idioms to bring comic book inspired pieces to life. These compositions combine elements of big band jazz, fusion, funk, rock, and cinematic score to bring classic characters and scenes off the page.

  • Free Online Concert Featuring Brazilian Guitarist Camilo Carrara

  • Saturday,   |  3 p.m.
  • Location: Streaming Event - - Virtual
  • Contact: National Music Festival
  • Phone: 443.480.8921
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  www.nationalmusic.us
  • National Music Festival audience favorite and acclaimed guitarist Camilo Carrara will perform a special free online Zoom concert live from Brazil on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m.

    To register for the free concert, visit www.nationalmusic.us.

  • 4 Tuesdays in September: Vibrant Acrylic Painting with Christine O'Neill (in person at ArtsAlive!)

  • Tuesday,   |  10 am - 12:30 pm
  • This event runs September 7 to September 28
  • Location: Arts Alive! - 200 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/acrylic-painting
  • 4 Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, & 28

    Each day from 10 am to 12:30 pm

    Cost: $160 per participant

    Student level: Beginners welcome!

    4 sessions of fun! Learn how to handle ACRYLICS in transparent & opaque methods. Experience the traditional canvas and the delightful flowing watercolor paper! We will cover composition, color relationships, subject choices and more!

    Class will include demo and lessons; painting time and critique time - discussion of the paintings.

  • OPEN AUDITIONS for Shrek: The Musical at the Garfield

  • Tuesday,   |  6:30 PM
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: kafkasmith@gmail.com
  • URL:  https://www.garfieldcenter.org/shrekauditions/
  • Nearly everyone in the cast will play multiple roles – only the identified principles will play just one part. You will also note that several roles are listed as “Youth/Adult” which means I am flexible in casting these parts. You are welcome to come to the auditions with a preferred role (a specific Principle or Fairytale Creature). For detailed audition and cat info go to https://www.garfieldcenter.org/shrekauditions/

  • Charlie Byrd Tribute with Chuck Redd

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Chuck Redd Quartet performs its annual tribute to Charlie Byrd. Special guests to be announced...don't miss it!

  • 25th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

  • Friday,   |  6 to 9:30 pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410 810 2060
  • Email: ncarter@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/chestertown-jazz-festival-25th-anniversary/
  • Join Us for a Gala Cocktail Party & Concert under the Festival Tent in WIlmer Park, in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of The Chestertown Jazz Festival.

    Enjoy cocktails & heavy hors d' oeuvres while listening to The Bratcher Project, followed by Joe Holt & The Sholbertshire Quartet.
    Tickets $40 per person, available online at
    https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/chestertown-jazz-festival-25th-anniversary/

  • MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY Geometries

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs September 11 to October 11
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  https://massoniart.com/exhibition/marcy-dunn-ramsey-geometries/
  • Opening Reception
    Saturday, September 11th, 11 am - 2 pm
    Artist Talk – Saturday, September 11th, 12 noon
    Collectors' Preview – September 4th-8th, by appointment
    October First Friday Reception
    October 1st, 5-7 pm

    Marcy's annual exhibit. Also featuring work by Michael Kahn and Katherine Cox

  • Charlie Joiner Memorial Decoy Show

  • Saturday,   |  900 am - 300 pm
  • Location: Galena Volunteer Fire Co. - Galena,Maryland
  • Contact: Allan Schauber
  • Phone: 4107087011
  • Email: mddecoy12@hotmail.com
  • The Third annual Charlie Joiner Memorial Decoy Show will be held at the Galena Vol. Fire Co. in Galena Md. on September 11,2021. All attendees possibly will have to wear Masks depending on Health Dept. & CDC restrictions at the time, there will be social distancing, maximum attendees inside could be limited but not at this time, limited to 60 vendors. There will be a special display of Mr.Joiners work with some items never exhibited before. There will be a small auction at 1pm ( 5 items) several door prizes also. Admission is just $5.00, kids under 12 free. Bring a friend to the only decoy show in Kent Co.

  • Chestertown A&E District - Fall ART WALK

  • Saturday,   |  10 am. to 2 pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Multiple Galleries, Stores, Restaurants, The Bank, and The Garfield.
  • Contact: Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District
  • Phone: 410-778-3700
  • Email: chestertownae@gmail.com
  • URL:  https://townofchestertown.com/residents-3/art-and-culture/
  • Come to the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District's FALL ART WALK. Dozens of artists and artisans will be selling works at galleries, storefronts, restaurants and two pop- up venues at the BANK (211 High St) and the GARFIELD (210 High St.

    For information email chestertownae@gmail.com or call the Kent Cultural Alliance at 410-778-3700

  • Emmanuel Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chester Parish - Across from the Town's Fountain Square
  • Contact: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chester Parish
  • Phone: 410 778 3477
  • Email: emmanuelchestertown@gmail.com
  • Parker Ramsay is an internationally known recitalist and recording artist, both as an organist and a harpist. He holds degrees from King's College, Cambridge, where he served as Organ Scholar, the Oberlin College Conservatory and the Julliard School of Music in New York City. This is his second appearance on this concert series. w.w.w.parkerramsay.com

  • Sultana Education Foundation's Annual Gala

  • Saturday,   |  6-10pm
  • Location: Clovelly Farm
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  www.sultanaeducation.org
  • September 18, 2021 6-10pm...Cross your fingers and join the Sultana Education Foundation at the hottest event in town. Great food, open bar and entertainment featuring live music, dancing and maybe even games. Sultana’s Annual Gala raises funds to support the Foundation’s award-winning programs in Environmental Science and American History that serve more than 12,000 K-12 students each year.

  • September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

  • Saturday,   |  10:30 am - 1 pm
  • This event runs September 18 to October 2
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/september-18-advanced-techniques-glaze-camp
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 10:30 - 1:00 pm on Saturdays, running from September 18th through to October 2nd.

    This pottery course offers students a 3-week workshop exploring intermediate and advanced level glazing techniques. Each week you will be introduced to new glazing options for your ceramic creations! IMPORTANT: The class will not involve wet clay or wheel throwing! If you wish to glaze you own pieces during instruction, you will need to supply your own bisqueware. It is encouraged to bring at least 6 pieces of cone 6 bisque-fired pottery in preparation for the camp!

  • Ellen Cherry

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Emmy-nominated ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is an award winning song and story alchemist, musician and performer, based in Baltimore, MD. Mixing equal parts of pathos and humor throughout her songs, Ellen Cherry’s banter gives audiences a peek into a whimsical, curious mind.

  • September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Monday,   |  6 - 8:30 pm
  • This event runs September 20 to October 25
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/september-20-intermediate-wheel
  • This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for intermediate level wheel throwing with a focus on form and design. Each week you will address new throwing techniques and finishing options. You will discuss aspects and approaches of scale, design, construction, and glazing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh or just want to expand your ceramics repertoire, this class is for you!

    The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Mondays, running from September 20th through to October 25th.

  • The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage

  • Friday,
  • This event runs September 24 to October 10
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  https://www.garfieldcenter.org/clue/
  • Written by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price, Sandy Rustin
    Directed by Brad Chaires

    It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well…dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

  • Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Deeply rooted in tradition but looking to the future with enthusiasm and anticipation. Powerful, unadorned and intense traditional bluegrass is on the menu tonight!

  • September 26 One Day Clay Workshop: Leaf Platters with Wanda Brumwell

  • Sunday,   |  2 - 4 pm
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/september-26-one-day-clay-workshop-leaf-platters-
  • No experience necessary! Open to all ages (children under 14 will need adult assistance) You will be hand building an oval or rectangular serving plate approximately 14" x 8". A slab of clay will be provided as well as a form and many items to imprint texture. Please feel free to bring anything of special interest that could be used to personalize your plate. What's your style? What makes you happy? The forest? the beach? the holidays? Serve on your one of a kind creation - made with Love. An imprint of leaves are great for that cool fall feeling!