Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- June 2022


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  • Handbuilding Plus! with Marcey Sherman

  • Wednesday,   |  2:00 -4:30 PM
  • This event runs May 19 to June 23
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/may-2022-handbuilding-plus
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2:00 - 4:30 PM on Thursdays, running from May 19th through June 23rd. (6 weeks)

    This course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners who have completed an introductory Ceramic Handbuilding class. Students will expand and refine their skillset through skills instruction and weekly project assignments. This class is a great opportunity for you to move beyond the basic techniques and deepen your experience with hand-built clay.

    Included with instruction are twenty-five pounds of cone 6 clay and six Open Studio tickets.

  • MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli - Working Portraits/watermen.1

  • Wednesday,
  • This event runs May 26 to June 12
  • Location: MassoniArt - Cross Street Gallery - 113 South Cross Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • URL:  https://massoniart.com/exhibition/marc-castelli-working-portraits/
  • May 26 – June 12, 2022
    In the MassoniArt Cross Street Gallery @ 113 South Cross Street, Chestertown, Maryland

    May 27 - 29
    Join the festivities on Memorial Day Weekend for the Chestertown Tea Party Festival.
    The gallery will be open throughout the weekend. www.chestertownteaparty.org

    Friday, June 3, 5-7 pm – Reception/Chestertown June First Friday

    Saturday, June 4, 12 noon – Marc Castelli Artist Talk
    Encompassing only three weeks, this special exhibition features the first in a series of portraits of the watermen Castelli is privileged to know.

  • Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • This event runs June 1 to July 6
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/june-2022-beginners-wheel-with-chris-neiman-
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from June 1st through July 6th. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing clay into finished pieces. Class time and the encouraged Open Studio practice time will enable students to create at their own level and improve their skills with clay.

    Included with instruction is 25 pounds of cone 6 clay.

  • Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Artist's Talk

  • Friday,   |  5:00 PM- 6:30 PM
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: suewilson@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/monochrome-moods
  • Exhibit curator: Joan Strand
    Image Credits: Banner image, Moody Tree, photograph by Lani Seikaly, Study in Ink by Ronn Akins

    Monochrome images easily evoke a wide range of moods through the intentional limiting of color variations. For this show, RiverArts invites artists to express their own vision of monochrome by submitting black and white drawings and photographs.

    See more info at: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/monochrome-moods

  • Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival

  • Saturday,   |  9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown, Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Ralph Cattaneo
  • Phone: 410-979-6060
  • Email: dps6060@aol.com
  • URL:  http://www.mdmhf.org
  • Classic Boats and Classic Cars will be on display in Wilmer Park. This one day event will showcase many Maryland built Classic Boats as well as other Classics. Several large Boats will be on display in the water at the Yacht Basin. Also on hand in the Park will be an array of Import and Domestic Cars for your viewing enjoyment. Bring the whole family for a fun filled day. A nautical flea market will be available to browse for that must-have and food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Donations are welcome as MMHF is a non-profit.

  • National Music Festival - Delayed Until 2022 - Hope to See You Then

  • Sunday,   |  Click: https://nationalmusic.us/events-and-tickets/concert-schedules/
  • This event runs June 5 to June 18
  • Location: Various venues in Chestertown and Kent County
  • Contact: Caitlin Patton
  • Phone: 443-480-0221
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  www.nationalmusic.us
  • We had hoped to bring live concert music back to Kent County in August, but, though the COVID-19 situation is improving, it is not yet possible for us to responsibly and successfully hold a two-week orchestral event with musicians who travel from far and wide to be here. Therefore, the NMF Board of Directors has decided to cancel the planned August 2021 season. We are already working hard on the 2022 Festival, which is scheduled for June 5-18, 2022. It will be an exciting season, including riveting music by Beethoven, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. Several mentors will be featured as concerto soloists, among them guitarist Camilo Carrara (Vivaldi, “Concerto for Lute in D”) and violinist Simon Smith (Korngold’s cinematic “Concerto for Violin”). More details will be announced soon. At this time, we plan to proceed with our Resonance concert series, and have six concerts scheduled from October 2021 through April 2022. We look forward to presenting live concerts again. Follow us at nationalmusic.us

  • Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Artist's Talk

  • Thursday,   |  5:00-6:30 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: suewilson@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/monochrome-moods
  • Exhibit curator: Joan Strand
    Image Credits: Banner image, Moody Tree, photograph by Lani Seikaly, Study in Ink by Ronn Akins

    Monochrome images easily evoke a wide range of moods through the intentional limiting of color variations. For this show, RiverArts invites artists to express their own vision of monochrome by submitting black and white drawings and photographs.

    See more info at: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/monochrome-moods

  • Artist Professional Development: Websites for Artists w/Kris Kelley

  • Thursday,   |  12:00-1:00 PM
  • Location: online - Zoom
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: kris@kriskelleyphotography.com
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/websites-for-artists
  • Whether you are a beginning artist or an established maker, a great website is essential to connect you with the art world and showcase your work. This webinar, hosted by artist and experienced website builder, Kris Kelley, will review key elements of an artist's website, content arrangement, and tips for optimizing your site to make you more visible online.

    If you have any topics or questions you would like Kris to address, please email her before the class at kris@kriskelleyphotography.com.

    Image from opensource.com

  • Hilary Gardner Vintage Songbook Vocalist

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • National Public Radio remarked that Hilary Gardner “evokes memories of another time and place.” Hilary, Broadway vocalist and favorite of the NYC jazz scene, presents a program she calls “Trail Songs” -- A tribute to the familiar Great American Songbook tunes associated with the stars of Hollywood’s most successful musical Westerns as interpreted by Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer, Jack Teagarden, Benny Carter, Frank Sinatra.

  • Special Father's Day Blues Show with Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors

  • Sunday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Mark Hummel’s Blues Survivors with guitarist Rusty Zinn -- “this is a longtime pairing of guitarist Rusty with Grammy nominated, two-time Blues Award winner Mark Hummel on harp & vocals. The result is one of the heaviest blues bands on the planet!!!”

    Mark Hummel and Alligator Recording artist Rusty Zinn’s resumes include touring and recording with Jimmy Rogers, Brownie McGhee, Charlie Musselwhite, Duke Robillard, James Cotton, John Hammond, Elvin Bishop, Pinetop Perkins and many more.

  • Wild Painting in the Evening with Paul Santori

  • Thursday,   |  5:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/wild-painting-evening
  • During the painting session, Paul will share some of the techniques and approaches involved in his vibrant and energetic approach which emphasizes an emotive response to landscape rather than a purely representational methodology. The first session Paul will be painting with acrylics, the second oil; however either are welcome in each session.

    This class is geared towards people with an established art practice so attendees will be responsible for providing their own tools and materials.

    Meet-up location suggestions are welcome. You will be notified regarding final details by email.

  • The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • This event runs June 24 to July 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/gcaevent/sast-3/all/
  • The beloved annual tradition, which frequently features new works by local playwrights, returns! Short Attention Span Theatre (SAST) is the Eastern Shore’s premiere short play festival featuring 8 ten-minute plays that never fail to entertain our audience while holding their attention for Just. Long. Enough.

    2022 SAST Directors: Steve Arnold, Nic Carter, Jennifer Kafka Smith, John Mann,Melissa McGlynn, Mark Sullivan & Adrienne Wrona

  • Robert Redd, Marty Nau, and Steve Abshire - "Swinging with the Songbook"

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Mainstay caps off its month-long tribute to the Great American Songbook with a program led by Mainstay favorite, pianist Robert Redd. Redd will be joined by alto sax player Marty Nau and jazz guitarist Steve Abshire for a show they have titled “Swinging with the Songbook.”

  • Young Artist's Harp Seminar: Competion Winner's Concert

  • Saturday,   |  7:00pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College - Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College
  • Contact: Young Artist's Harp Seminar
  • URL:  https://harpseminar.com
  • Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time.

    This performance features winners of the Young Artist's Harp Competition.

  • Encore Chorale’s Annual Summer Choral Institute for Older Adults

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs June 26 to June 30
  • Location: Washington College - - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Encore Creativity for Older Adults
  • Phone: (301) 261-5747
  • Email: info@encorecreativity.org
  • URL:  https://encorecreativity.org/
  • The program draws singers 55+ interested in improving their vocal technique and spending a week with fellow music lovers. Each day begins with optional fitness or yoga classes followed by vocal technique classes, sectionals, and full rehearsals. The challenging music selection includes the oratorio repertoire, spirituals, Broadway favorites, American Songbook and more. Concerts and recitals are offered in the evenings. All levels of vocal experience are welcomed. The week concludes with a free finale performance for family, friends and the community.

  • Young Artist's Harp Seminar Recital with Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang

  • Tuesday,   |  7:00pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • Contact: Young Artist's Harp Seminar
  • URL:  https://harpseminar.com
  • Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time.

    This performance features Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang.