Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- May 2022


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  • Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

  • Sunday,   |  2:00-4:30 pm
  • This event runs March 31 to May 5
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/march-2022-ceramic-handbuilding-
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from March 31st through May 5th. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of handbuilding through pinching, coiling and slab building clay, and glaze their work into finished pieces to take home with them. Class time and the encouraged Open Studio practice time will enable students to create at their own level and improve their skills.

    Included with instruction is twenty-five pounds of cone 6 clay.

  • April 12: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Sunday,   |  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • This event runs April 12 to May 17
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/april-2022-beginner-plus-wheel
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from April 12th through May 17th. (6 weeks)

    This 6-week course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. 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 wheel-thrown clay.

    Included with instruction is twenty-five pounds of cone 6 clay (Standard Brown 112) and six Open Studio tickets.

  • Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Sunday,   |  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • This event runs April 14 to May 19
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/april-2022-beginners-wheel-with-chris-neiman-
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from April 14th through May 19th. (6 weeks)

    This 6 week 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 twenty-five pounds of cone 6 clay.

  • The Garfield Center presents The Laramie Project

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs April 22 to May 8
  • 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/the-laramie-project/all/
  • In October 1998 21year-old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital.He was the victim of this assault because he was gay.Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of the killing.

  • Paint the Town - April 28-May 1, 2022 "Quick Draw" competition

  • Sunday,   |  9 am - 3 pm
  • This event runs April 28 to May 1
  • 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/paint-the-town-april-2022
  • "Paint the Town" is a 4-day event and artists have the opportunity to lose themselves while exploring the beautiful countryside and capturing it in their paintings. After 3 days of painting, artists gather back together on Saturday afternoon to frame & hang their finished work in RiverArts' gallery in preparation for the "Wet Paint Show & Sale. Once the show is up, the participating artists vote for "Best in Show" and "Best Body of Work". The ribbons will be placed just before the show opens to the public.

    See more: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/paint-the-town-april-2022

  • Paint the Town- "Wet Paint Show & Sale" Reception

  • Sunday,   |  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • This event runs April 28 to May 1
  • 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/paint-the-town-april-2022
  • "Paint the Town" is a 4-day event and artists have the opportunity to lose themselves while exploring the beautiful countryside and capturing it in their paintings. After 3 days of painting, artists gather back together on Saturday afternoon to frame & hang their finished work in RiverArts' gallery in preparation for the "Wet Paint Show & Sale. Once the show is up, the participating artists vote for "Best in Show" and "Best Body of Work". The ribbons will be placed just before the show opens to the public.

    See more: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/paint-the-town-april-2022

  • Art is Elemental, Kent County Student Art Show

  • Friday,   |  5:00 PM -7:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/art-is-elemental-student-art-show
  • Exhibit curator: Elizabeth Healy

    RiverArts is excited to once again host an art show for Kent County's preschool-12th grade students this spring. The show will be entitled ART IS ELEMENTAL. We believe that making and viewing Art plays a crucial role in encouraging community members of all ages to process and interpret their life experiences. In addition, we wish to recognize the vital work art teachers do in teaching the elements of art so that students have the tools to express themselves.

    The exhibit will take place from May 6-May 29. The artwork will be displayed in both galleries.

  • First Friday with Joe Holt -- Sharon Sable, Beth McDonald

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for our next First Friday event as our piano impresario Joe Holt welcomes two of the Mainstay's favorite vocalists -- Beth McDonald and Sharon Sable. The evening promises a warm and fun tribute to the style and hits of Peggy Lee and Blossom Dearie -- two legendary voices that crossed genres, barriers, and generations, each in their own way. Did we mention "fun"?

  • First Friday with Joe Holt -- Sharon Sable, Beth McDonald

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for our next First Friday event as our piano impresario Joe Holt welcomes two of the Mainstay's favorite vocalists -- Beth McDonald and Sharon Sable. The evening promises a warm and fun tribute to the style and hits of Peggy Lee and Blossom Dearie -- two legendary voices that crossed genres, barriers, and generations, each in their own way. Did we mention "fun"?

  • Flower Power Paint Party

  • Wednesday,   |  All Day Event
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N. Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9101959
  • Pick up a brush and paint a flower for our Rock Hall community bouquet!

    Let your creativity nurture and support making Main Street beautiful. All canvases created during this event will be displayed in the shops of Main Street during the month of June.

    All supplies will be provided for this free event. All ages welcome.

    Presented in partnership with Main Street Rock Hall.

  • Open Mic Night at the Mainstay

  • Wednesday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Open Mic night hosted on stage at The Mainstay. Admission is free. Open to musicians, poets, comedians, singers, playwrites, etc.

  • The Road Home: Chester River Chorale Spring Concert

  • Friday,   |  7pm Friday; 4pm Saturday
  • This event runs May 13 to May 14
  • Location: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown - 905 Gateway Dr, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • Email: info@chesterriverchorale.org
  • URL:  https://www.chesterriverchorale.org/performances/may-2022-concert-the-road-home/
  • As the Chester River Chorale joyously returns to group singing, we are thrilled to present The Road Home. Please join us for a program of “choral candy” to reignite our flame for singing and welcome our audiences home once again.

    We are not selling advance tickets but we will gratefully accept your donation at the door.

  • Handbuilding Plus! with Marcey Sherman

  • Thursday,   |  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.

  • The Garfield Gala: Broadway on High Street

  • Saturday,   |  6:30 - 10:00pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Please join us for a dazzling evening celebrating the Garfield Center for the Arts.

  • The Garfield Gala: Broadway on High Street

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • 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/the-garfield-gala-broadway-on-high-street/
  • The Garfield Center for the Arts is proud to announce the 2022 Garfield Gala – Broadway on High Street. The Garfield Gala returns May 21, 2022 with a special evening of Broadway music featuring the stars of the Garfield musical theatre stage: Shannon Whitaker, Bradley Chaires, Melissa McGlynn, Zac Ryan, Max Hagan, Natalie Donoso, Izzie Squires Southworth, and Jennifer Kafka Smith. The performance includes special guests – the River Voices from the Chester River Chorale. The music will represent a wide variety of Broadway shows.

  • Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his Trio

  • 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 New York Times has called Stephane Wrembel "Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today.” Wrembel is one of the most highly regarded guitarists in the world specializing in the style of legendary composer/guitarist Django Reinhardt. He learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside. He has had a remarkable career, touring the world, while releasing 16 albums under his name and the nom de plume, The Django Experiment. Rolling Stone Magazine: "A revelation."
    The New York Observer: "Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of Gypsy jazz."

  • Ceramic Handbuilding with Marilee Schumann

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/may-2022-ceramic-handbuilding-
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6:00-8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from May 26th through June 30th. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of handbuilding through pinching, coiling and slab building clay, and glaze their work into finished pieces to take home with them. Class time and the encouraged Open Studio practice time will enable students to create at their own level and improve their skills.

    Included with instruction is twenty-five pounds of cone 6 clay.

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

  • Thursday,
  • 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.

  • Bluegrass Headliners Della Mae

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  http://www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Della Mae is a 5-piece, all-women bluegrass group that frequently headlines major festivals. They are a former nominee for a Grammy in the Best Bluegrass Album category, and have shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Del McCoury, and Alison Krauss. They deliver songs that can tell an emotional story with just a line of lyrics, and they play their instruments with finesse and passion. They have spent the last three years touring full time throughout the USA and abroad.
    This program is made possible with funds from the Hedgelawn Foundation.