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Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- March 2020


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  • "Amazing People"

  • Sunday,   |  5:00-8:00pm
  • This event runs February 7 to March 1
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery - 315 High St, Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverrarts.org/exhibits
  • Join RiverArts' First Friday opening reception for "Amazing People" , an oral history exhibition curated by Gordon Wallace and Lani Seikaly. The show features stories of the challenges and the impact poverty has on children through adulthood as told by local, young men and women who have experienced it. The story tellers are all amazing people from whom we have much to learn. The exhibit will include portraits, highlighted excerpts from interviews and short videos.

  • "Seeing Red"

  • Sunday,   |  5:00-8:00pm
  • This event runs February 7 to March 1
  • Location: RiverArts Main Gallery - 315 High St, Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverrarts.org/exhibits
  • Join RiverArts for its First Friday opening reception for its February exhibit. The theme is "Seeing Red". See art and craft that capture images and emotions associated with the color red such as hearts, fire, roses, love, anger, passion. Vote for the People's Choice. This exhibit will continue through March 1.

  • Intimate Generations II at Massoniart

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs February 15 to March 8
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  https://massoniart.com/exhibition/intimate-generations-ii-at-massoniart/
  • February 15 – March 8, 2020

    Intimate Generations II at Massoniart
    a collaboration with Kohl Gallery / Washington College
    Art Crawl and Gallery Receptions – Saturday, February 22, 10-5 pm

  • Mainstay Monday with guest host Jeff Davis and his guest Randall Butler

  • Monday,   |  8 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=74658C18-CBBE-98C9-9EF1ED46B0C048BC
  • Jeff Davis is our guest host tonight. Jeff is well known to Mainstay audiences, have graced our stage many times. He has performed often with Joe, along with many other area artists including Karen Somerville, Phillip Dutton and Pres Harding. Tonight, Jeff shares the stage with his featured guest, Randall Butler. Randall is a Caroline County native. She performs in an acoustic duet with Jeff Davis, featuring her impassioned vocals in the rhythm & blues, contemporary pop, modern country, and classic rock genres.


  • Explore Art! For Ages 8-14!

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30-7:30 pm
  • This event runs March 3 to March 10
  • Location: ArtsAlive! Education Center - 200 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/exploreart/
  • Dates: March 3, 10
    Due to the coronavirus, this event will not happen on March 17th.

    Come explore different ways artists create masterpieces! You will learn mixed-media art techniques as you engage in various projects including drawing, watercolor painting, poster design with acrylics, and free-form sculpture. Each week will be different and fun!

    Students need to bring a 9×12 in. sketchbook (containing at least 100 lb weight paper).

    New concepts will be introduced each week, but if you can’t make all weeks, drop-ins are welcome and the instructor will be able to give individual guidance. Email us at info@chestertownriverarts.org .


  • Chester River chorale's Spring Fund Raiser

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay and The Pearl on Main - - Main Street
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • Phone: 410 928 5566
  • Email: benorr@verizon.net
  • URL:  chesterriverchorale.org
  • Chester River chorale’s Spring Fund Raiser
    Join us for a fabulous evening of music, fun, and frolic to support your Chester River Chorale on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at The Mainstay in Rock Hall at 7 p.m., and then, perhaps, dance on down Main street a few steps to the after-show party at The Pearl on Main.
    Concert tickets are $35, and tickets for both the concert and reception are $60. Seating is limited, so please RSVP for the reception by February 27. See our website at www.chesterriverchorale.org for more information.

  • Mushroom Madness

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 1 pm
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 443-282-0030
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/mushrooms/
  • Hand build and paint to your liking 3 different sized mushrooms (small. medium, large) that will enhance your garden or look lovely in your home. No skills are needed. Class is suitable for school-age children to adults. Pieces will be glazed and will be available for pick up in 2-3 weeks.

    Taught by Wendy King

  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents L'Abri Trio

  • Sunday,   |  4 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • URL:  https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=6EDF9E39-BD2A-EE5C-E1887105A9DB1AB9
  • The L’abri Trio is a unique collaboration of saxophone, cello, and piano founded in 2012 by three outstanding musicians at the Peabody Conservatory. The ensemble dedicated to new interpretations of traditional music and to exploring new music with the eclectic sounds of their unique instrumentation. The L’abri has reimagined classics from Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Poulenc, and Piazzolla while commissioning new works from some of today’s most imaginative composers.

  • Decorate and Glaze (4 weeks)

  • Tuesday,   |  6-9 pm
  • This event runs March 10 to March 31
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 443-282-0030
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/decorate-and-glaze-2/
  • Dates: March 10 and 31

    This course is intended to show different techniques in decorating and glazing your pottery. Each week you are expected to have at least one piece ready to decorate and/or glaze. A syllabus containing piece requirements can be obtained in advance (see below) or you may get it the first night of class. Please bring a minimum of one piece of bisqueware: preferably one with & one without texture or a combination of both on one piece to class the first night.

    Syllabus:
    https://chestertownriverarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/decorate-N-glaze-sylabus.pdf

  • Springtime Soaps for Tweens and Teens

  • Wednesday,   |  2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/6424566
  • Come create a scented soap to celebrate the start of spring!

    Registration required. Ages 8+

  • CANCELED: Around the World in 60 Minutes: A Free Band Concert

  • Sunday,   |  4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. (at High St.)
  • Contact: Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Phone: 410-778-2829; 410-810-1834
  • Email: ESWEemail@yahoo.com
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/EasternShoreWindEnsemble/
  • The Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble, the all-ages community concert band directed by Charles Thai, will take the audience on a world tour during an hour-long free concert. Destinations include locations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. The church is handicapped-accessible, via the ramp and automatic doors on the courthouse-green side of the building. Children are welcome.

    The ESWE offers area wind and percussion musicians the opportunity to continue or return to the pleasures of playing in a large ensemble. New members are always welcome, without audition or fee.

  • Sophie Kerr Series: A Reading by Casey Cep

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22009-sophie-kerr-series-a-reading-by-casey-cep
  • Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among many other publications. Her first book is Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee (Knopf, 2019). A proud graduate of the Talbot County Public Schools, she has an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.Phil. from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Intermediate Pottery

  • Thursday,   |  6 - 8:30 pm
  • This event runs March 19 to April 9
  • Location: Chestertown River Arts Clay Studio - 204 High Street
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts Clay Studio
  • Phone: 443-282-0030
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/intermedpottery/
  • Only on Thursdays (Mar. 19, Mar. 26, Apr. 2, Apr. 9)

    Taught by Marilee Schumann

    Continuing the progression from bowl and cylinder, Intermediate Pottery will focus on closed and lidded forms, with attention to precision and sizing. We will also talk about details and decoration.

    The only requirement is to have basic experience in throwing on the wheel – good for continuing beginners. This course does not include clay or open studio tickets.

  • RiverArts Reclaimed Runway Gala

  • Saturday,   |  5:00-
  • Location: Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company - Rock Hall
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org/events
  • RiverArts Reclaimed Runway, Where fashion and Sustainability Meet. Join the fun as models take to the runway to strut their stuff wearing designs created out of recycled and repurposed materials. This is RiverArts' Annual Gala Fundraiser. The evening includes a walk down the red carpet with a stop at the photo booth. Greg Farley will emcee. There will be a silent auction, delicious hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and the uproariously fun fashion show.

  • RESONANCE Concert: Emily Daggett Smith, Violin

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: St Paul’s Church 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd
  • Contact: The National Music Festival
  • Phone: 443-480-8291
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  https://nationalmusic.us/events-and-tickets/resonance/
  • Emily Daggett Smith is emerging as one of the most compelling artists of her generation–described as playing “gorgeously” and with “gracefulness and easy rapport” (The Boston Globe) . Her recital and chamber music performances have taken her across the United States, Europe, South America and Asia, and she has been described as playing with a “very beautiful tone” (The Gathering Note) and “irrepressible élan” (The Seattle Times). She is a National Music Festival mentor.

  • Photo Club (Free!)

  • Thursday,   |  7-9 pm
  • Location: RiverArts Education Center - 200 High St
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-779-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/monthly-photo-club-meeting/2020-03-26/
  • Photographers meet on the 4th Thursday of every month to show off our latest images for comments, praise, and suggestions!

    If you are fairly new to photography we know it might be scary to have others evaluate your work. But we find it is a great way to quickly improve your craft, become more creative, and find new friends with similar interests. We warmly welcome professional photographers as well, as we can all learn from each other.

    If you are interested in participating, please submit up to two digital photos (jpeg) to Steve Kane at srkane@gmail.com by the Tuesday before the meeting.

  • Drop In & Paint a Springtime Clay Figurine!

  • Thursday,   |  Open studio hours- see link
  • This event runs March 26 to March 27
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St. - Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 443-282-0030
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/clayfigurine/
  • Due to the coronavirus, this event will only be happening on the 26th and 27th.

    Drop by the Clay Studio any time during their open hours & paint a cute little springtime figurine! There are a variety of sizes of darling bunnies, ducks, eggs, and teddy bears to choose from! Prices start at $10. You choose your paint colors, decorate your piece, and then leave it to be fired and picked up later.

    The Clay Studio’s Open Hours can be found here: chestertownriverarts.org/clay-studio-calendar/

  • The Zach Lambert Quartet

  • Friday,   |  8 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=74658C18-CBBE-98C9-9EF1ED46B0C048BC
  • The Mainstay welcomes back inaugural scholarship winner Zach Lambert and his quartet for an exciting evening of jazz! n 2019, Zach played in a variety of settings around Annapolis and Baltimore. Mike Paxton has played saxophone since 4th grade in both school and church. He is active in orchestras, jazz bands, and classical music ensembles. Brendan rady can also be found gigging frequently around the Baltimore/DC area with multiple bands of many genres. Warren Louie studies upright and electric bass and has experience playing out in various jazz and pop groups.

  • Mobile Raku Workshop

  • Saturday,   |  9 am- 4:30 pm
  • Location: Chestertown River Arts Clay Studio - 204 High Street
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts Clay Studio
  • Phone: 443-282-0030
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/mobile-raku-workshop/
  • Ceramic artist and educator Brett Thomas returns to Chestertown with his Mobile Raku studio and kiln: a ceramics studio on wheels! The full day workshop will be on Court Road, just down the block from the Clay Studio.
    Class will meet in the Clay Studio in the morning, and then head outside where the kilns will be operating. The class will work together as a team with the instructor, learning proper techniques to achieve beautiful colors.
    Students should bring their bisque ware to the workshop. Standard 239 Raku, clay body is recommended. Work should be no wider than 6 in. wide and 12 in. tall.

  • Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt and guests Elisabeth Engle and Barbara Ferris

  • 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:  https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=74658C18-CBBE-98C9-9EF1ED46B0C048BC
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday, hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano. Our featured guests tonight are Elisabeth Engle and Barbara Ferris. Elisabeth Engle was a member of the Jazz Combo while a student at Washington College, and she continues to sing with the group on occasion. Barbara Ferris is a familiar voice in our area who preforms as vocalist for the Sam's Jazzy Swing group.

  • Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Marcey Sherman (8 weeks)

  • Monday,   |  6-8 pm
  • This event runs March 30 to May 4
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 443-282-0030
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/beginnerwheel-2/
  • Due to the coronavirus, this event will now begin on March 30th and end May 4th.

    *Only on Mondays*

    Ever seen “Ghost” and wondered if making pottery is really like that? Actually, the techniques used in the movie are close to how pots are made, minus the steamy caresses! This 8-week beginners class will teach you the basic steps used with the potter’s wheel and allow you to explore creativity with clay.

    Each student will receive 25# of clay (std 112) and 8 open studio tickets (a $102 value) to come and practice their skills. A beginner’s tool kit is needed. You can purchase online or we will sell kits at the first night for $30.

  • Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer (8 weeks)

  • Tuesday,   |  10 am - 12:30 pm
  • This event runs March 31 to May 5
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 443-282-0030
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://chestertownriverarts.org/riverartsevent/beginnerwheel/
  • Due to the coronavirus, this event will now begin on March 31st and end on May 5th.

    *Only on Tuesdays*

    This class is for beginning pottery students with little or no wheel experience, and those who have taken introductory wheel classes and wish to have more instruction. Students will be working with stoneware clay. They will learn the fundamental techniques of preparing clay, throwing on the wheel, trimming, and glazing a piece, creating a finished decorative or functional pot. Amaze yourself with what you can create!

    Tuition includes 8 Open Studio tickets, your first 25 lbs. of clay, and bisque firing, a light firing to prepare pots for glazing.