Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- March 2021


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  • RiverArts Salon: Looking Back with Natalie Donoso & Annie Woodall of the Kent County Public Library

  • Tuesday,   |  5:00 - 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/natalie-donoso-and-annie-woodall
  • Join Kent County Public Library librarians to talk about looking back and how much the past should inform people's perceptions of the present. They will discuss the library's upcoming "Look Back" art contest and talk about Read Across America Day.

    "A Look Back" Contest: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/7480231

    Read Across America: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/7480582

  • Mar 3 - Pop-Art Coloring for a Good Cause - Collaborative Project Class (via Zoom)

  • Wednesday,   |  12 noon
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/pop-art-coloring
  • Do you like to color? Is your favorite part of creating art getting to choose the glorious color palette you'll use to complete your work? Do you like to give back to the larger community? Then this "class" is for you!

  • RiverArts Salon: Mindful Simplicity with Yolanda Acree

  • Tuesday,   |  5:00 - 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/mindful-simplicity-with-yolanda-acree
  • Learn strategies for living simply and intentionally from creative local collage artist Yolanda Acree. In addition to being an artist, Yolanda is the author of Mindful Simplicity: Practical Strategies for Finding Harmony in Your Home, Work, and Life, and founder of Black Minimalists.

    https://yolandavacree.com/
    https://yolandavacree.com/book
    https://yolandavacree.com/diary/februllage-x-black-history-month
    https://fiberartscenter.com/new-virtual-presentations-knit-bits-and-local-highlights/
    https://www.facebook.com/yolandavacree/
    https://www.instagram.com/yolandavacree/

  • Mar 11 - Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

  • Thursday,   |  5 - 8 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/paper-cityscapes
  • Papermaking spread from China to the Islamic world by the 8th century. By the 11th century it had made its way throughout Europe. Each culture along that path developed its own unique style of papercutting using scissors, knives, hammers and more. Now considered a folk-art medium, papercutting is experiencing a renaissance with more people than ever cutting paper to reflect modern times. In this workshop you’ll learn the basic techniques of knife cutting, use them to cut your own cityscape from a provided photo, and learn how to work from your own photos in the future.


  • RiverArts Salon: Poems of Resistance with Robert Earl Price

  • 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/robert-earl-price
  • Acclaimed local poet Robert Earl Price will be reading & answering questions about two occasional poems of resistance from his book Blood Flow. These poems were sparked by local (Chester River) events.

    A Poem of Remembrance” - p.28
    “Celebrating Juneteenth at Sumner Hall” - p.38

    At this salon, Price is more interested in how the poems make the reader/listener feel than in extracting deep philosophical discussion.

    https://snakenationpress.org/robert-earl-price

    https://talbotspy.org/meredith-foundation-awards-poetry-honor-to-chestertowns-robert-earl-price/

  • RiverArts Salon: Discover Louise Gluck, America's Nobel Laureate, with Dr. James Allen Hall

  • Tuesday,   |  5:00 - 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/dr-james-allen-hall
  • Louise Glück: America's Nobel Laureate:

    In 2020, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, a poet who published her first collection in 1968 when she was in her mid-twenties. In its citation, the Nobel Committee marked Glück's accessible language, her urgent voice, and her use of biting wit and humor. We'll talk about these characteristics--and perhaps more!--in looking at three poems by America's most recent Nobel Laureate.

    Link to citation (with brief overview of her work): https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2020/bio-bibliography/

  • Mar 25 - Pysanky: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design with Coreen Weilminster (via Zoom)

  • Thursday,   |  6-8 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/pysanky
  • Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art", the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple instruments (made of wood and copper) called kistkas, the humble materials of beeswax and candlelight, and intensely vibrant dyes.

    Create a beautiful egg in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky, or create a symbolic piece of art to invoke a new world vision.

  • Rochelle Rice

  • Friday,   |  7 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Rochelle Rice lives, lives in between the cracks of hard and fast genre rules, between jazz, folk, and soul. Her her soaring vocals as she joins us for an evening of beautiful music!

  • RiverArts Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

  • 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/traci-williams
  • Writer & performing artist Traci Williams will talk about a libretto that she wrote for an opera that was performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Salon attendees will have a chance to read it ahead of time.

    Traci is a writer and performing artist. In 2019, she participated as a performing artist in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, a world-class, contemporary performing arts festival that challenges convention and inspires new ways of thinking. In addition to being a performing artist, Traci has written and co-directed plays, and has been an active guest speaker and lecturer.