Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- May 2021


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  • RiverArts Salon: Join Ken Skrzesz for an overview of meaningful arts activities across our great state

  • Tuesday,   |  5 - 5:45 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/ken-skrzesz
  • A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.

    Ken has served as the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Teacher Specialist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the Executive Director of the Clear Space Theatre Company and Kinetics Dance Theatre, and the Director of Student Life for the School of American Ballet. Long-term teaching posts include the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Goucher College, Southwest Missouri State University, and the University of North Carolina.

    www.kenskrzesz.com

  • May 6: More Paper Flowers with Pearl Uva (via Zoom)

  • Thursday,   |  6 - 7 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/more-paper-flowers
  • Back by popular demand! Learn how to make more beautiful paper flowers from book pages & other fun papers you have at your home. Two different styles of flowers will be demonstrated, and you'll have a chance to make your own and ask questions.

    Suggested supplies:

    * Your choice of paper (book pages, origami paper, normal printing paper, etc) Choose a few different styles, colors, and sizes
    * Wet glue (will work better than stick glue)
    * Scissors
    * Ruler (preferably in cm)
    * Pen or pencil
    * Quilling pin (optional)

  • May 11 - RiverArts Salon: This Year's National Music Festival with Richard Rosenberg and Caitlin Patton

  • 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/richard-rosenberg-and-caitlin-patton
  • This summer, the National Music Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Chestertown. Learn how NMF has flourished over its first decade, and about plans for this year’s Festival Aug. 1 – 14. From symphony concerts to a little Gershwin to kid-friendly activities, get the low down from Artistic Director Richard Rosenberg and Executive Director Caitlin Patton.

    Caitlin and Richard are the co-founders of the NMF. They live on Double Forte Farm in Galena, MD, with a herd of goats, four cats, five dogs, four horses, three beehives, and a flock of chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, and guinea fowl.

  • MassoniArt presents Finding Light I

  • Saturday,
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  https://massoniart.com/
  • Fetauring Greg Mort, Katherine Cox, Claire McArdle, Grace Mitchell, Heidi Fowler, Zemma Mastin White, Catherine Kernan, Elizabeth Casqueiro, Kathryn O’Grady, Kenneth Schiano, Eve Stockton, Carol Rowan, Jon Mort, Simma Liebman, Blake Conroy, Shelley Robzen, Vicco von Voss

    Although we have increased to 10 the number of guests visiting the gallery, we are still requiring masks, and strongly suggest you make an appointment.
    Preferred appointment times are: Friday 11-3, Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 12-3.

    As always, we are happy to accommodate your schedule mid-week by appointment only.

  • May 18 - RiverArts Salon: Artists & Social Change: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Tuesday,   |  5 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/smithsonian-tour
  • This 90-minute salon will be longer than our usual session!

    Register to get the Zoom link provided by the Smithsonian, which is unique to this week (& different from our usual weekly Zoom).

    Join Bob Ferguson, a docent with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for an online tour with the theme of Artists and Social Change. Look at their collection online & bring your questions for this interactive experience! Bob wants participants to feel that they're in a conversation, not a lecture.

    https://americanart.si.edu/

    https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/factsheets/smithsonian-american-art-museum

  • Dixie Power Trio

  • Saturday,   |  5:00 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.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Formed in 1992, Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio has developed a reputation as the East Coast’s premier “Louisiana variety band” – capable of playing authentic sounding New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun, street parade, and Louisiana-style funk. The four-piece trio (we blame Cajun math) has carved out a niche as a fun and exciting ensemble capable of entertaining audiences of all ages.

    The group has shared stages with many Louisiana talents, including the Neville Brothers, Terrance Simien, Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis, Chubby Carrier, Beausoleil, the Dirty Dozen, the Olympia Brass Band & more!

  • RiverArts Salon: The Artistic Adventures of Blue Tulip with Posey Boicourt

  • Tuesday,   |  5 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - online
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/posey-boicourt-blue-tulip
  • A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.

    Based on her book Blue Tulip: an artistic adventure with painter Francois Joseph Kinsoen and his niece Adele, author Posey Boicourt invites you along as she rediscovers the world of a forgotten portrait painter from Bruges in her family who emigrated to Paris and quickly rose to work for Napoleon and royal courts of France and the Netherlands.

    Books may be ordered via Posey’s website: bluetulipproject.com or her email poseyboicourt@gmail.com.

  • May 26: Liberate the Landscape with Paul Santori

  • Wednesday,   |  10:30 am - 1 pm
  • Location: Arts Alive! - Tish Gallery (343 High St.)
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/liberate-landscape
  • Class will start at Tish Gallery (343 High St.) in downtown Chestertown. There, we will look at different ways artists portray landscapes (impressionist, pointillist, abstract, and traditional art in all mediums) to show examples and learn that it's fine to have your own style. Then, our group will move on to Fountain Park to draw or paint.

    Everyone can use their own choice of medium, and will need to bring their own supplies. Let us know if you need an easel.

    https://paulsantoristudio.com/
    https://www.tishfineart.com/

    We will be following CDC recommendations (masks, social distancing).

  • FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

  • Thursday,   |  7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Live Stream Virtual Event - Virtual Event - To register click: www.nationalmusic.us
  • Contact: National Music Festival
  • Phone: 443-480-0221
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  https://nationalmusic.us/
  • NMF celebrates its 10th Anniversary Festival, in Chestertown, Aug. 1–14. Leading up to the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade will be held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August.

    May 27, 7-8 PM, features Dana Goode, violinist, who began touring and performing at age 16 as a member of a chamber ensemble under the direction of acclaimed Latvian cellist Lev Aronson. She completed a bachelor of music degree at the Peabody Conservatory with Berl Senofsky, and a master’s in Violin Performance in 1986 with Mitchell Stern of the American String Quartet.