Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- September 2022


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  • The Artist's Way

  • Thursday,   |  7:00 PM -8:00 PM
  • This event runs July 6 to October 5
  • Location: online - Zoom
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/artists-way
  • 14 Wednesdays - July 6 through October 5, 7-8 pm
    On Zoom for 1st thirteen sessions, with an in-person celebratory meet-up for dinner at the end!
    Join Sharon Herz & Ann Farley for this accountability & inspiration group as we read & work through this influential book. Sharon & Ann are simply there to guide the group -- and we may see if each participant would like to take the lead on one week's discussion.

    This program requires the use of the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. We will be using the 25th anniversary edition.

  • Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Thursday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • This event runs August 16 to September 20
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/august-16-intermediate-wheel
  • This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for the wheel. Each week we will address new throwing techniques and finishing options while exploring scale, design, construction, and finishing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh or just want to expand your ceramics repertoire, this class is for you!

    The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from August 16th through September 20th.

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

  • Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Thursday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • This event runs August 17 to September 21
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/august-17-beginners-wheel-with-chris-neiman-
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from August 17th through September 21st. (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 twenty-five pounds of cone 6 clay.

  • Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

  • Thursday,   |  2:00-4:30 pm
  • This event runs August 18 to September 22
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/august-18-2022-ceramic-handbuilding-
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from August 18st through September 22nd. (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.

  • Joe Holt's tribute to Billy Penn Burger -- rock, folk and blue-eyed soul

  • Friday,   |  8:00
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • An especially unique and poignant "First Friday with Joe Holt" highlights the music and legacy of Billy Penn Burger; a much loved regional (DE/PA) musician and songwriter. Billy's music remains deeply special to all who hear it. Joe (keyboard) will be joined by Billy Penn Burger band alumni Steve Prentice (piano) and Nick Bucci (guitar), along with Keli Vale and Sharon Sable (vocals), and Ray Anthony (drums). This rocking band will perform Billy's originals along with covers (Van Morrison, Pete Seeger, and more) from the original band repertoire.

  • All That Jazz - September 2022 - Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5-7 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: suewilson@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/allthatjazz
  • EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022

    OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

    DROP-OFF: Sunday, August 28 , 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times)

    PICK-UP: Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Monday October 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (note new times)

  • Let the Good Times Roll with Zydeko a-Go-Go

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Mainstay’s contribution to the New Orleans theme of this year’s Chestertown Jazz Festival features Zydeco-a-Go-Go, the Mid-Atlantic's #1 Zydeco Band. Creole music and the Cajun 2-step combine with funky New Orleans rhythm & blues and vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll for a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulers!"

  • All That Jazz - September 2022 - Artists' 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/allthatjazz
  • EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022

    OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

    DROP-OFF: Sunday, August 28 , 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times)

    PICK-UP: Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Monday October 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (note new times)

  • September 8-29: Surf-ing with Acrylics with Inez Santori

  • Thursday,   |  1:00-3:00 PM
  • This event runs September 8 to September 29
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/surfing-acrylics
  • In the handbuilding space at RiverArts Clay Studio in downtown Chestertown, MD -- or outside if the weather is nice!

    Over the four weeks you will be able to create at least four different items and watch them take shape week on week, for yourself or for unique gifts. It’s your choice! Paintings; shells for trinket trays; ceramics; stones for decorations or paperweights; plant pots to show off your horticultural treasures (we may even have small plants for you!).

    All you need to bring is an old plate to use as a palette. Everything else will be provided.

  • 26th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

  • Friday,   |  Friday 6 - 9 pm, Saturday noon to 6 pm
  • This event runs September 9 to September 10
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410 810 2060
  • Email: ncarter@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevents/category/annual/chestertown-jazz-festival/
  • Enjoy a weekend filled with New Orleans style jazz under the big tent in Wilmer Park overlooking the Chester River.
    Friday evening cocktail party & concert.
    Saturday fabulous music food & fun noon to 6 pm


  • The Canadian Guitar Quartet - Resonance Concert Series

  • Sunday,   |  3 p.m.
  • Location: St. Paul's Parish, Kent - 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd.
  • Contact: The National Music Festival
  • Phone: 443-480-0221
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  https://nationalmusic.us/events-and-tickets/resonance/
  • The National Music Festival kicks off the 2022-23 Resonance concert series with a performance by The Canadian Guitar Quartet. Since its debut in 1999, the group has performed on three continents, going from one standing ovation to the next, and has established a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. Single tickets are $22 ($5 for students) and may be purchased at the venue or at https://nationalmusic.us/events-and-tickets/resonance/. Season passes are available at https://nationalmusic.us/events-and-tickets/tickets/ and at the door.

  • Call for Photographers - !magine Street Festival

  • Sunday,   |  1-6 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/call-for-photographers
  • RiverArts has an interest in acquiring photographs from the 10th anniversary RiverArts Street Festival for future promotions and is sponsoring a contest for the best festival photos. The winner will be awarded a $100 prize, and will be announced in the local press along with five runners-up. Each photographer can submit up to ten images. There is no participation fee but photographers must register to be considered for a prize. Email Lani Seikaly at laniseikaly@me.com for a registration form.

  • Creative Street Sculptures - !magine Street Festival

  • Sunday,   |  1:00-6:00 PM
  • Location: High St. - High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/imagine-sculpture-contest-
  • Chestertown RiverArts is excited to announce our quirky, anything goes, free-standing and free sculpture competition that will be featured at our 10th anniversary celebration, !magine on Sunday, September 11 from 1:00 to 6:00. We plan to enliven the middle of High Street with a menagerie of wild things, curious characters and gravity-defying assemblages.
    All fun-loving creatives are invited to design and construct an imaginative sculpture that makes people smile, ponder or wonder.

  • Quick Draw plein air competition - !magine Street Festival

  • Sunday,   |  12:00-5:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/imagine-plein-air-quick-draw-competition
  • Sign up to participate in our plein air "Quick Draw" competition on Sunday, Sept 11th. This is just one of the fun events planned during our !magine Street Festival. Artists must pre-register and should plan to arrive at RiverArts Gallery Sunday, September 11 between 12:00-1:00 p.m. to check in. Artists will have 2 hours to explore the downtown Chestertown area and complete a Quick Draw painting. Artists are asked to return to Fountain Park at 3:00 p.m. to set up their paintings on easels for viewing and judging by a judge.

  • Radiant Material Opening Reception

  • Thursday,
  • This event runs September 15 to December 3
  • Location: KOHL GALLERY - Washington College/GIBSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
  • Contact: TARA GLADDEN
  • Phone: 3477684930
  • Email: tgladden2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/about/campus/kohl-gallery/index.php
  • Radiant Material is an illuminated exhibition featuring the work of 5 regional contemporary artists working with light: Roxana Azar, Tommy Bobo, Daniel Conrad, David Gladden, and Lindsay Packer. Exhibition themes include light as subject and material, the perceptual experience of color and light in space and time, custom designed experimental systems and processes, unconventional material exploration, and conceptual affinities with ideas drawn from science and math. Gallery Hours are: Tues., Thurs., Fri., 1:30-5pm, Wed., 4-7pm, Sat., 12-3pm.

  • The Garfield presents Neil Simon's The Good Doctor

  • Friday,
  • This event runs September 16 to October 2
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street - 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-good-doctor/all/
  • The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending. Sometimes absurd, sometimes melancholy, but always enjoyable, it is a modern take on the essence of Chekov featuring various comedic styles and characterizations.

    Directing the production is Bonnie Hill, a seasoned director who has staged multiple productions at The Garfield Center and Church Hill Theatre, among others.

  • Chuck Redd and Nate Najar's Birthday Tribute to Charlie Byrd

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: Matt Mielnick
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  mainstayrockhall.org
  • Chuck Redd's tribute to world-famous guitarist Charlie Byrd on the day of his birth will present an overview of Charlie Byrd’s remarkable career. Chuck will be joined by Nate Najar, often cited by music critics as the heir apparent to Charlie Byrd, and Herman Burney on the stand-up bass. The program will touch on Byrd's landmark 1962 Jazz Samba album that helped launch the bossa nova movement. The trio also will touch on repertoire that Charlie loved from The American Popular Songbook with compositions by Gershwin, Ellington and Rodgers and Hart.

  • U.S Naval Academy Brass

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-naval-academy-brass-tickets-399656562537
  • The Washington College Concert Series presents the U.S. Naval Academy Brass Ensemble. Come join the USNA Brass Ensemble as they perform music free to the public on September 16, 2022 at 7:30pm in Hotchkiss.
    To learn more, visit washcoll.edu/concert

    CONTACT:
    concertseries@washcoll.edu

    All tickets for this event are free.

  • Fall into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - Chestertown
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/spring-watercolor
  • Paint in the great outdoors!

    Say bye-bye summer and hello to crisp weather & autumnal landscapes in watercolor along with award winning watercolorist and popular RA instructor Steve Bleinberger. Enjoy fall leaves & nature's changing palette as you learn earn tips and techniques for creating striking colors, shades, and washes.

    All levels welcome! Bring your own gear or use/experiment with Steve’s ample supply of paints and brushes.

    http://www.bleinberger.com/

  • Chestertown A&E Fall Art Walk

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown A&E District - Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District
  • Phone: 410-778-3700
  • Email: hester@kentculture.org
  • URL:  www.townofchestertown.com
  • Come to the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District’s ART WALK. Dozens of artists and artisans will be selling works at galleries, storefronts, restaurants and around town. Live music will also be happening throughout town.
    For information email hester@kentculture.org or call the Kent Cultural Alliance at 410-778-3700

  • One Day Workshop: Mobile Raku with Brett Thomas

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: chrisneiman@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/september-17-one-day-workshop-mobile-raku-with-brett-thomas-
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio (and in the street nearby) from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday September 17th.

    Students will learn the process of raku firing by glazing self-supplied bisque ware, learning how to load and unload a raku kiln, and experiencing smoked reduction. Students may participate in the process throughout, if they feel comfortable! Come observe, learn, and participate as Brett will fire his kilns many times in a single day.

    All students are expected to bring pre-fired bisqueware to this class. Using a raku clay body is HIGHLY recommended.

  • Measure for Measure

  • Saturday,   |  3:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • This event runs September 17 to September 18
  • Location: Wilmer Park - 118 N. Cross street
  • Contact: Shore Shakespeare Company
  • Phone: 4434803346
  • Email: Shoreshakespearecompany@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.shoreshakespeare.org
  • Shore Shakespeare is pleased to announce our 2022 tour of Measure for Measure, touring this September. This outdoor production will be held in WIlmer Park September 17th @ 6pm and September 18th @ 3pm
    Considered by many a “problem play” for falling somewhere between comedy and tragedy, Measure for Measure is a tale of morals and humanity, justice and forgiveness-While the play deals with some dark themes, it is also full of absurdity and farcical characters, set against the backdrop of Mardi Gras. FREE to all! Bring a chair or blanket, a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare under the Stars

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park
  • Contact: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chester Parish
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: gdb20024@gmail.com
  • Jeffrey Brillhart is Director of Music and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, PA, and on the music faculty of Yale University where he teaches organ improvisation.