Please join us in Kent Barns for our Exciting 2022 Second Saturday Season.
May through October on the Second Saturday of each month, our park-like setting will be bustling with seasonal markets, unique events, and fun activities. See our list of regularly featured events:
10:00-2:00 Community Farmers Market & Swyft Shop
10:00-11:00 House of Books Storytime
11:00-1:00 Scribble Art for ALL AGES Under the Big Maple Tree
10:00-1:00 Kent Flower Market at RT Facts (June - October)
10:00-5:30 Art Galleries & Shops - New Exhibits and Inventory
12:00-3:00 Live Music Under the Big Maple Tree
Antiques, Art, Home Goods, Artisanal Gifts, Specialty Foods, Pop-Ups & More!
We look forward to the community coming together to support local businesses and artisans for these monthly events. It's a perfect, family-friendly event to enjoy on the Second Saturday of each month. Look for news about exciting pop-up shops, demonstrations, and author talks throughout the season on our website or give us a follow on Instagram & Facebook!
New on exhibit at WKNDDRVR ... automotive Fine Art Photography by Richard James.
WKNDDRVR is a community of individuals who share the love of the drive. We may come from different backgrounds, and drive wildly different vehicles, but we bond over our car passion. Our goal with WKNDDRVR is to create a multi-dimensional experience for our members, both live and digitally. From casual morning gatherings to organized drives. From our fun, fantastic clubhouse to our website with an online resource guide of automotive products & services; stories from the road; a classified section of local collector cars, and memorabilia. We’ll be hosting live and online events featuring both cars and the people behind them. We’ll even have special offers and group buys just for our members.
We live here, so we’re focused on the car scene in Western Connecticut and the surrounding regions. Which means you’ll get info that is meaningful to you.
Daisy Craddock: In Season
Drawn from life, Daisy Craddock's diptychs are studies of fruits and vegetables. Although they might appear to be minimalist abstract blocks of color at first glance, closer observation shows they are literal depictions of their subjects – skin on the left side, and flesh on the right. Using oil pastel, Craddock layers the colors in varied tones and hues, scraping and burnishing to achieve subtle gradations of color and texture.
The works are visually exciting and intellectually stimulating, providing what Craddock refers to as the "aha" moment when the viewer identifies the fruit or vegetable in an instant of recognition and revelation.
Shelley Reed: Bouquet
Shelley Reed uses art history as a point of departure. She recontextualizes imagery gleaned from such artists as Alexandre-Francois Desportes (1661-1743), Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755), Melchior d’Hondecoeter (1636-1695), and Britain's George Stubbs. Reed’s primary focus has been the rich vein of Northern European art from the mid-17th through 18th centuries, a period of enlightenment and profound interest in science, nature, and the animal world.
Working en grisaille enables Reed to unify the diverse visual elements associated with Netherlandish art and the numerous other historical concepts and images brought from different sources and other times. As she describes the process: It's a conversation with art history that touches on nature, power, aggression, and beauty.
GALLERY IS OPEN FROM THURSDAY TO SUNDAY
11 TO 5:30
David Collins - These Days, Opening Reception, Sept. 24, 4:00 - 6:00.
Please join us for an exhibition walk-through...
By layering geometric planes and simple patterns on fields of rich color, David Collins conveys depth, movement, and a shifting sense of place using the formal elements of painting. In his paintings, structures develop suggesting folded paper, fragments of wings, domestic dwellings or industrial buildings. These images are drawn from childhood recollections of homes, and construction sites in 1970’s Dallas and from time spent in airplane hangars while visiting his father’s workplace.
Gallery Hours: Kent, CT: Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:30 and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 And by appointment
Kenise Barnes Fine Art