The KENT FLOWER MARKET will take place once a month May 8th - Oct 9th (ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH) on the front porch of RT Facts in Kent Barns. It will showcase local flower growers and their talents along with local artisans and small businesses focused on flowers and gardens. The market strives to create an opportunity for our small community to come together and have their day brightened by the beauty on display. In addition to the Flower Market, the shops and galleries will coordinate new offerings and exhibits to begin on these days. Learn more details about these events by following us on Instagram @kentbarnsct & @kentflowermarket
Kent Barns is excited to announce the launch of their 2021 Second Saturday season. Featured Events:
9:00-1:00 Community Farmers Market & Swyft
10:00-11:00 House of Books Story Hour
10:00-1:00 Kent Flower Market at RT Facts
10:00-5:30 Art Galleries & Shops Open with New Exhibits and Inventory
12:00-3:00 Live Music Under the Big Maple Tree
Antiques, Art, Plants, Books, Artisanal Gifts, Pop-Up Shop, Coffee Bar, Specialty Foods, Local Produce & 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.
It’s flowers, flowers, flowers at Craven Contemporary! Starting Saturday, May 22nd and throughout the summer the gallery will feature four large flower prints by renowned painter and printmaker Alex Katz. Katz made his first group of flower paintings from 1966-67 returning to the subject matter again in the early 2000s. The artist turned to flowers as a way to capture a sense of movement he felt was missing in his portraits. These beautiful and instantly recognizable works in the artist’s signature pared-down style will have three separate shows revolve around them.
The first is a mixed group show of works also featuring flowers by other leading contemporary artists including Nicholas Party, Billy Sullivan, Jonas Wood, Charles Lutz, and Paul Wackers. The gallery will also be showcasing the floral portraits of local NYC and CT artist Mio Akashi with two of her photographic works studying a favorite flower at this time of year, the peony. The first show can be seen online HERE.
While the natural world plays a profound role in Meyer’s work, he maintains a delicate balance in its portrayal between realism and abstraction. Within that world, water is the subject of inquiry – lakes, ponds, waterfalls, and often the plant life they contain. Both mysterious and revealing, the water’s surface reflects its surroundings and simultaneously offers a glimpse into a realm below. Enigmatic, distorted images of decomposing tree trunks emerge from the depths, while reeds, water lilies, and grasses thrive above. These organic forms converge to form a dynamic ecosystem, nature’s cycle of life, death, and regeneration.
Meyer’s painting method emulates the properties of water itself; diluted oil paint runs and falls across the canvas, investing the medium with the transparency and ephemeral qualities of watercolor. Meyer’s approach is not to literally depict his subject matter, but to transform its elements, interweaving images into rich, magical, dreamlike environments filled with the perception of water, light, and color.
The gallery is pleased to announce their newest, exhibit -
Ober! Beerman! Lipke!
This multi-artist show will feature works by Rob Ober, Hannah Beerman (featured image) & Meg Lipke. The exhibit will run from June 12th - July 26th with an opening reception scheduled for June 12th from 3 pm - 5 pm during the barn-wide Second Saturday event. Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-5 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm. Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-5 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm.
The House of Books is offering exciting author talks, book club, Saturday Storytime, and more. Just click HERE for a complete listing of summer events.