Andy Harper: Parallel Botany

Saturday April 30, 11:00 AM - Sunday June 5

CAROL COREY FINE ART (New Location) 6 North Main Street, Kent Barns Kent, CT

Carol Corey Fine Art
Andy Harper: PARALLEL BOTANY 30 APRIL - 5 JUNE 2022

Opens Saturday, April 30, with a reception from 4 to 6 pm

"The title of Andy Harper’s exhibition refers to Leo Lionni’s 1976 cult book ‘Parallel Botany’: a field guide to imaginary plants, presented with the appearance of academic authority – complete with illustrations and apparently rigorous references. That points to one interpretation of Harper’s lushly intricate paintings: that we are looking at unreal vegetation, so profuse it has crowded out the full space of the canvas, so heightened in color it takes on a psychedelic aura." (Paul Carey-Kent)

11 TO 5:30

“Alex Katz New Flowers” at Craven Contemporary

Saturday May 14, 11:00 AM - Sunday July 10

4 Fulling Lane Kent Barns Kent, CT

Craven Contemporary is excited to announce its next show “Alex Katz New Flowers” opening Saturday, May 14th and running through Sunday, July 10th. The show comprises 7 new floral works by the artist which showcase his signature minimalist aesthetic with flat planes of rich, lovely color. Alex Katz is 94 years old and will have a major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in October 2022. His work is in many significant private collections as well as numerous museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Tate. This will be the fifth focused show of Alex Katz's work at Craven Contemporary.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm and Sundays 12 pm - 5 pm.

Sam Posey Exhibit at WKND DRVR

Friday May 20, 5:00 PM - Sunday July 3

WKNDDRVR - 5 Old Barn Road, Kent Barns, Kent, CT

WKND DRVR is the newest addition to Kent Barns. It is designed as a boutique venue for car enthusiasts and drivers. Kenise Barnes Fine Art and WKND DRVR are presenting a collaborative art exhibit in this new space beginning on May 20th. Opening Reception 5 - 7 PM Friday May 20th

The exhibition features 10 abstract acrylic paintings by Sam Posey. Posey who earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design has been a painter of his life, maintaining a studio while becoming best known for his career in the race car driving and sports broadcasting.

Wed-Sat 9 -4 pm
Sunday 9 -4 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Flowers for Friends – A Solo Exhibit of Works by Melanie Parke

Saturday May 21, 4:00 PM - Sunday July 3

7 Fulling Lane Kent Barns Kent, CT

Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Melanie Parke. On view from May 21 - July 3 with a public reception on Saturday, June 11 from 4 - 6.

Pastoral and bucolic still life settings emerge from my Parke's life. The artist reconstructs familiar interiors and filters them through the ideology of memory. Her subjects often center on flowers, birds, decorative objects, gardens, and domestic settings with the intent of creating safe places for pleasure. Parke utilizes sentiment to craft a domestic focus and seeks visual lushness by alternating tonal moods and vivid ornamentation.

Gallery Hours: Kent, CT: Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:30 and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 And by appointment
Kenise Barnes Fine Art

Second Saturdays 2022

Saturday June 11 - Saturday October 15

6 N. Main Street Kent Barns, Kent, CT

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
10:00-1:00 Kent Flower Market at RT Facts (June - October)
11:00-1:00 Scribble Art for ALL AGES Under the Big Maple Tree
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!