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
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!

Kent Flower Market 2021

Saturday July 9, 10:00 AM - Saturday October 8

RT Facts 8 Old Barn Road Kent, CT

The KENT FLOWER MARKET will take place once a month May - Oct- 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.

Weather – New Paintings by Susan English

Saturday July 9, 4:00 PM - Sunday September 4

7 Fulling Lane Kent Barns Kent, CT

Reception: July 9, 4-6 public invited

Susan English’s paintings are rich in their sophisticated vocabulary of color and surface. By expertly pouring layers of tinted polymer paints English has arrived at a body of work whose minimalist appearance belies its complexities.

Through a series of planned pours and the manipulation of smooth aluminum panels, English both directs and anticipates how the paint will accumulate, disperse, resist, and form its own small abstractions. English makes her paintings through the process, intention, experience, and chance. The thickness and viscosity of the paint dictate the subtleties in appearance and the intensity of each color. Her painting’s surfaces range from matte to medium or high gloss, each variously absorbing or reflecting light. The panels are assembled into specifically calibrated horizontal or vertical sequences existing always in relationship to the light in the room and the position of the viewer.

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

Trees & Flowers: A Group Exhibition

Saturday July 16, 4:00 PM - Saturday September 3

4 Fulling Lane Kent Barns Kent, CT

Craven Contemporary is excited to announce the opening of its latest show "Trees and Flowers" on Saturday, July 16th with an opening reception for the local CT artists Mio Akashi, Jeff Joyce, Daniel Murray, and Olga Sweet from 4 pm to 6 pm. Perfectly timed for the summer, the show brings together works on the theme of trees and flowers in a variety of mediums:

The Trees
The long gallery wall will be centered by the classic Alex Katz silkscreen print 'Three Trees'. This work showcases the artist's signature minimalist aesthetic with flat planes of rich color and his distinctive approach: pared-down and cropped, combining elements of realism and abstraction simultaneously. Alongside this work, paintings by Jeff Joyce and Olga Sweet will be presented which either complement or were inspired by Katz.

Joyce's work was previously included in the "Summer Stock" show at the gallery. He is intrigued by how cultural history, painting, and literature informs our view of nature. Craven Contemporary is also pleased to present work by the painter Sweet for the first time. Similar to Katz, Sweet is best known for her portrait work which has included President Jimmy Carter, Queen Elizabeth II, Nacho Figueras, Anna Wintour, and others.

The Flowers
The remaining gallery walls will present seven floral works by photographer Mio Akashi from her "One Stem, One Branch" series. This body of work was inspired by the philosophical and symbolic tea flower arrangement created by Sen no Rikya who is the founder of the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

And some birds too!
Local CT artist Daniel Murray will also have three of his bronze sculptures in the gallery for the duration of the show, 'Watch/Wait' and 'Moon' featuring a hawk, and 'Great Gray' featuring an owl. These incredible sculptures with their fabulous patinas can be displayed in either indoor or outdoor settings.

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

Lisa Lebofsky: On the Horizon

Saturday July 23, 4:00 PM - Saturday September 3

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

Lisa Lebofsky: On the Horizon Opens this Saturday, July 23, 2022
Reception 4 to 6 pm Carol Corey Fine Art
Working on the silvery surface of aluminum panel, Lisa Lebofsky’s work often appears to glow as brightly as the landscapes she paints. By leaving parts of the panel unpainted, Lebofsky’s compositions seem to come alive with the shifting shimmer of the aluminum. She has applied her unconventional use of the ground to many environments; her recent travels to Antarctica, Greenland, Newfoundland and the Maldives only hint at the impressive scope of her many plein air excursions. Lebofsky has long focused on the fragility of our glaciers and coastlines in her work, painting each as they exist today with the understanding that they will change tomorrow. Possibly this fact lends added significance to her use of a reflective ground, and what it means that we can see ourselves faintly among the melting ice and receding shores. (Diana Corvelle)

OPEN THURSDAY TO SUNDAY
11 TO 5:30