Visit Kent CT. for art galleries and fantastic festivals

Don't leave without visiting these spots

Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2010

Galleries:

Eckert Fine Art

 

This gallery in the middle of town is host to an exhibition of major works by the sculptor Boaz Vaadia. Pieces are on display in the courtyard at the Kent Town Center from May 30 through October 15. The show features large stone figures. 27 North Main St.

 

Kent Art Association

The Kent Art Association, which features members’ works in multiple mediums, is the oldest gallery in town. It was founded in 1923 by nine expatriates of the Manhattan art scene (see sidebar for current exibit). 21 South Main St.

Ober Gallery in the Village Barns

The gallery shows contemporary artists from New York, New England, and Russia. 6 North Main St.
860-927-5030.

 

Morrison Gallery

 

With its cathedral ceiling this large gallery space evokes the barn architecture of the region. It is tempered with industrial touches, including the lighting and the slab panel concrete walls. Several sculptures by artist Peter Woytuk, including a pillowy pair of bulls and the artwork on our cover, are placed outdoors nearby.

8 Old Barn Rd. Kent, Ct.

860-927-4501.

 

Event Highlights for September

 

26th Annual CAMA Fall Festival

Most of the year, the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (CAMA) grounds are a quiet place to sit and ponder the impact and importance of historic machinery on our everyday lives. In late September, however, it is transformed into a bustling cacophony of all things mechanical. In addition to the CAMA collection, outside exhibitors from all over the Northeast converge on the 8 acres of park-like grounds with kind of machine imaginable. September 24, 25, 26. 10am-4pm $8 adults, $4 children 6-12. Children 5 and under free.

 

Free Bluegrass Concert

 

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Village Barns, Kent. Sept. 5, 2010 - 1pm.

 

Sloan-Stanley Museum

Eric Sloane, (d.1985) artist, writer, tool collector, donated these early American tools on exhibit here. Sloane arranged them to highlight the artistry of the tools and to illustrate the early settler’s reverence for wood and skill and ingenuity in designing tools. It tells a story about our forefathers and the great American heritage of craftsmanship. Adjacent is the ruins of the Kent Iron Furnace, which produced pig iron  from 1826 to 1895. $8 adults, $5 ages 6-17; under five free; $6 for 60+ and college students.

Open Friday through Sunday

10am-4pm

Sept. 18 Visions of Iron

Sept. 24-26 Discounted Admission in conjunction with Machinery Museum’s Fall Festival

Oct. 31 Museum closes for the season

31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.

860-927-3849

Find Kent restaurants and follow one artist's journey to the Kent art scene.

 

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