EVENTS

  • MassoniArt presents JAMES TATUM | GRACE MITCHELL

    September 7 – October 6, 2018 September First Friday – September 7, 5-7:30 pm October First Friday – October 5, 5-7:30 pm New work by James Tatum and Grace Mitchell will be featured in the main gallery. We will also be exhibiting work by special guest and gallery artists. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • MassoniArt presents KEN SCHIANO

    Summer Showcase – August & September Reception – August First Friday – August 3, 2018. 5-7:30 pm Ken Schiano is the featured artist for the August First Friday – Summer Showcase exhibition at MASSONIART. Schiano’s award winning work has been exhibited widely up and down the East Coast and is in numerous corporate and private collections. He has been exhibiting with the Carla Massoni Gallery since 1995. Schiano is known for his luminous multi-layered abstractions. In 2013, he began experimenting with new mediums and a larger scale.  His shaped paintings were introduced in his one man show at the Academy Art Museum in 2015.  Art critic Mary McCoy commented in her review of the exhibition, “There are some works of art that you can look at again and again and always see something more. Ken Schiano’s paintings are a case in point. Full of impossibly angled planes and baffling color relationships, they provoke you to puzzle out what is going on and how Schiano managed to do it.” An architect by training, he received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union. While there Schiano was exposed to the power of color by Op-Art painter, Ben Cunningham, and later by contemporary artist Wolf Kahn. He taught both art and architecture at the University of Kentucky and the Illinois Institute of Technology and was a partner at QA13 Architects for 25 years. “My skills as an artist are still largely self-taught,” Schiano commented. “I tend to rely heavily on architectonic principles, especially in the honest use of materials and process. My work is uncompromisingly abstract, and despite external sources, my subject matter is derived solely from the act of painting.” In describing his work McCoy commented on his technique and medium, “By mixing his own paints from dry pigment, Schiano is able to create an incredible range of extremely subtle colors. Like a latter-day Abstract Expressionist, Schiano allows his intuition to guide him as he plays with color, texture and form.” The front gallery at MASSONIART will be dedicated to Schiano’s new body of work.  Also featured are artists: James Tatum, Grace Mitchell, Susan Tessem, Zemma Mastin White, Vicco von Voss and Karen Hubacher. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • Abstract and Ceramics

    On display in both galleries. Curators Abstract: Barbara Parker and Ronn Akins Ceramics: Marilee Schumann Opening Reception Friday, September 7th 5pm-8pm […]

  • Tour the Shore Kayak Series

    ShoreRivers is taking to the water and we invite you to join us for our annual Tour the Shore series. The theme is serene as we paddle quiet creeks and rivers across the Midshore region. Tour the Shore has been a valuable paddling program that allows ShoreRivers to introduce residents and visitors to our local rivers while sharing our mission of clean water for all. Morgan Creek is a gentle paddle off of the Chester River that takes you past marsh-lined farm fields and wooded shores. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from ShoreRivers to help spot bald eagles and wading birds. Paddlers may bring their own kayaks or rent one from us. Reservations are limited. Contact Suzanne at 443.385.0511 or ssullivan@shorerivers.org to reserve your seat. Tours are $30 for non-members, $20 for members. Kayak rentals are an additional $30. […]

  • Literature with Lunch Book Group – One Maryland One Book

    The Literature with Lunch Book Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at the Chestertown branch. Bring your lunch. Dessert provided. New members are always welcomed. In September, Literature with Lunch will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a statewide community reading project, with a discussion of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin. To request a copy of the book or for more information about the group, please call 410-778-3636. One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities. […]

  • MassoniArt presents JAMES TATUM | GRACE MITCHELL

    September 7 – October 6, 2018 September First Friday – September 7, 5-7:30 pm October First Friday – October 5, 5-7:30 pm New work by James Tatum and Grace Mitchell will be featured in the main gallery. We will also be exhibiting work by special guest and gallery artists. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • MassoniArt presents KEN SCHIANO

    Summer Showcase – August & September Reception – August First Friday – August 3, 2018. 5-7:30 pm Ken Schiano is the featured artist for the August First Friday – Summer Showcase exhibition at MASSONIART. Schiano’s award winning work has been exhibited widely up and down the East Coast and is in numerous corporate and private collections. He has been exhibiting with the Carla Massoni Gallery since 1995. Schiano is known for his luminous multi-layered abstractions. In 2013, he began experimenting with new mediums and a larger scale.  His shaped paintings were introduced in his one man show at the Academy Art Museum in 2015.  Art critic Mary McCoy commented in her review of the exhibition, “There are some works of art that you can look at again and again and always see something more. Ken Schiano’s paintings are a case in point. Full of impossibly angled planes and baffling color relationships, they provoke you to puzzle out what is going on and how Schiano managed to do it.” An architect by training, he received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union. While there Schiano was exposed to the power of color by Op-Art painter, Ben Cunningham, and later by contemporary artist Wolf Kahn. He taught both art and architecture at the University of Kentucky and the Illinois Institute of Technology and was a partner at QA13 Architects for 25 years. “My skills as an artist are still largely self-taught,” Schiano commented. “I tend to rely heavily on architectonic principles, especially in the honest use of materials and process. My work is uncompromisingly abstract, and despite external sources, my subject matter is derived solely from the act of painting.” In describing his work McCoy commented on his technique and medium, “By mixing his own paints from dry pigment, Schiano is able to create an incredible range of extremely subtle colors. Like a latter-day Abstract Expressionist, Schiano allows his intuition to guide him as he plays with color, texture and form.” The front gallery at MASSONIART will be dedicated to Schiano’s new body of work.  Also featured are artists: James Tatum, Grace Mitchell, Susan Tessem, Zemma Mastin White, Vicco von Voss and Karen Hubacher. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • Abstract and Ceramics

    On display in both galleries. Curators Abstract: Barbara Parker and Ronn Akins Ceramics: Marilee Schumann Opening Reception Friday, September 7th 5pm-8pm […]

  • Preschool Storytime: Visit with the Tooth Fairy's Helper!- North County branch

    The “Tooth Fairy’s Helper” will be making a special appearance to share a message about oral health. She will dazzle with song and dance along with the help of puppets and marionettes. Each child in attendance will receive a FREE Tooth Fairy Helper Kit which includes a children’s toothbrush, tooth paste, flossers, coloring/activity page and dental health/nutrition brochure. Ages 2 to 5. […]

  • Open Mic Night at the Garfield

    Open Mic Night with Ford Schumann at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre! Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information! There’s no price to come, and there’s always a cash bar. Donations are always appreciated. […]

  • 3Doodler Art Workshop for Adults

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED.This workshop is for adults. Everytime we've had a kids' 3Doodler program, we've gotten a lot of questions from grownups who are curious about drawing in 3D. This is your chance to give it a try! A 3Doodler pen allows you to draw in three dimensional space with a special plastic that hardens in seconds once melted. Let your imagination come alive! Participation in this workshop is limited, so sign up early! […]

  • Mid-Week Sips with Jenn & John

    Join Jenn & John for happy hour at Chester River Wine & Cheese Co.! Selections will include wine, spirits, and a few beers paired with noshes made in-house. Menu will include seasonally inspired cheese & charcuterie, tartines, salads, and appetizers. Visit the Facebook event page for more info – https://www.facebook.com/events/349303695595461/ &nbs […]

  • Abstract and Ceramics

    On display in both galleries. Curators Abstract: Barbara Parker and Ronn Akins Ceramics: Marilee Schumann Opening Reception Friday, September 7th 5pm-8pm […]

  • MassoniArt presents JAMES TATUM | GRACE MITCHELL

    September 7 – October 6, 2018 September First Friday – September 7, 5-7:30 pm October First Friday – October 5, 5-7:30 pm New work by James Tatum and Grace Mitchell will be featured in the main gallery. We will also be exhibiting work by special guest and gallery artists. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • MassoniArt presents KEN SCHIANO

    Summer Showcase – August & September Reception – August First Friday – August 3, 2018. 5-7:30 pm Ken Schiano is the featured artist for the August First Friday – Summer Showcase exhibition at MASSONIART. Schiano’s award winning work has been exhibited widely up and down the East Coast and is in numerous corporate and private collections. He has been exhibiting with the Carla Massoni Gallery since 1995. Schiano is known for his luminous multi-layered abstractions. In 2013, he began experimenting with new mediums and a larger scale.  His shaped paintings were introduced in his one man show at the Academy Art Museum in 2015.  Art critic Mary McCoy commented in her review of the exhibition, “There are some works of art that you can look at again and again and always see something more. Ken Schiano’s paintings are a case in point. Full of impossibly angled planes and baffling color relationships, they provoke you to puzzle out what is going on and how Schiano managed to do it.” An architect by training, he received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union. While there Schiano was exposed to the power of color by Op-Art painter, Ben Cunningham, and later by contemporary artist Wolf Kahn. He taught both art and architecture at the University of Kentucky and the Illinois Institute of Technology and was a partner at QA13 Architects for 25 years. “My skills as an artist are still largely self-taught,” Schiano commented. “I tend to rely heavily on architectonic principles, especially in the honest use of materials and process. My work is uncompromisingly abstract, and despite external sources, my subject matter is derived solely from the act of painting.” In describing his work McCoy commented on his technique and medium, “By mixing his own paints from dry pigment, Schiano is able to create an incredible range of extremely subtle colors. Like a latter-day Abstract Expressionist, Schiano allows his intuition to guide him as he plays with color, texture and form.” The front gallery at MASSONIART will be dedicated to Schiano’s new body of work.  Also featured are artists: James Tatum, Grace Mitchell, Susan Tessem, Zemma Mastin White, Vicco von Voss and Karen Hubacher. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • Sultana Public Paddle – Full Moon Paddle

    Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! – See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf […]

  • Abstract and Ceramics

    On display in both galleries. Curators Abstract: Barbara Parker and Ronn Akins Ceramics: Marilee Schumann Opening Reception Friday, September 7th 5pm-8pm […]

  • Beyond the Border: Immigration, Security, and Human Rights in the Trump Era

    In celebration of Latinx Heritage month, the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs invites you to attend a panel discussion on immigration in the Americas. This event is free and open to the public. […]

  • DID YOU HEAR THAT? Learning to Listen through Sound Play, Soundscapes, and Stories

    KCPL is hosting a special workshop for any early childhood professionals interested in using sound explorations in their classrooms or programming. Mary Gresock, a master teaching artist from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, will be leading the workshop: DID YOU HEAR THAT? Learning to Listen through Sound Play, Soundscapes, and Stories. â–²Early STEM/Arts What was that sound? Creative sound exploration can become an effective way to strengthen critical listening skills, concentration, and self-regulation with young children. Engage in sound games and experiment with playful creations in sound science designed to motivate little ears to open up, listen, and learn. Practice habits of mind through the discovery process, language and literacy skills, and identify the shared common vocabulary of music and science. Includes handout. Goal: To assist participants in developing strategies that promote critical listening and focus skills and to practice the scientific method though creative, child-centered sound exploration. […]

  • The Garfield Center presents Animal Crackers

    September 14 – 30 Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @ 3pm Jennifer Kafka Smith’s debut in directing at the Garfield Center for the Arts! This hallmark of Marx Brothers lunacy was revived on stage by Washington’s Arena Stage. Audiences flocked as critics from coast to coast applauded the antics of Captain Spalding and company at Mrs. Rittenhouse’s ritzy weekend gathering. Don’t miss this hysterical production! […]

  • Farm to Table Sunday Brunch

    Enjoy a buffet style brunch, featuring award winning Crow Wines, prepared by Chefs Martha and Zack of Happy Chicken Bakery. Tickets are $27 each and available on our website. […]

  • The Garfield Center presents Animal Crackers

    September 14 – 30 Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @ 3pm Jennifer Kafka Smith’s debut in directing at the Garfield Center for the Arts! This hallmark of Marx Brothers lunacy was revived on stage by Washington’s Arena Stage. Audiences flocked as critics from coast to coast applauded the antics of Captain Spalding and company at Mrs. Rittenhouse’s ritzy weekend gathering. Don’t miss this hysterical production! […]

  • Fall Wine Tasting

    Celebrate fall with us! The air is crisp, our clothing warmer, our food richer, and our wine bolder. During the tasting we will introduce new wines for fall. Our tastings are social events and all friends of legal sipping age are welcome to attend. The cheese counter is closed during the tasting but you'll find plenty on hand for you to enjoy. No ticket required, this event is free to attend. […]

  • Sultana Public Sails

    Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks. […]

  • 12th Annual Cardboard Boat Race and Waterfront Festival

    12th annual cardboard boat race and waterfront festival will take place in Wilmer Park following the college's dedication to the new Hodson Boathouse. Please visit https://12annualcardboardboatrace.eventbrite.com to register your boat and visit: https://www.washcoll.edu/centers/ces/chestertown-riverfest/cardboard-boat-regatta.php to learn more about the rules and regulations to participate! Register your boat: https://12annualcardboardboatrace.eventbrite.com […]

  • Saturday Wine Tastings

    We love sharing our hand-selected wine collection. Join us in the shop every Saturday at the cheese case from 11-5 for a tasting of wines from across our collection. Sometimes it’s a new vintage of an old favorite, sometimes it’s something we think will pair exceptionally well with a new cheese, and sometimes it’s just something that we found that we think is particularly interesting. All friends of legal sipping age are welcome to participate in this free tasting activity. Chester River Wine & Cheese Co. Visit the Facebook event page for more info – https://www.facebook.com/events/837893349705464/ &nbs […]

  • MassoniArt presents JAMES TATUM | GRACE MITCHELL

    September 7 – October 6, 2018 September First Friday – September 7, 5-7:30 pm October First Friday – October 5, 5-7:30 pm New work by James Tatum and Grace Mitchell will be featured in the main gallery. We will also be exhibiting work by special guest and gallery artists. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • MassoniArt presents KEN SCHIANO

    Summer Showcase – August & September Reception – August First Friday – August 3, 2018. 5-7:30 pm Ken Schiano is the featured artist for the August First Friday – Summer Showcase exhibition at MASSONIART. Schiano’s award winning work has been exhibited widely up and down the East Coast and is in numerous corporate and private collections. He has been exhibiting with the Carla Massoni Gallery since 1995. Schiano is known for his luminous multi-layered abstractions. In 2013, he began experimenting with new mediums and a larger scale.  His shaped paintings were introduced in his one man show at the Academy Art Museum in 2015.  Art critic Mary McCoy commented in her review of the exhibition, “There are some works of art that you can look at again and again and always see something more. Ken Schiano’s paintings are a case in point. Full of impossibly angled planes and baffling color relationships, they provoke you to puzzle out what is going on and how Schiano managed to do it.” An architect by training, he received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union. While there Schiano was exposed to the power of color by Op-Art painter, Ben Cunningham, and later by contemporary artist Wolf Kahn. He taught both art and architecture at the University of Kentucky and the Illinois Institute of Technology and was a partner at QA13 Architects for 25 years. “My skills as an artist are still largely self-taught,” Schiano commented. “I tend to rely heavily on architectonic principles, especially in the honest use of materials and process. My work is uncompromisingly abstract, and despite external sources, my subject matter is derived solely from the act of painting.” In describing his work McCoy commented on his technique and medium, “By mixing his own paints from dry pigment, Schiano is able to create an incredible range of extremely subtle colors. Like a latter-day Abstract Expressionist, Schiano allows his intuition to guide him as he plays with color, texture and form.” The front gallery at MASSONIART will be dedicated to Schiano’s new body of work.  Also featured are artists: James Tatum, Grace Mitchell, Susan Tessem, Zemma Mastin White, Vicco von Voss and Karen Hubacher. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm. […]

  • Abstract and Ceramics

    On display in both galleries. Curators Abstract: Barbara Parker and Ronn Akins Ceramics: Marilee Schumann Opening Reception Friday, September 7th 5pm-8pm […]

  • Concert with Klasinc & Lončar Guitar Duo & Silviu Ciulei

    Concert with the amazing Klasinc & Lončar Guitar Duo, and the exciting classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Ciulei. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite. […]