The historic Kent Museum in Kents Corner, Calais hosts its annual Art at the Kent exhibition, “Reflections,” filling the museum with the work of over 30 Vermont artists, including paintings, sculpture, photography and works in mixed and other media. The show opens Friday, Sept. 12, and an opening celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 13th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring food, drink and music, with the opportunity for the public to meet many of the participating artists.
Art, in many ways, is all about reflection. The 30-plus artists who have turned their focus on literal as well as more cerebral reflection are celebrating one of the most important virtues of being human. This show is all about our world and the lives we lead. How do thought, spirituality, raw emotion and vigorous action play out in daily lives and in the natural world around us—and how does the artist, in particular, respond? The questions are endless and the answers are incomplete—yet this show examines all of that and more. How does art reflect life, and how do images and forms of thought bounce back to us?
Paintings by Robert Hitzig, Frank Woods, Gail Salzman and Susan Wahlrab reflect the world in a wide variety of ways—complementing an impressive roster of Vermont’s finest photographers such as Andrew Kline, Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, Nina and Craig Line, Jamie Cope and Marjorie Ryerson, among others. “Reflections” also includes installations by artists Elizabeth Billings, Adelaide Tyrol and Kerstin Nichol, and reflective textiles by Joan Morris. Poet Jody Gladding and other literary artists are also participating both with visual “reflections” of their words and with a Sunday afternoon series of readings during the run of the show.
“Reflections” runs Fridays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 12th through October 5th. A new website, kentscorner.org, provides additional information.