Monday, December 1, 2014

December Art Exhibit

Home for the Holidays
Eileen Gunning

See Dutchess County Artist Eileens Gunning's exhibit "Home for the Holidays" displayed at the Kent Public Library until the end of December. 

"I delight in a variety of painting mediums, including acrylic, oils, colored pencil , assemblages, and pastels. I celebrate the beauty of the area in landscape and wildlife paintings. My pet portraits memorialize our beloved animal companions. As a textile artist, I use the wool from my sheep in felting, spinning and weaving. Hair from a remembered horse or other companion animal is often woven into hangings."

Monday, November 3, 2014

October/November Art Exhibit

Beauty in Metal
Kevin Feerick

"Kevin Feerick is a lawyer who has practiced law for over 25 years. Throughout this time he has been absorbed by art especially metal sculpture which he has observed closely. For the last 7 years he seeks to make his own work, his forms and his representations.

He is dedicated to trying to capture the essence of a movement in nature or a part or a form of the body. He seeks to shape the hardness of metal to respond to the feelings evident in such representations."

Come and see Kevin's work displayed at the Kent Public Library until the end of November. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

September Art Exhibit

Opens at Kent Library

“Wildcrafted” comes to the Kent Library with creations by artist, Athena Pallas.  The exhibit features assemblages of natural materials. 
Inspired by the wonders of the natural world, the artist uses insect wings, lichen bits, paper wasp nests, and sparkles of mica to enhance watercolor scenes. Also included are insects collected by Pallas as well as early field guides to insects.
Athena Pallas has exhibited widely and is a valued member of local artists’ groups.
The exhibit opens September 2nd and runs through the end of the month. It is sponsored by The Friends of Kent Library who support programs and equipment for the library and conduct a legendary book sale every spring. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Artist Reception

"Spacious Skies" Exhibit and Reception

Nancy Clark’s painting and pastel exhibit, “Spacious Skies,” will be on display at Kent Library for one more week! 

The exhibit features Clark’s studies of boundless, ever-changing skies, studded with both dreamy and threatening clouds, infused with warm light, and evocative of heavenly hosts. Many of the works were executed in the big sky country. 

Nancy Clark has exhibited widely and is a long-time valued member of local artists’ groups. She was a founding member of the Cat Rock Artists. She also serves on the board of the Friends of the Great Swamp.

Nancy will talk about her process at an Artist’s Reception on Friday, June 27th at 4:00 pm at Kent Library. No registration necessary and all are welcome! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Annual Business Meeting

Join Us

The Friends' annual business meeting will be held Tuesday, June 24th, at 7:00 PM in the program room of the Kent Library. All Friends are invited to attend. 

Letter from Richard Harrison, Friends' President...

June 15, 2014

Dear Friends and Volunteers,

Well, here we are, after another successful Book Sale and we owe it all to your hard work. There is no way we could pull this off without your help and dedication. As you know, this is the Friends’ largest fund-raising event of the year and we made over $5,500. This enables us to continue helping the Library with their needs in this wonderful 50th Anniversary celebration year and into the future.

We are so proud of all of you and so grateful for your help.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Most sincerely,

Richard Harrison, President

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Giant Book Sale Weekend

The Annual Giant Book Sale is here!
Be sure to stop by the Kent Town Hall this Memorial Day Weekend to find some great reads at affordable prices! The Kent Town Hall is located adjacent to the Kent Library in the Kent Town Center, Sybil's Crossing, on Route 52 in Kent, NY. The sale is open to the public on Saturday, May 24th, between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and on Sunday, May 25th, between 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Worried you might have to fight the crowd for the best book selections? For a $10.00 admission fee, guests may attend an "early bird" preview on Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. Friends of the Kent Library are invited to attend this preview free of charge.

 Book Sale Hours
Saturday, May 24th
Early Bird Preview : 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 25th
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This event is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Kent Library. All proceeds benefit the Kent Public Library. We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 7, 2014

February Art at the Kent Library...

We are pleased to announce that February's exhibitor at the Kent Library is Ester McHenry.  Please come down to enjoy this fine exhibit!