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Kent County Arts Council Kick-offs RiverArts Studio Tour with an Anniversary Message

Written on:October 21, 2017
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October21, 2017

On a Mid-October morning that felt more like a September morning members of the Art Community meet at the new home of Kent County Arts Council. The purpose was two-fold. One was the launch of RiverArts Annual Studio Tour. The other was to make a “Happy Anniversary” video from Kent County to the Maryland State Arts Council. The Maryland State Arts Council celebrates its 50th year.

The Kent County Art Community wishes the Maryland State Arts Council a Happy 50th Anniversary

The Kent County Art Community wishes the Maryland State Arts Council a Happy 50th Anniversary

Earlier this year the Kent County Arts Council purchased the building at 101 Spring Avenue in Chestertown, which for years had the name “Town Arts”, but had not been used for art. In fact the building had rarely been used for anything for more than 10 year.

Now for the first time in more than a decade the “Town Arts” building has art. The Arts Council council has joined with Chestertown RiverArts and has invited 5 artist into the building as part of RiverArts Annual Studio Tour.

As part of the tour Mary and Howard McCoy has created public art installation, OLD OYSTERS, NEW CORN. It was around this piece that the county art community gathered for the MSAC video.

Mary and Howard McCoy public art installation, OLD OYSTERS, NEW CORN

Mary and Howard McCoy public art installation, OLD OYSTERS, NEW CORN

Photo by SG Atkinson: Inside the Town Arts Building with Mary and Howard McCoy  inside display and looking through the window at  OLD OYSTERS, NEW CORN

Inside the Town Arts Building with Mary and Howard McCoy inside display and looking through the window at OLD OYSTERS, NEW CORN

The Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour, now in its 18th year, features 49 artists at 34 tour stops throughout Kent County, MD. As stated in their brochure, the tour “has something for everyone from painting and sculpture, to metal and jewelry and much more.”

The tour continues this weekend, October 21st & 22nd and next weekend October 28th & 29th from 10am to 5pm.

Photo by SG Atkinson: RiverArts Studio Tour

More photos of this event and of other Public Art in Chestertown can be seen on our Facebook Page.

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