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Kent County Arts Council New Exhibit WarFront/HomeFront Opens – November 3, 2017

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Kent County Arts Council
Chestertown – October 3, 2017

The Kent County Arts Council is proud to announce its inaugural exhibit in its new home in Chestertown. “WarFront/HomeFront: Through the Eyes of Our Military” is the result of a partnership with The Arts & The Military, and The Joe Bonham Project.

The experiences of our contemporary service members and veterans are represented by the artwork in the show – approximately forty pieces. The exhibit includes handmade paper made from military uniforms that then depict images from down range and on the home front, illustrations of wounded warriors fresh from combat, veteran-made ceramic cups that suggest military life and warfare, and thought-provoking clay vessels called “War Crocks.”

There will be three special events during the run of the show. All are free and everyone is welcome.

1) Grand Opening – First Friday, November 3rd, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

2) Poetry Reading – MEDIC AGAINST BOMB: A Doctor’s Poetry of War, Frederick Foote, M.D. (CAPT, MC, USN, ret.) – Sunday, November 12, 2:00 p.m.

3) Illustrated Lecture – Beyond Stereotypes: War, Warriors, and the Creative Arts, by Tara Tappert, Founder and Principal, The Arts & The Military; and, Michael D. Fay, (CW02, USMC, ret.) Retired Combat Artist, and Founder, The Joe Bonham Project, Sunday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.

Kent County Arts Council Gallery Hours:
Wed-Fri: Noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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