Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Jun 4 – Jul 3, 2022

Faces of Kent

This summer’s exhibit by the Kent Historical Society will celebrate some of the great artists who live in Kent with a show of their portraits of people from Kent.

Faces of Kent: Portraits by Kent’s Modern Day Limners will be presented in the gallery above House of Books with a public opening June 4 from 4pm-7pm and continues weekends through July 3. The exhibit will be open Fridays 4pm-7pm, Saturdays 11am-7pm, and Sundays 11am-4pm.

Each Saturday from 2pm-5pm, visitors can watch as one of the artists paints a live portrait of a Kent resident.
From nineteenth century Kent, when itinerant portrait artists known as “limners” traveled through town painting local characters, to our very own George Laurence Nelson, whose 1751 Kent home served as a lively salon for the talented artists of Litchfield County, this town has always had its gifted limners.

Kent Historical Society has curated a show of portraits done by talented modern-day “Kent Limners” and we think audiences will have a grand time recognizing the beloved local Kent “characters” who are captured in the exhibit’s paintings.

It’s with great pride that the Kent Historical Society will hold a gala reopening of one of Kent’s much-loved local historic spaces, known as “the old Masonic Hall,” (over what is now House of Books) which has been gorgeously renovated by the folks at Kent Barns.

Save the date for this special art event to experience Kent history, local lore, and, above all, the joy of our town shedding masks of isolation to once again be among the Faces of Kent.

Throughout this year, the Society will focus on the town’s limners and will culminate in the Fall with an exhibit of Kent’s original limner, Ammi Phillips.

Free admission to the exhibit for members; $5 suggested donation for non-members.

Faces of Kent: Portraits by Kent’s Modern Day Limners will be presented in the gallery above House of Books with a public opening June 4 from 4pm-7pm and continues weekends through July 3. The exhibit will be open Fridays 4pm-7pm, Saturdays 11am-7pm, and Sundays 11am-4pm.

Each Saturday from 2pm-5pm, visitors can watch as one of the artists paints a live portrait of a Kent resident.
https://kenthistoricalsociety.org/

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