January Events in Kent County, MD

  • The Garden Puppet Theatre–Mini-Museum
  • Tuesday, January 1   |  Month of January 1-31
  • This event runs January 1–31
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/tourism/
  • Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown at Cross & Maple Streets.
  • Marc and Ken Castelli Art Show
  • Wednesday, January 2   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs January 2 to February 14, 2013
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • This is a spectacular father and son show of paintings of the Chesapeake Bay and its watermen. Marc works in watercolor and Ken works in oils. Some of Ken's ship models will also be on display

December Events in Kent County, MD

  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Saturday, December 1
  • This event runs December 1-31
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N. Cross St. Chest
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown at Cross & Maple Streets.
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Saturday, December 1   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Kent County Community Center
  • Contact: Stacey Clough
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@kentparksandrec.org
  • Children and families will love to participate in this seasonal gathering featuring Santa! Come enjoy crafts, refreshment and don't forget your list! All crafts, refreshments, and pictures with Santa are included in the cost. $7 ($9 if registered late) Registration November 1st - 22nd, 2012. For more information call 410-778-1948 or email info@kentparksandrec.org. Snow Date December 2, 2012

November Events in Kent County, MD

  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Thursday, November 1
  • This event runs November 1-30
  • Location: kent County Visitor Center, 122 N. Cross St. Chest
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown at Cross & Maple Streets.
  • Art Show by Joanne Scott
  • Thursday, November 1   |  10am–5pm
  • This event runs November 1 – December 31
  • Location: Heron Point
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • This will be a show of original artworks by this well-known artist of Maryland, Delaware, and Maine. The show will be in the Administration Gallery Hallway.

October Events in Kent County, MD

  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, October 5   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/artsentertainment
  • Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.
  • Jonathan Shaw, Wildlife Artist
  • Friday, October 5   |  Opening Reception, 5-8pm
  • Location: The Artists' Gallery
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery 239 High St. Chestertown
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Jonathan is known worldwide for his meticulous renderings of wildlife in acrylic and oil. He hunts with his falcon on horseback as in days of old. He will bring his falcon to the opening reception. He will also be featured at our gallery for Wildlife Weekend on October 13-14, 2012

Jack Martin & Associates promotes Jon Horton to Sales Manager

            Jack Martin & Associates, the yacht division of Avon-Dixon Agency and member of Shore Bancshares family of companies is pleased to announce the promotion of Jon Horton to Sales Manager.  Prior to his promotion, Jon was a highly successful Yacht and Marine Agent and IT Manager at Jack Martin & Associates located in Annapolis, Maryland. 

 In his new position, Mr. Horton will be responsible for the continued success and growth of the agency’s’ marketing & sales initiatives.  “I look forward to providing our team with the tools, strategies and relationship with our carriers that will drive success and high levels of customer satisfaction and at the same time assist our agents in attaining production objectives” says Mr. Horton.

Talbot County Businesswoman Honored as a 2012 Maryland’s Most-Admired CEO

Aida Leisure ofand DBS Fine Jewelers and Silver Linings Recognized by The Daily Record

Aida Leisure, owner of DBS Fine Jewelers and Silver Linings of Easton and St. Michaels; was recently honored by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Most-Admired CEOs. Leisure was recognized at an awards ceremony on September 13th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Baltimore.

The Daily Record created the Most Admired CEOs award to recognize some of the most notably talented CEOs leading the state’s nonprofit, for profit and public companies. The winners were selected based on their demonstration of strong leadership, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance and ongoing commitment to their communities and diversity.

The Daily Record was proud to honor the winners of the 2012 Most Admired CEOs award for the outstanding accomplishments they have made and leadership they have shown professionally and in their communities. The recipients demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and have made Maryland a better place to live through their dedicated leadership and their ability to turn visions into reality,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record.

Local Artist makes Gargoyle Bells

Sherwood, Maryland artist Dawn Malosh developed her first gargoyle bell upon hand-crafting a simple pinch pot over 11 years ago. While making a pot, she saw an open-mouthed face in the clay’s subtle bumps and textures. She then began developing the face as she envisioned it.  Soon Dawn realized that the unusual creature she was creating was a gargoyle, but felt that her gargoyle was missing something, so she continued working on the design. She soon developed a way for her open-mouthed creature to have a wagging tongue so he could ring like a bell. Thus began the invention of Malosh’s unique art form, gargoyle bells.

After the first gargoyle was created, Dawn began researching the history of gargoyles and bells to try to understand why she was creating this strange yet fascinating art form. After pouring through many books and search engines, Dawn soon learned that gargoyles throughout history have been considered powerful protective guards against evil, negativity and bad energy. During Medieval times, gargoyles were placed on cathedrals and castles throughout Europe in order to ward off evil spirits.  She also learned through her research that cultures throughout the world have used bell ringing as a way of cleansing spaces from evil and negativity for centuries. These ideas appealed to the artist, so Malosh began creating her one-of-a-kind bells as a decorative ringing art form that may also serve as a type of protector that clears negativity from the home or space where it hangs. Malosh has no claims that her gargoyle bells have supernatural powers of course, but she does have many interesting stories that her collectors have shared with her, along with a few of her own.

Academy Art Museum – October 2012 Calendar

Academy Art Museum Craft Show & Sale

Preview Party: October 19, 2012 6-9pm

Saturday October 20, 2012, 10am - 5pm

Sunday October 21, 2012, 10am - 4pm

The 15th annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show and Sale is the most prestigious, juried craft show on the Eastern Shore. This year’s show will feature 65 exhibitors, both established and emerging artists, more than 20 of whom are new to the show. Featured items will include unusual and hand-made home accessories, furniture, wearable art and jewelry, and gifts. The Preview Party on Friday, October 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. will offer a special shopping experience, including music, food stations and bars located throughout the show. Guests will have the opportunity to meet artists firsthand and see this year’s newest designs and hottest trends.  The ticket price for the Preview Party is $75 per person and allows the ticket holder unlimited re-entry to the show on Saturday and Sunday. The food for the Preview Party will be provided by Oxford Greens. 

There will be special lunches and snacks each day of the Show from the Gourmet Café, as well as craft demonstrations. Daily admission is $10.00. For more information, visit www.academycraftshow.org. The Craft Show is one of the major fundraisers for the Museum and an easy way to support its many community-based programs for all ages.

Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Calendar of Events - Oct - Nov 2012

OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Tuesdays from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Exploring Watercolors with Sally Clark.  Register by Sept 25 and bring a bag lunch. For more information, contact Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info


A.R.T. East Exhibit and Reception 5 to 7 pm. at The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center in Chester. Enjoy an eclectic show of works by regional artists in this unique venue. Most work available for purchase.Exhibit runs though December 29th.For more information, contact Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info

OCTOBER 11 and OCTOBER 18: Thursdaysfrom 7 pm to 9 pm.Mosiac with Candace Liccione at Wye River Designs in Grasonville.  $48 members, $60 non-members.For more information, contact Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info www.wyeriverdesigns.com

H. M. Krentz Wins Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race

Capt. Ed Farley and the skipjack H. M. Krentz took the lead early in the 2012 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race and never gave it up. The race was held Saturday, September 22nd, on the Choptank River off Cambridge. Capt. Wade Murphy, Jr., with the Rebecca T. Ruark came in second, and the Nathan of Dorchester, with Capt. Frank Newton at the helm, took third place. Other skipjacks participating included Caleb W. Jones, Hilda M. Willing, Ida May and Thomas Clyde.

The Cambridge race is one of only two skipjack races still held annually on the Chesapeake Bay, the other being the Labor Day Deal Island race. The Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race is sponsored by the Nathan Foundation, and is coordinated by volunteers of the nonprofit Dorchester Skipjack Committee, which owns and operates the Nathan of Dorchester.

The volunteers have been working to make the race a bigger attraction for visitors. The effort and fair weather brought more people out to Long Wharf for the event this year, where they had close-up views of the start, finish and midway turn of the two-lap race. Vendors and exhibitors offered food, merchandise and information. A model skipjack regatta was held by members of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Skipjack Club. Bill Smith fired cannon salutes at the start of the race.

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