Kent Art Association awards prizes to local artists

KENT — The Kent Art Association’s Spring Juried Show opened on April 3 and runs until April 24. The opening reception, held on April 3, included an awards presentation.

According to a statement, the Best of Show award went to Brookfield artist Katushka Milliones, a new member of KAA.

“It’s a painting that sums up how I feel right now,” she said. “It is well known that flowers have certain meanings, so white tulips represent the turbulent times we live in and the pain in our hearts…The presence of an empty jar is a symbol of good things that are intangible but present in our souls. The limes are present to give us the certainty that good things are to come and that hope can make them happen. The painting gives me the opportunity to send a message of peace and hope to all.

Other awards include second place for Muriel Stockdale for her oil painting “Abundanza”; third place to Kathleen L’Hommedieu for her painting “A Celebration of Color”; and honorable mention to Edward Robinson for his painting “7 Zebras”.

KAA offers its monthly Coffee Talk at 10 a.m. on April 9, featuring a discussion of a timeline of art and history presented by former KAA President Connie Horton. These talks take place with a different artist every second Saturday of the month.

The Kent Art Association is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. The association’s juried photography exhibition and black-and-white exhibition runs May 1-22, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on May 6.

Formed in 1923 and one of the oldest arts associations in the state, the Kent Art Association networks and promotes the works of local artists through performances and events held in its historic building and gallery. Located at 21 South Main Street/Route 7, KAA is a community-based non-profit and voluntary organization. Visit us at [email protected]

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