KAA juried photo show to open
The third annual Kent Art Association juried photography show will open Nov. 10 with a reception and award presentation from 2 to 4 p.m.
The show will be open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. through Dec. 1.
The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open Nov. 23-24 until 8 pm for Kent’s annual Champagne Stroll.
Judges for this show are Karin Smith and Jeffrey Kellner.
In addition to the photography show, a retrospective show of the works of the late Frank Federico, a former president of the KAA, will be on display.
Frederico was a well-known Litchfield County artist and art instructor and a 2012 Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame honoree.
He was a signature member in many art societies, including Master Pastellist, Pastel Society of America; Master Circle member IAPS/CT; Degas Pastel Society; National and New England Watercolor Societies; and the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic. He has also received The Grumbacher, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
Smith with her husband, Brad, established and managed the Northern Exposure Photographic Gallery in Kent, and West Cornwall.
In 2003, she was chair of the annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival on the Village Green in New Milford, in 2015 the Trinity Art Juried Photo Show, and the 2016 Winterfest Invitational Photo Exhibition in Salisbury.
Her work has been shown in galleries, art associations and art festivals throughout New England. In 2004 one of her photographs was featured in a special exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
Kellner, who graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971, was an assistant to a New York photographer for two years before opening his own studio specializing in Corporate and Industrial Photography.
During his 35 years as a commercial photographer, Kellner roamed the streets of New York City photographing its people, places and things
He prefers using classic film cameras of varying formats.
His photography has received notice from The Department of Photography of the Museum of Modern Art and Yale University Photography Gallery. He is working on two books, a retrospective of images over the past 50 years, and photographs of his ex-wife taken during their 22-year marriage titled MY EX. He exhibits his work in galleries throughout New England.
The gallery is located at 21 South Main St. For more information, call 860-927-3989.