Kent Art Association to Host Members Show and Awards Presentation

“Mother Cloud” by Karen Bahrenburg, will be on display at the Kent Art Association’s Members II Show from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, September 8.


KENT — The Kent Art Association will open its second show featuring artwork by its members with a reception and awards presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17 at 21 Main St.

The members show offers member artists the opportunity to show off new works.

Sculpture, photography, mixed media and graphics share wall space with traditional oils, watercolors, pastels and acrylics in creative representational and non-representational modern forms.

This show provides an opportunity for attendants to view the work of numerous artists ranging from beginners to professionals.

Judges for the Members II Show are Karen Bahrenburg and Thomas Franken. 

Ms. Bahrenburg earned a bachelor of science degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University and worked as a technical writer for McGraw Hill Publishing Company. 

Drawing and painting were early passions and she had her formal training at the Woodstock School of Art and the Dutchess County Art Association where she studied figure drawing, oil painting and pastel. 

Mr. Franken is an artist with a large portfolio that encompasses a variety of media including paintings, silk screens, collages, graphic arts and designs in wood. 

Oil paintings are the primary focus of his work with a strong, vivid use of color rendered in an abstract, impressionistic style. 

The Members II Show is open Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, September 8. Receiving for the show is 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, August 9 and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 10.

Those seeking additional information may visit, call 860-927-3989 or email

The association can be found on Facebook at Kent Art Association and on

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