Kentlands Mansion Gallery

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The Mansion Gallery offers the opportunity to view art in the beautiful, timeless setting of this historic estate. Due to frequent rentals for private events, viewing hours are Monday through Friday by appointment only. Please call the Mansion prior to your visit.

“Let’s Dance!” & “Inner Visions”

Updated on 01/15/2020 3:25 PM

Arts on the Green presents “Let’s Dance!” & “Inner Visions,” two art exhibits highlighting the themes of life & motion. The exhibits are on display January 17 through March 9, 2020. The public is invited to meet the artists at a free Artists Reception on Saturday, January 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Artist Kristina Garon will lead a talk about her work in “Inner Visions” at 2 p.m. and Allen Bentley will discuss his work in “Let’s Dance” at 2:20 p.m.

“Let’s Dance!” features the works of Allen Bentley, who teaches figure drawing and drawing at Montgomery College. Bentley has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and has exhibited in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and San Diego. Bentley’s masterful use of positive and negative space punctuates the action taking place in his oil painted canvases, exploring the relationship of couples as they push, pull, flirt, and chase in their dances.

To enhance the theme of “Let’s Dance!,” curator Mary Weiss Waldhorn invited seven other artists who use dance in their work to be part of the exhibit, including Rocio Ayala, Lily Kak, Magruder Murray, Pritha Srinivasan, Frank Mancino, Lynne Oakes, and Lis Zadravek.

“Inner Visions” occupies the Mansion’s upstairs galleries & features the intuitive figure and semi-abstract paintings of Kristina Garon, an international artist who has shown in many places around the world, from Rome & Dubai to Miami & London. She is French & Lithuanian in origin and her artist mother inspired her to become an artist as well. Garon uses the fluidity of paint to intuitively find hidden figures in her compositions. She never starts with a set idea, but lets her intuition inspire the images she will create to tell symbolic, whimsical and meaningful stories about life. She wants viewers to create worlds of their own as they look at her acrylic canvases.

Please note that most of the artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists.