Press Release 8/24/20

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that Kent artist Christine Lombardi will have her work displayed in the Library’s Gallery from September 2 through October 30 in an exhibit titled By the Sea.

Christine Lombardi has been drawing for as long as she can remember. From a very young age, she created special cards for family and friends. Eventually, her work became highly detailed, and her intricate Christmas cards were an annual treat enjoyed by many. Currently living in Kent Connecticut, Christine was born and raised in Danbury, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Western Connecticut State University. Through the years, Christine continued to focus her creative energies on her illustrations, developing her own set of greeting cards in 2010. It wasn’t until the spring of 2018 that she decided to try her hand at painting, something she hadn’t done since her college years. It didn’t take long for her to discover her innate ability for painting the sea. Inspired by childhood vacations at the shore, she continues to enjoy portraying the beauty of the ocean in her work.

Please join us on Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for an opening reception (raindate: Saturday, September 19). Meet the Artist in front of the Library in the Chess Court. Enjoy a small private tour of her nautical show. Refreshments will be served, but feel free to dine at the Villager (not provided by the Library) before or after having a refreshment and tour of the Gallery with Christine Lombardi. (Adults must wear face mask or shield). The exhibit runs from September 2 through October 30. Please register. The program is free and open to the public.

Meanwhile, the Library is open for browsing the gallery. Please call ahead to make an appointment beginning from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with a short option at 5:00 p.m.). Appointments can be made by phone 860-927-3761 or email.