Online Gallery Open on January 4

On Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. hear a Conversation with Pierpont & LaFontan on Zoom. Please register for login information.

 

A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO ARTISTS @ KML

Press Release 1/4/21

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library invites you to join A Conversation with Pierpont & LaFontan. Artists and valued Kent Memorial Library staff members, Lucy Pierpont & Maria LaFontan will have a conversation with each other about their artwork which is currently on exhibit at the Library and online – Lofty Spirits. This event will be on Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. and followed immediately by the Kent Library Association Annual Meeting on Zoom. Please register for login information.

LaFontan is the Administrative Secretary and Pierpont serves as Marketing and Special Events Director. Their offices are in the Library’s “loft,” thus the tile of their exhibit.

In addition to her duties at the Library, Maria J. LaFontan also owns and operates Mountain View Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Kent, and Mountain Books, an online Antiquarian Book Business alongside her husband Vincent.

“As a grower, I spend much of my time in nature. I have witnessed many amazing moments of incredible beauty. I make a point to take in my natural surroundings each day and reflect; for me there is no greater peace. It has always been my goal to work with nature in a symbiotic fashion, creating only that which is intended,” says LaFontan. “I am happy to share some of my favorite captures. I do not go seeking objects to photograph, rather my photographs are moments out of a normal day in my life that I stumble upon. They are simple, serene, and a constant reminder of the incredible beauty in nature,” she continues.

Woodbury, CT resident, Lucy C. Pierpont has worked part-time at the Kent Memorial Library since 2010 as the Marketing and Special Events Director. She has been a graphic designer since 1977 when she graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. Her career began in a small ad agency during her senior year at Hartwick. She’s continued in the marketing/graphic design field ever since, beginning in the public relations department at the college, printing production and sales at A.C. Hampson Printing, Union City, CT; LCP Graphic Designs, her own marketing company in Waterbury, CT; and advertising production at the Litchfield County Times. Her other part-time job is in the Washington Depot Office of Klemm Real Estate doing graphic design & public relations.

“From an early age, I have had a relationship with art. It began with my curiosity of how books get published, wondering how the designs arrived on cereal boxes, or who created the patterns of faux wood grain on my desk at school. I persisted in getting to the bottom of my quest to learn about the trade called commercial art,” Pierpont says. “I majored in art in college and have been a graphic designer ever since. Whenever I am out walking, I take lots of photos of objects I appreciate or interesting patterns that I come upon. I realize how fortunate I am that I see such beauty and am happy to share these photos,” she continues.

This event is free and open to the public. On Zoom. Please register for login information.

The exhibit, Lofty Spirits, will be on display from January 4 through February 27 in the Gallery at Kent Memorial Library or the Library’s online gallery.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT BY TWO KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY STAFF MEMBERS @ KML

Press Release 12/5/20

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the photography of Maria J. LaFontan and Lucy C. Pierpont will be displayed in the Library’s Gallery from January 4 through February 27 in an exhibit titled Lofty Spirits.

LaFontan and Pierpont work at the Kent Memorial Library. Their offices are in the Library’s “loft,” thus the tile of their exhibit. LaFontan is the Administrative Secretary and Pierpont serves as Marketing and Special Events Director.

In addition to her duties at the Library, Maria J. LaFontan also owns and operates Mountain View Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Kent, and Mountain Books, an online Antiquarian Book Business alongside her husband Vincent.

“As a grower, I spend much of my time in nature. I have witnessed many amazing moments of incredible beauty. I make a point to take in my natural surroundings each day and reflect; for me there is no greater peace. It has always been my goal to work with nature in a symbiotic fashion, creating only that which is intended,” says LaFontan. “I am happy to share some of my favorite captures. I do not go seeking objects to photograph, rather my photographs are moments out of a normal day in my life that I stumble upon. They are simple, serene, and a constant reminder of the incredible beauty in nature,” she continues.

Woodbury, CT resident, Lucy C. Pierpont has worked part-time at the Kent Memorial Library since 2010 as the Marketing and Special Events Director. She has been a graphic designer since 1977 when she graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. Her career began in a small ad agency during her senior year at Hartwick. She’s continued in the marketing/graphic design field ever since, beginning in the public relations department at the college, printing production and sales at A.C. Hampson Printing, Union City, CT; LCP Graphic Designs, her own marketing company in Waterbury, CT; and advertising production at the Litchfield County Times. Her other part-time job is in the Washington Depot Office of Klemm Real Estate doing graphic design & public relations.

“From an early age, I have had a relationship with art. It began with my curiosity of how books get published, wondering how the designs arrived on cereal boxes, or who created the patterns of faux wood grain on my desk at school. I persisted in getting to the bottom of my quest to learn about the trade called commercial art,” Pierpont says. “I majored in art in college and have been a graphic designer ever since. Whenever I am out walking, I take lots of photos of objects I appreciate or interesting patterns that I come upon. I realize how fortunate I am that I see such beauty and am happy to share these photos,” she continues.

At this time of extreme caution and social distancing due to COVID, the Library is closed. If this should change and we reopen the Library, small groups of patrons and friends will be able to browse the gallery by appointment. We are hopeful that the Library will open – stay tuned. Meanwhile, see this exhibit at the Library’s online gallery on January 4.