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Press Release 10/19/20

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that South Kent artist Allison May Gennings will have her work displayed in the Library’s Gallery from November 2 through December 30 in an exhibit titled Transitions.

Gennings grew up in Novia Scotia, Canada where her parents and one sister still live. She went to Acadia University in Wolfville, Novia Scotia and received a Bachelor of Recreation Management in 1999 with a focus in Outdoor Experiential Education. She is also a certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Bowen Therapy Practitioner.

Allison is currently living at South Kent School with her 5-year-old Jack and 6-year-old Maya, husband Todd (who teaches Senior History and coaches Hockey) and their Bernese Mountain Dog, Beni. She is the Executive Assistant at Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue in Dover Plains, NY, as well as part of the equine therapy team. Lucky Orphans has fifty rescued horses in sanctuary offering equine group therapy programs for Veterans, First Responders, Addiction and Recovery, Youth at Risk, and individual sessions with a Clinical Social Worker. Visitors are always welcome.

“I work with time and space and a stream of consciousness, where one mark and color in relation to the whole, determines the next move. The journey is the goal; as one piece finishes, another begins. My work is influenced by time with the rescue horses at Lucky Orphans, a self exploration of recovery and yoga, the discoveries of being a woman and a mom, and the energies present in our continually changing social culture and the unprecedented challenges we face individually and collectively. Working with color, the process is about connecting, disconnecting, and reconnecting,” says the artist. “My influences are the outdoors, energy and colors, herbs and flowers, horses, the ocean, human relationships, being a mom, yoga, and working with the mind and heart,” she continues.

Please join us on Saturday, November 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an opening reception (raindate: Saturday, November 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). Meet the Artist in front of the Library in the Chess Court. Enjoy a small private tour of her exhibit. Refreshments will be served. (Adults must wear facemask or shield). The exhibit runs from November 2 through December 30. Please register. The program is free and open to the public.

The Library is open for browsing the gallery. Please call ahead to make an appointment beginning from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by phone 860-927-3761 or email.