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Kent Historical Society

celebrity auction & fundraising event

Celebrity auction!

Kent Historical Society
A Charity Fundraising Event celebrating
“George Laurence Nelson: Painting a Picture of his Life”

Date November 2, 2013
Time Celebrity auction & dinner 7-11pm
Location Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant
53 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757
Tickets click here

Kent Historical Society
The final weekend of the campaign will be November 2nd and 3rd. On Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4:00 PM, the Kent Community House will be filled with student artwork from all the local schools. Art students at Kent Center School, Housatonic Valley Regional High School, South Kent School, the Marvelwood School and Kent School will submit original works with a George Laurence Nelson theme. Also on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4:00 PM, there will be an Art Show at the Swift House (10 Maple Street), featuring paintings by members of the Kent Art Association and other artists that are inspired by Nelson. It will be a juried show, with a unique giclee print of a Nelson piece awarded as first prize. These works may be available for purchase.

Nelson artwork will be on display in some of Kent’s art galleries, and products featuring his work – note cards, calendars and giclee prints – will be available for purchase in select shops in town.

Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Good Gallery (13 Railroad St.), Chris Naples, of Naples Fine Art Restoration in Kent, will speak about the restoration that has been done to some Nelson art, and about art restoration in general.

On the evening of Saturday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM, there will be a fund raising dinner at the Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant on Main Street in Kent. Stephanie Plunkett, chief curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum, will be the guest of honor. There will be a live auction of two original Nelson paintings as well as one unique giclee print by celebrity designer Brooks Atwood.

To purchase tickets for the dinner, please click here. For more information about the event, please call 860-927-4587 or email

GEORGE LAURENCE NELSON (American, 1887-1978)
Mrs. Philip Staats by George Laurence Nelson

Bussie Hutty by George Laurence Nelson, 1910

About Kent Historical Society The Mission of the Kent Historical Society, a donor-supported nonprofit organization, is to collect, preserve, interpret and present the rich history of Kent as well as to provide educational and research material to enrich the public understanding of Kent’s artistic and cultural heritage.