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Scrag Mountain Music

The Intersection of Art and Music

Four Mini Concerts

September 22nd, 2:30-5pm

Concert One: 2:30 - 2:50pm

Concert Two: 3:10 -3:30pm

Concert Three: 3:50 - 4:10pm

Concert Four: 4:30 - 4:50pm

Historic  Kents' Corner

​​Scrag Mountain Music infuses sound into the art-filled spaces of the Kent Museum. Drawing inspiration from the exhibition Backstory, Scrag co-Artistic Directors Mary Bonhag (soprano) and Evan Premo (double bass), together with celebrated Vermont cellist Emily Taubl, showcase the following intimate works in four mini concerts.

September 23rd

Karla Van Vliet & George Longenecker

Over a dozen Vermont artists are inspired by the theme of Backstory, which brings personal experience and the history of selected art materials into focus. 



September 16th

Burr Morse & Angela Patten

September 30th

Rick Agran & Elena Georgiou

3 Sundays in September at 3 o'clock​

Pecha Kucha

Concise, fast-paced slide presentations

by exhibiting artists

Maple Corner Community Center

September 26th @ 6:30pm

Annual Silent Art Auction 

September 7th - October 7th

We are grateful for all of our community volunteers who make these exhibitions possible. Particular gratitude to poet Mary Elder Jacobsen for curating WORDS OUT LOUD; to artist Luciana Frigerio for contributing the Backstory poster image; and the curators Nel Emlen, Allyson Evans, and David Schutz for creating this event. 

Thanks also to Linda Mirabile of RavenMark for her generous creation of all our printed materials. We are also very grateful for the talent and incredible care of Robyn Alvin of Alvin Creative as she constructed this website with us. 

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Old West Church, 758 Old West Church Road, Calais

 Reception and book signings to follow​ down the road at the Kent


Lembit Beecher 

selections from ​Three Songs of Remembered Love

​​​​Harrison Birtwistle

selections from ​Nine Settings of Lorine Niedecker



Saturday, September 8, 3-5pm


​Sunday, October 7, 3-5pm

Museum of Everyday Life

Mini Exhibition

Tea Tasting and Tea Ware Demo
Little Tree Tea pop-up stall and specialty tea ware by potter Alison Pyott
Saturday, September 29, 1:00 - 5:00


3 Sundays in September

Old West Church @ 3 o'clock

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​​​Artifacts on Loan

from the Calais and Vermont

Historical Societies




All mini concerts are "Pay what you can" with at-will donations collected at the door. 

​​​poetry & prose, with backstory...

​​​​Guillaume de Machaut

remix by Ariadne Greif ​Douce Dame Jolie

Video Installation

Lembit Beecher's And Then I Remember

Performed by Mary Bonhag & Evan Premo

Backstory ​ is presented by Historic Kents' Corner, Inc., the Vermont State Curator's Office, and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

To explore the work of this year's participants, click on an image of your choosing. All artists have websites to visit, click on the small link icon found in the bottom right corner of the enlarged frame.

Donations encouraged at the door

For more information:

Call: 802.223.6613


All photo credits courtesy contributing artists


Artful Eating Café at the Kent

Friday mornings starting September 14th

10:30 - 12:30pm

More Than Skin Deep:

The Art of the Tattoo

Join practitioners, appreciators, aficionados and the curious for an informal gathering celebrating the art of the tattoo.  Saturday, September 29th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Kent Museum