Look at religious garments, or go with the flow

By kelly maile | Staff Writer Published:

Make your weekend in Kent educational and fun. Come check out the new textile exhibition at the Kent State University museum and follow it up with a local brew and wine tasting downtown.

Raiment for Liturgy

Have you ever wondered what important religious figures wore to mass back in the day? The Kent State University Museum presents "Raiment for Liturgy: Vestments in the Kent State University Collection" in the Higbee Gallery.

This exhibition will highlight a variety of religious garments and textiles from the museum's permanent collection, many of which are made from lavish materials like silk.

It is said that the vestments be made of silk, the most expensive and precious of all textiles, because bishops and priests celebrating mass should wear only the finest materials.

Come get an up-close look at these extraordinary textiles of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The exhibition will be on display through mid-February 2014.

The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive on the corner of Main Street and South Lincoln Street in Kent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

"Go with the Flow"

Attention beer lovers, and water lovers.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts with the support of Totally Cooked Catering and Label Peeler's Wine and Homebrew Supply invite you to the 6th annual "Go with the "Flow" Watershed Awareness local brew and wine tasting from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 257 North Water Street Gallery.

The purpose of the tasting, besides getting your drink on, is to promote Watershed Awareness and to raise funds for the upcoming "Who's Your Mama?" Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival in April.

Attendees will get ten tastes of local brew. There will also be local food and organic pies to munch on, short environmental films and live music.

Come out and celebrate our Healthy Watershed here in Portage County because it takes good water to make good beer.

Donations of $20 and up are suggested. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made payable and sent to 257 North Water Street.

To make a reservation today, call 330-673-4970 or email info@standingrock.net.

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