Welcome to the 2019 season!
Come enjoy the vibrant art scenes in Bristol and Warren each Art Night, May to August. Visit open studios and galleries, talk to the artists, watch a demonstration. Explore the variety of art spaces in both towns.
July’s Featured Town is Bristol!
Park & Ride – Meet & Greet the Artists!
It’s free & fun … but seating is limited
July Pick-up Location:
BAM – 10 Wardell St
5:15 pm sharp!
Kendall Reiss Studio & Gallery – 469 Wood Street
As part of the RISCA funded #MeetTheArtist project, artist, Kendall Reiss will present an in-depth talk, “ Plumbing the Depths: an artist’s exploration of historic tools.”
This will focus on her recent work – casting a set of bronze bells from a historic mold on loan to the artist from Coggeshall Farm Museum’s collection.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the RI General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Featured Bristol Locations
Daphne Verley Studio – 235 High Street, 2nd Fl
Born into a family of designers and makers, ceramist Daphné Verley creates one of a kind, terra-cotta pieces in the pursuit of enhancing every day rituals through beauty and function. Trained as a production potter, Daphné has refined her technique for over four decades and now focuses primarily on her lamps. Daphné’s inspired designs celebrate the ordinary rituals familiar in everyday living.
Magnetic Visions – 100 State Street
3D Modeling & Fabrication Courses at Magnetic Visions
Learn Rhino to create your own 3D objects, 3D print or fabricate a real model you can hold in your hands.
Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience.
Bristol Art Museum – 10 Wardwell Street
Curator: Kendra Ferreira
Featured Artists: Holly Bedrossian, Kathie Miranda, Susan Tait Porcaro, Elizabeth Patterson, Deborah Friedman, Tatiana Flis & Kendra Ferreira
These regional New England artists’ work include still life, portraiture, and botanical works on paper, as well as handmade books and book sculptures. The exhibiting artists work in colored pencil, graphite pencil, and silverpoint.
Hotpoint Emporium – 39 State Street
Celebrate Art Night in style with a Summer Sangria Party at Hotpoint Emporium. Enjoy a bit of lively fun and refreshments as you peruse two levels of fine art and gifts. Check out our newest members; woven baskets and music by Elwood Donnelly, fine jewelry by Maria Rodriguez, stylish functional pottery by Jayne Raphael, and beautiful seashell accessories by Melonie Massa. Something for everyone!
Bristol Historical & Preservation Society – 48 Court Street
Welcome to jail! The Bristol Historical & Preservation Society occupies the former Bristol County Jail, which consists of the 1828 keepers cottage and an 1859 addition.
For Art Night, visitors will tour two historic cells where prisoners were kept in the 1820’s as well as the austere 8-cell block, complete with bars on the doors.
Re/Max River’s Edge– 47 Bradford Street
Barbara Léger is noted for her intrinsic talent to capture the sea in all its glory. She has a long history of classical training, formal and in studio, with a strong concentration in oil painting. Ms. Légerhas also been trained through a Master Apprenticeship Program.
Caron Jewelers – 473 Hope St
Diane Berube-Catanzaro – Diane graduated from Tyler School of Art at Temple University with a Master’s Degree in Printmaking. Co-owner of Caron Jewelers with Joe Caron, Diane recently started designing fine-jewelry using rare and unique gemstones from around the world. These one-of-a-kind pieces are part of the Michi Designs collection, available only at Caron Jewelers.
Gypsy Romantique at Linden Place, 6-8pm!
Gypsy Romantique, whose slogan is a little Django, a little Tango, a little Swing is A LOT OF FUN! Put on your dancing shoes and come dance in the garden at Linden Place!
Chris Monti at Hotpoint Emporium, 6-8pm!
Chris Monti is a musician trained in west African style guitar, country-blues and old-time music. He writes songs influenced by afro-pop, rock, old-time fiddle music, soukous, country-blues, and calypso. He sings and plays acoustic and electric guitar, and harmonica, as well as a bit of banjo, bass and ukulele.
30 Cutler Street
Professor Gizmo’s Workshop, 101B, is a Rhode Island maker space, offering workshops that engage kids with hands-on projects that interest and excite. “We believe that kids are natural builders and artists, and figuring out how things work helps develop engineering problem-solving skills, creativity and confidence that last a lifetime.”
Meraki Stitch Studio #101B: Meraki is a place for kids to create! Liz Bessel heads up a thriving kid’s creative community with after school fiber arts and sewing classes, creative summer camps and open studio days. Meraki Stitch Studio is a place for kids and teens to grow, experiment and just have fun with sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving, macrame, dying, painting and more!
Masonic Lodge– 39 Baker Street
The fresco murals on the 2nd floor were selected from works of “Book of the Dead” & “Papyrus of Ani.” Max Muller, a member of the Lodge and RISD graduate, hand painted the murals in 1915. 5:30pm – 8pm
IMAGO Gallery– 36 Market Street
IMAGO Gallery in Warren, Rhode Island, is featuring IFA artist Mary Dondero with guest artists Tracey Maroni and Mary Vecchio in a group exhibition. Dondero is presenting “Maximum Temperature” with drawings about our experiences with climate change; Maroni is presenting paintings that investigate and explore the natural world; Vecchio is presenting 3D sculptures and compositions assembled from salvaged materials.
The Gallery at Sprout CoWorking – 489 Main Street
Jim Bradley’s current work consists of unique psychedelic-like paintings that utilize poured resin, inks, and pure pigments as the medium. Most of the creations are the result of improvisation and experimentation between the artist and his work.
Art work is titled – “Waves of Blue”
“Robin Hood” featuring artists: David Robidoux, Alex Godin, John Langlois, Kayla Buja & Jacob Vandel