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.
May’s Featured Town is Bristol!
Featured Bristol Locations
Bristol Art Museum – 10 Wardwell St
The Bristol Art Museum is exhibiting works from all Bristol elementary school students for the very first time! A Del’s Lemonade Truck will be parked outside the museum to the delight of all ages. Take a moment to paint a kindness rock during your visit!
(right: “Lemonade Queue” by Vanessa Piche)
RE/MAX River’s Edge – 47 Bradford St
Barbara Swanson and Lynn Hughes are Warren residents and neighbors. They have created an exhibit at REMAX that includes local scenes of Blithewold, Bristol, Narragansett Bay, and nearby Massachusetts.
Take a self-guided tour of the Federal-style mansion and gardens featuring 200 years of history, original furnishings, sculpture, and nationally significant architecture.
What makes a tool a tool? The BH&PS’s current exhibit, “Different Tools, Different Views” examines this question through artifacts; some recognizable as tools, some not, that made work easier for Bristolians.
Kendall Reiss Studio & Gallery – 469 Wood Street
Local Bristol artist, Kendall Reiss will discuss ongoing research pertaining to her most recent project – using a castiron plumb bob mold on loan from the Tim Borstein Collection of Historic Tools to cast a set of bells, which will be permanently installed at Coggeshall Farm Museum in June 2019.
Hotpoint Emporium – 39 State Street
The upper and lower galleries are bright and bursting with color as we get ready for summer, including mixed media works by Melissa Rose Linhares, acrylic paintings by Ellen Starck Shaeffer; and a collection of special edition mugs made by Andrew Thomas Nasser. The co-op is also excited to begin the summer with the newly restored 1940’s neon sign, with handmade commemorative gifts to help support the restoration fund.
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.
Enigmatica Mandolin Orchestra – Linden Place, 6:30pm
EmmaLee Holmes- Hicks and Mike Sokolvsky – Kendall Reiss Studio, 6-8pm
30 Cutler Street
Come immerse yourself in fiber at 30 Cutler. At 6:30, enjoy Lightning Talks by Hayley Perry of Loop by Loop Studio (rug hooking), Allison Wilbur (quilting), Deborah Baronas (fiber art), and Kristin Meranda and Liz Bessel (Meraki Stitch Studio) will welcome you into the fun and fabulous world of fiber.
Top Drawer at the BRASS – 16 Cutler St
“Star Wars” with featured artists: Nick Taylor, David Toste, Russell Lunginbuhl, Joshua Medeiros & Antonio Sousa.
Music by Professional DJ Ashlee Robinson
Inkfish Books – 488 Main St
Author Discussion: Join Donna Harrington-Lueker, local author of Books for Idle Hours, for a discussion on nineteenth-century publishing and the rise of Summer reading. Donna explores the beginning of Summer reading and the backlash against it.
Washington Lodge Masonic Temple– 39 Baker St
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.
6: 00 p.m. Guided tour (Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes)
IMAGO Gallery– 36 Market St
Featured Artist: Anne Marie Rossi – “This piece, from the “Becomings’ exhibit, represents my exploration into the kind of change which leads to transformation; of surface, of images, and color.”
Guest Artist: Crandon Whitsitt-Lynch is presenting a series of precise intaglio prints that demonstrate the beauty and success of excess.