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July 26, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season!

Come enjoy the vibrant art scenes in Bristol and Warren each Art Night, June to September.  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!


Featured Artist

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. Léger has also been trained through a Master Apprenticeship Program.

Featured Music

Linden Place – 500 Hope Street
Enigmatica – A Plucked String Ensemble, a New England-based mandoline ensemble directed by Marilynn Mair. Enigmatica performs a variety of music: Baroque, Brazilian, eclectic contemporary, and Americana including original compositions by New England composers.

For this concert, Art Night is partnering with Community String Project & collecting donations for their programming.

Featured Bristol Locations

Tigris Art Gallery & Studio – 190 High Street
“Secret Language of Mesopotamia” explores a secret language that Mesopotamian women have been using for more than six thousand years as they weave their personal stories, into their carpets and face & body tattoos.
Kurdish visual artist Selahattin Şep’s art transforms these ancient symbols and colors into a modern language seen through a cultural lens, as his paintings give voice to long silenced narratives. 

In Şep’s work, viewers are invited to take a deeper look at the stories and culture of Mesopotamian women. 

Kendall Reiss Studio & Gallery – 469 Wood Street
Surface to Substrate – Featuring the work of Alyn Carlson, Tanya Crane and Arpie Gennetian, Surface to Substrate explores the concept of landscape through the lens of three contemporary artists. Works in the exhibition employ a wide variety of media including Carlson’s paintings and drawings inspired by the stark Icelandic landscape, delicate mixed media collages by Gennetian, in combination with Crane’s intricate sgraffito enamel jewelry.

Tanya Crane will give an extended talk at 6:30 pm and a shorter talk at 8:00 pm.

Hotpoint Emporium – 39 State Street
Artist Cooperative features artwork in a variety of mediums including a handmade clothing boutique and an underground planetarium!  From exquisite works of art in nearly every medium imaginable to a wide array of artful gifts, we guarantee you will enjoy your visit and probably find something to take home too! Stop by today to see what treasures might be waiting for you.

The Mint Gallery– 423 Hope Street
The Mint Gallery welcomes you to visit their new location just a few doors down! Their summer collection features an array of local artists through which they fulfill their mission to celebrate art and artisans.

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.

Featured Restaurant

Statesman Tavern – 31 State Street
Taco + Tiki Night featuring specialty Tiki drinks and $2.50 Tacos

30 Cutler Street
Meraki  Studio #220A: A make it your own space to create, learn, teach & participate. Mediums include: fiber arts, painting, drawing, mosaic, jewelry, re-purposing, dye & marbling.  Meraki is also available for special events. All welcome!

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.
6: 00 p.m. Guided tour ( Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes)

IMAGO Gallery– 36 Market Street
IFA is featuring a regional juried exhibit for emerging artists 30 and under. Selected artwork by 18 young artists is on display along with artwork by Imago artist members: Eileen Siobhan Collins, Mary Dondero, Philip Gruppuso, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Maria Rodriguez, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Gallery at Sprout CoWorking – 489 Main Street
Featured Artist: Roxanne Blackmore
Follow Roxanne Blackmore and dive into the inky blues of the sea as the push and pull of paint mimics restless waters.  Experience how the layering of water and paint creates a one of a kind representation of nature’s most peaceful yet powerful creatures.
Top Drawer at the BRASS – 16 Cutler Street
“Paradise City” with featured artists Brian Novasad Wendy LeBeau, Kayla Buja, Sidney Skurkovich & David Robidoux
Music from Ian Fitzgerald, 5-7pm. 
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