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June 28, 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.

June’s Featured Town is Warren!


Featured Artists

Richard V Simpson
The Historic Warren Armory, 11 Jefferson St, will host a weekend exhibit dedicated to the artwork and life of the late Richard V Simpson, a long time Rhode Island native, historian, and artist who passed July 4, 2017.

Deborah Baronas
Artist Deborah Baronas will be giving an Artist Talk: “Means and Methods” at 30 Cutler, studio 103.
Deborah studied textile design and painting at the Rhode Island School of Design.  Based on her own work experience and family heritage, she explores the condition of the American worker and landscape.  She designs site-specific installations that produce interactive environments with scrims, paintings, video, music & 

Hollow Turtles will perform from 6-8pm at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market St
From the heart of the Ocean State, Hollow Turtles has been playing powerful folk/bluegrass music together since their high school days. Since 2014, Nich Preite, their ever-skilled mandoline player, Joe and James Cappelletti, thrumming standing bass and natural finesse with a banjo respectively, and Alfie Purcell, guitar wizard, have been pleasing audiences throughout the area. 

Featured Warren location

The Collaborative – 498 Main Street
Featured Artist: Michael Brousseau – Michael is a tattooer and illustrator who is influenced by graphic art, graffiti art, tattooing, cartooning and architectural design. He draws by creating layers with different colored markers and lately, leaving the layers on the finished work because he finds the look it creates pleasing. Michael also owns Hope Street Tattoo, and have been tattooing for 19 years.

Student Artist of the Month: Bella Patterson – Bella is a sophomore at Seekonk High School. She has been interested in art her whole life. After her mom passed away from breast cancer in 2016, Bella uses her art to express her feelings about pain and loss. Her mediums include pencils, sharpies, and a tissue. She will be celebrating her Sweet Sixteen on June 28th.

The Collaborative also exhibits over a dozen other talented, local artist including Sandy MacDonald, Joe Lytle, Deb Hickey, Rusty Finizia, Matt Deleo, Will Schaff, Charity Enos, Jarrod McCabe, Faye Silvia, Madison DeMuro, Christopher Roe, Janet Moscarello, and Adam Tracy.

30 Cutler – 30 Cutler Street
Studio 217:  Cait Marchetti- Hand painted enamel jewelry & illustration; Hayley Perry- primitive rug hooking- kits & home decor; Jean Maniscalco- painter & photographer; Cindy Gordon- ceramic artist & art education student.

Fine Art & Hand Crafted Jewelry by Susan Freda and Arn Krebs Studio #221: Susan weaves wire into ethereal sculptural and wearable works of art, while Arn designs original Mokume Gane jewelry for weddings, engagements, and everyday wear using his own metal combinations and patterns.

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! 

Partners: Liz Bessel, Jocelyn Paquette, Kristin Meranda
7Suns Printmaking Studio #204 will be featuring student artist Emily Gray
Cheryl Perry & Ian Buchbinder Studio #213A: The studio will be open each art night and will have both functional and decorative pottery for sale, with demos of their glazing process
Imago Gallery 36 Market Street
Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is featuring artwork by IFA artist Betty Harrington and guest artists Deb Ehrens and Jesse Thompson. Called “BLACKGREYWHITE,” Harrington’s artwork includes photography, painting and mixed media pieces. Ehrens’ artwork consists of still life photographs of plant ephemera she placed in the ripples and small rapids of woodland streams, creating imagery that is lyrical and contemplative. Thompson is exhibiting an eight-foot-long panel drawing called “Fruit Sellers,” based on the intricate fruit and vegetable stand set up by W.C. Fruits & More along Westminster Street in Providence, RI, just outside Joe’s Meat Market.
Top Drawer at the Brass 16 Cutler Street
Featured Artists: Emmett Estrada, Felicia Tavares, Richard Valente, Russell Luginbuhl & Justin Beaulieu
Welcome to Kate Wilson’s world. She transforms reality by elevating ordinary objects into fine art on a grand scale. Each limited edition work has a love note or positive word hidden within to ignite wonder & curiosity.
Made in Warren – 476 Main Street
Kristin Aylward and Mary Hunt showcase their works.
Mary Hunt of “Hey, it’s Mary Bags!” creates custom totes with unique fabrics and handles manufactured with sailboat rigging. She is a founding member of Made in Warren.
Kristin Aylward will be demonstrating her jewelry making process.
Come and meet the artists, enjoy food, music & art!

Masonic Temple – 39 Baker St
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an integral part of the Warren Waterfront Historical District. Warren’s craftsmen constructed the Federal-style building with oak timbers from ships sunk across Newport Harbor in 1770’s.  The fresco murals located on the second-floor were selected from the works of “Book of the Dead” and “Papyrus of Ani”.  Max Muller, a member of the Lodge and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design at that time, was the artist who handpainted the murals in 1915.

The Lodge will be open to the public 5:30 – 6:30pm on June 28th with a guided tour of the Lodge & Murals at 5:40.


Art Friendly Venues

Please consider dining with Union during your visit to Art Night, or anytime you come to the area.
Check out their current season of theatre too and then make an
evening of it with dinner and a play.
Bristol locations
Re/Max River’s Edge- 47 Bradford Street



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