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.
August’s Featured Town is Warren!
Featured Warren Locations
1) 30 Cutler
30 Cutler is home to more than 25 studios of artists working in a wide range of media, including ceramics, painting, photography, fiber, printing, acting, music, ne furniture, basket weaving, poetry & more. Park in the back parking lot to access the first-floor studios, then work your way through the top floor and come out the Tower entrance. Access Mudstone Studio along the side of the building.
Featured Artist: Jay McKay (Studio #204)
“I paint to celebrate the wonder of the singular moment. I’m drawn to compositions that suddenly materialize when the light is just so and the buildings, cars, trees, shadows, and reflections are in fleeting harmony. All of these elements speak to me, inspiring me to rise to the occasion of painting it onto canvas.”
2)Top Drawer at the Brass– 16 Cutler Street
Featured Artists: Justin Beaulieu, Anthony Brum, Emily Sherwood, Kacie Saraiva & Kyle Komiega
3) 79 Joyce Street
Featured Artists: Audrey Tyrka & Sonya Berry
Sonya: “My multi-media work examines one’s path toward defying fear and acquiring clarity in order to know and satisfy desires, intent, and purpose in the face of transformation and change.”
Audrey: “My large-scale abstract oil paintings engage vibrant color and form to allow themes from nature and life to emerge and mature.”
Featured Artist: Rina Naik
Guest Artists: Elena Obelenus, Pamela Seymour & Smith Sharp
IMAGO Gallery is featuring IFA artist Rina Naik with guest artists Elena Obelenus and Pamela Seymour Smith Sharp in a group exhibition. Naik is presenting “Thinking of You,” a series of abstract oil paintings based on her experiential memory of New England landscapes. Obelenus is presenting intaglio and pochoir prints as well as Raku ceramics, which explore the relationship between form, line, and surface. Seymour Smith Sharp is presenting letterform-based abstract images in a variety of mediums with different water solubilities and drying times.
6) Time & Place Studio– 4 Market Street
Time & Place Studio is a new working and teaching facility inviting students, instructors, and makers to share in the enjoyment of fine craftsmanship.
Our first schedule will be available at August Art Night for upcoming September classes.
7) Washington Lodge 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.
Join the Lodge for a guided tour of the Lodge & Murals at 7:15pm.
9) The Gallery at Sprout CoWorking – 489 Main Street
Students and recent graduates of Mt. Hope High School will be showing select Photography, Ceramics, Drawings, and Paintings at Sprout throughout the month of August.
10) Made in Warren – 476 Main Street
11) The Collaborative – 498 Main Street
Featured Artists: Faye Silvia & Dennis Kelly
Dennis Kelly ‘s tattoo inspired paintings are drawn from his vivid imagination.
12) John Irwin Studio – 569 Main Street, #121
John Irwin has been painting for over forty years. His large beach scenes are part of a series he has been working on for the past year. Created from sketches, the paintings capture a moment in time and convey the heat and energy of a day at the beach.
Art Friendly Venues
Specialty hard ciders are available year-round in our tasting room.
Lily Barker will sing & play the ukulele from 5:30-8:30.
Kali Quinn, local author, of I Am Compassionate Creativity will present a musical performance based on her novel.
But wait, there’s more…in front of Town Hall…
“Follow Your Heart” a sculpture by Mark Wholey will be on view during Art Night.
Extraordinary Rendition Band will play music along Main St and in front of the Warren Town Hall.