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.
August’s Featured Town is Warren!
Adam Tracy will unveil his public art installation sponsored by Art Night at 7pm. The work, titled Seven Nuns, will be installed on the corner of State and Main Street. From Adam:
“When the late day sun hits the yellow bricks at the corner of State and Main, the whole wall glows. I hope my Seven Nuns add to its beauty and may be the start of more public art in our beautiful town.”
Chris Monti at Imago Gallery, 36 Market St. – 6-8pm
Chris is a musician, writer, bandleader and educator trained in West African style guitar, country-blues and old-time music, as well as bits of styles from Egypt, Peru and India. He writes songs influenced by Afro-pop, rock, old-time fiddle music, soukous, country-blues, and calypso, and sings and plays acoustic and electric guitar & harmonica, as well as a bit of banjo, bass, and ukulele. www.chrismonti.com
Extraordinary Rendition Band (ERB) will interrupt your regularly scheduled life with spontaneous moments of joy along Main Street about 7pm. Keep an ear out!
Featured Warren Locations
East Bay Chamber – 16 Cutler Street
Featured Artist Group: Rhode Island Threads
Members include: Sue Bates, Alice Cooper, Michele Leavitt, Veronica Mays, Karen McCann, Suzanne Munroe and Alice Wilbur.
Featured Artists: Janine Beausoliel, Katie Carcieri, Emily Sherwood, Kacie Saraiva & Kyle Komiega
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.
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!
Join Meraki Studio on Art Night for a special Paint Pour Demo!
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 Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is featuring a regional juried exhibit for emerging artists 30 and under July 26 – September 2. Artwork by guest artist Damian Bellotti and 15 juried emerging artists is on display along with artwork by Imago artist members: Eileen Siobhan Collins, Mary Dondero, Philip Gruppuso, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Maria Rodriguez, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.
Regular gallery hours are Thursday from 4 – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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.
The Gallery at Sprout CoWorking – 489 Main Street
Dr. Jason Hack is a Rhode Island state board-certified toxicologist and emergency room doctor. Also a talented photographer, he enjoys taking photos of local poisonous plants.
Come and learn about what grows in your garden.
Tony Lunghi, wood products; soft demo @ 7pm
Cheryl Perry, ceramics
Lisa Abbatomarco, mixed media
The Collaborative – 498 Main Street
Featured Artist: Christopher Roe
Join The Collaborative in celebrating the life of one of Warren’s most prolific artists and writers. Chris’ work covered most genres, but he had spent the past twenty years capturing the beauty and wonder of Ireland. He was also a published poet with thirty-eight books to his credit. In early July, he passed away. His wit and talent will be missed.
All proceeds from the sales of Chris’ work will be put into a scholarship fund, which will be awarded to student artists from Warren, RI.
“Student” Artist of the Month – Toni Vollaro
Toni is an employee of L.I.F.E. INC. and a member of The BRASS in Warren, RI. Toni’s drawings are pure cartoon fun, reflecting pop ideas and symbols from shooting stars to Mickey Mouse. Toni’s solidly-colored images are both playful and confident. Historical events are also a part of Toni’s creations. Toni has been a member of The BRASS since 2010. She resides with her family in Barrington, RI.
The Warren Armory Hall – 11 Jefferson St
Armory Hall, in the heart of the Town of Warren’s Historic Waterfront Historic District, was built in 1842 and has been the center of civic, social, military and cultural activities and events now for over 175 years. Restoration of Armory hall has been ongoing now for ten years uncovering many historic surprises including unique 19th-century wall paintings of Indians and Warren Artillery Company soldiers.