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.
June’s Featured Town is Warren!
Featured Warren locations
1) 30 Cutler – 30 Cutler Street
30 Cutler is home to more than 25 studios of artists working in a wide range of media, including ceramics, painting, photography, ber, printing, acting, music, fine furniture, basket weaving, poetry & more.
I Am Leah – Leah Keith is a unique artist who combines painting and poetry. Her goal is to find the voice within and to inspire all people to embrace diversity. In her own words, “I am different and different is good.”
Please visit Leah’s studio on the 2nd floor at 30 Cutler where she will talk about her life and overcoming adversity to become an accomplished artist and writer.
Moontide Dyers – Located in Studio #223, Moontide’s new home was built on a personal passion and creative investigation of pattern, movement, and color. Over a decade later, Abbie and Maura continue in this spirit to create their work.
Jackie LePage, Heather Anable, Katie Carcieri, Felicia Tavares & Wendy LeBeau.
Guest artist Ben Muri presents pairs of photographs—one hindered and one unhindered. Muri suffers from Stickler’s Syndrome, which affects his vision.
Time & Place Studio is a working/teaching studio for light metalworking and textile arts. Visiting instructors in woodcarving, mosaics, artbook making, and other fine crafts, as well as special project proposals to use the studio are welcome.
Featured Artists: Ann Boyd & Temple Fawcett
“Preserve and Protect” is a series of mixed-media art by Ann Boyd. The acrylic-based artworks portray a variety of colorful, textured animals whose conservation status is vulnerable or endangered. Mixed media techniques enable the depiction of these animals with whimsy and wonder.
12) The Collaborative – 498 Main Street
The Collaborative is excited to be showcasing “Evolving Canvas,” a collaboration by artists 5 years old and younger that was created over a six week period during ‘Mini Makers’ art classes at Makers RI in Warren. At each class, the artists added new layers to the canvas by using a unique art material and/or tool. Throughout the six weeks, students used chalk, recycled pieces, stamps, rollers, fly swatters wrapped in bubble wrap, feathers, confetti, and sweet little hands to create this beautiful artwork.
The Collaborative also exhibits over a dozen other talented, local artist including Sandy MacDonald, Jayne McQuaid, Joe Lytle, Ariel Bordeaux, Rick Altergott, Kristin Divona, Matt DeLeo, Matt Roza, Faye Silvia, Dina Haskins, Dave Everett, Jule Derosa, Janet Moscarello, and Adam Tracy.
Art Friendly Venues
Specialty hard ciders available year round in our tasting room.
Lily Barker will sing & play the ukulele from 5:30-8:30.
8) Masonic Temple – 39 Baker Street
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. Guided tour of Lodge and Murals at 5:35 – 8:30.
Join Leigh Medeiros, author of The 1-Minute Writer: 396 Microprompts to Spark Creativity and Recharge Your Writing, for some quick creative writing exercises designed to stimulate your brain and kickstart your creativity. Bookstore guests may come any time during the event and pluck a 1-minute or 5-minute writing prompt from Leigh’s grab bag of prompts then set a timer and get writing. (Leigh will be writing alongside of you too!) Guests can post their prompt results for all to see on a community bulletin board-turned- creative writing patchwork “quilt” that will continue to grow throughout the night. Signed copies of Leigh’s book will be available for purchase. Children over 14 are welcome.
Charlene Marie and Brian McKinnon at Top Drawer at the Brass, 5-7pm.
Paul Rocha at IMAGO.
Allison Callery at Made in Warren.
RE/MAX River’s Edge – 47 Bradford St
Jeanne Raimondi is an award-winning artist and is a life long student of art. Her favorite medium is painting with oils and oftentimes watercolor. She also excels in Nantucket Lightship Basketry among other artistic disciplines.