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Just Around the Corner…

28 Aug

Get Ready…

The East Greenwich Art Festival is just around the corner! Come out to the new New England Tech Campus in East Greenwich, Rhode Island this weekend for wonderful local art, entertainment, food and merriment for the whole family!

Here’s a preview of what’s in store…

Liv & Lov by Dora Szekely designs    StudioDDB Stained Glass Art

Transitions Jewelry Designs by Kathleen Barris     Rocklen Designs by Melissa Rocklen

 So Loved 316 by Christina Almonte     Althalia Originals by Emily Hirsch

String ‘N’ Things by Andrea Ehret      Filomena Demarco Jewelry by Ashley Vick

Chinawear by Karen J     Hiroko Art

Earth Inspired Clay Works by Brenda Gaudette    iDazz Custom Designs by Trish Kozub

Phlash Photo Art by Erin Walsh     Jonathan Almond

April Gramolini      Barefoot Henna by Donna Lyons

Back Roads by Anne Berg      Valley of the Doll by Zoe Ma


Looking forward to seeing you there!

Big Thanks to our Wonderful Presenting Sponsor…


Support Local Artists!

15 Aug

Andrea Ehret of String ‘N’ Things      Ashley Vick of Filomena Demarco Jewelry

These two wonderful jewelry artists will be out selling their artwork at the East Greenwich Art Festival on September 1st and 2nd at the New England Tech Campus – Don’t miss out!

Andrea Ehret of String ‘N’ Things creates her jewelry using almost all upcycled materials that she has rescued from various antique stores, flea markets and garage sales. These items often include vintage and repurposed materials such as doilies, lace, buttons, keys, games pieces and toys – making her art form truly unique!

“Do what you love and what you enjoy, because you won’t have any fun if you don’t” – Andrea Ehret

Andrea also creates modern wreaths made out of yarn and felt!…

Andrea’s craft making all began about 5 years ago when she couldn’t find that perfect necklace to match her outfit. Out of her dilemma came wonderful jewelry making!
Make sure to check out all of Andrea’s wonderful artwork on her Etsy site today!
Ashley Vick of Filomena Demarco Jewelry  earned her BFA in metals from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Utilizing the techniques of electro-forming, lost wax casting and various methods of fabrication, Ashley creates sculptural jewelry that is inspired by forms and colors found in nature – gathering much of her inspiration from her travels, specifically the southwest.
I remember discovering the transformative power of jewelry as a young girl, piling on my mother’s jewelry with a more-is-better approach, and how beautiful and special it made me feel to wear it. As a child, I had no concept of how much it cost or what it was worth. All I knew was the pleasure of wearing it and how it made me feel. Inevitably, I would get caught and, fearing loss or ruin, be forced to put it back. I think about how much beautiful jewelry went unworn and how it was locked away for safekeeping. The memory of this has shaped my relationship to jewelry.
According to Ashley, jewelry should serve people; people should not be in service to it. It is her hope and intention that the jewelry she makes be worn and enjoyed, that it lend itself to the expression of personal style, that it make a statement, and that whoever wears it will feel beautiful and special too.
Please visit Ashley at Filomeno Demarco Jewelry online today and make sure to come out to the East Greenwich Art Festival on September 1st and 2nd to support Ashley, Andrea and many more wonderful local artists!
And don’t forget to put the Festival Fete Holiday Market on your calendar as well!

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Thank you for a Festive Fete Year

24 Dec

Thank You for a FESTIVE FETE Year!!

Happy Holidays

Gift Guide for Christmas

21 Dec

Pamela Laurenzo    Chrissy Feiteira

Andrea Ehret           Tracy Mahaffey

Patty Hopkinson         Eric Swanson

 Want to find out more ideas for your gift…

Visit each artist’s websites for MORE!

Andrea Ehret’s Jewelry Design, A Great Find!

21 Apr

Pennsylvania native and current Rhode Island local, Andrea Ehret will bring a necessarily unique component to the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 11, 2011! Her educational background and work experience in both illustration and toy design add to her credibility as an extremely talented and creative jewelry designer

Andrea has been far and beyond in her quest to gain essential knowledge of the art world. Her studies began at Ringling College of Art & Design in Saratosa, Florida, which eventually lead her to continue and expand upon her education on the opposite side of the country in Los Angeles at Otis College of Art & Design

While Andrea loves her day job as a toy designer for Littlest Pet Shop Brand of Hasboro Toys, she has adopted jewelry making as her creative outlet outside of work and she is really loving it!

Andrea’s jewelry is generally made of finds from flea markets, antique stores and consignment stores

She also uses upcycled items such as buttons, doilies, keys, beads, and game pieces, making sure no two pieces are the same.

Andrea loves escaping to Saratosa, Florida when she needs a good vacation or simply to Gracies Restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island to enjoy a good meal

For all you aspiring artists out there, Andrea says “craft what you love and make it fun!”

You can check out Andrea Ehret’s beautiful jewelry designs online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/stringnthings

And of course, you can find Andrea Ehret and our other featured artists at the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 11, 2011!

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Hope you were able to enjoy this beautiful day!


Festival Fete at Garden City Center is proud to be sponsored by Presenting Sponsor, Webster Bank along with RI MonthlyWhole Foods Market of CranstonNatural AwakeningsGarden City CenterRobyn Ivy Photography , Cat Country-WCTK and Ameriprise Financial.