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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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Come Out and Support Local Art!

4 May

Coletta Craft by Eddy Murray      Transitions Jewelry by Kathleen Barris

This June 9th & 10th, Festival Fete will be at the Garden City Center  with Eddy Murray, Kathleen Barris and more fabulous local artists for the 2nd annual Garden City Center Art Festival!

Come join us for days full of beautiful local art work, entertainment, food, free kids activities and MORE!

Live entertainment by The Toe Jam Band & The Big Nazo!

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COMING SOON…

The East Greenwich Art Festival

Happening September 1st & 2nd at the new NE Tech Campus located on Division Road in East Greenwich

You won’t want to miss this!

We would love to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful sponsors!

Art Happenings

25 Mar

Looking for an activity to stimulate your mind?

You will be blown away by the New Museum‘s current exhibition, The Ungovernables

This New Museum Triennial contains over 50 participants, all “born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US” (newmuseum.org).

This is only the 2nd triennial at the New Museum

This exhibition “acknowledges the impossibility of fully representing a generation in formation and instead embraces the energy of that generation’s urgencies” (newmuseum.org).

The artwork in this particular exhibition displays controversial themes including “military dictatorships, the emergence of integrated world capitalism, regional and global economic crises, the rise of fundamentalism, and international interventions as well as failures to intervene”, making the exhibition truly unique (newmuseum.org).

 “The Ungovernables,” then, “is about rejecting incorporation and monetization, recognizing heat, transforming potential, and offering possibilities while maintaining self-awareness, humility, and humor” (newmuseum.org).

Read More About ‘The Ungovernables’ today and plan your trip to NYC to see this one-of-a-kind exhibition in person.

BIG THANKS to our wonderful sponsors

What’s Going on in the Art World Today?

18 Mar

Attention: Art Lovers!

Looking for something fun to do with the family on this lovely Sunday afternoon?

The deCordova sculpture park and museum in Lincoln, MA might have just what you’re looking for!

The deCordova is currently offering some pretty cool exhibitions worth checking out!

The deCordova Biennial is a “survey exhibition focused on emphasizing the quality and variety of work rather than any single or overarching theme” (http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/2012-decordova-biennial).

This exhibition displays artwork from artists throughout New England and works toward creating a “diverse range of approaches to media and content”(www.decordova.org).

You can check out participating artists here

Just a quick glimpse at some of the other exhibitions currently being displayed at the deCordova…

Wall Works – June 11, 2011 – April 22,2012

PLATFORM 7: Tory Fair, Testing a Worldview (Again) – July 19, 2011 – April 22,2012

Check out the rest of The deCordova’s fantastic exhibitions now!

Only a few short months until the Garden City Center Art Festival in Cranston Rhode Island and we can’t wait!

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We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors!

How Will YOU Integrate Art into Your Life this Weekend?

10 Feb

We have an idea!!

Anyone in the NYC area this weekend? If so, we have some great suggestions for you to get your hands dirty in the art world.

The MoMA is currently putting on some pretty fabulous art exhibitions that are definitely worth checking out

It’s likely that even if you are not heavily involved in the art world, you have heard the name Diego Rivera, prominent Mexican painter who flourished throughout the 1920’s-1930’s with his extremely controversial and political artwork

In fact, in 1931 Rivera was asked by The MoMA to create a mural within their museum walls. He was given a large studio space where he would create several memorable murals regarding Mexican subject matter and in particular those issues surrounding revolution and class inequity. You can read more about this at MoMA.org…

MoMA.org

Fortunately for those of us unable to view these murals in the 1930’s…MoMA is currently holding an exhibition which compiles works made during Rivera’s former project

If you happen to be in the area, head on into the MoMA and get your daily fix of art work. Can’t make it this weekend? Have no fear! Rivera’s exhibition will run through May 14th.

If Diego Rivera isn’t for you, the MoMA is also currently offering their ongoing Figure in the Garden Exhibition.

This particular exhibition features 9 life-sized sculptures depicting prominent figures from the 19th century. Here’s a little preview..

MoMA.org

However, we highly suggest reading all about this popular ongoing exhibit by visiting MoMA’s website

These two exhibitions are only examples of what the MoMA is currently offering. With the array of artwork being displayed, there is bound to be something for everyone! Make sure to visit their official website to check out all existing exhibitions. Time to take that weekend vacay to NYC you’ve been thinking about. No time but the present!

While we’re on the subject of FABULOUS art, we’d love to remind you to bring the family and come join Festival Fete, tons of local artists, The Big Nazo and The Toe Jam Band at the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 9th & 10th, 10am-5pm Daily at the Garden City Center in Cranston, RI!

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And of course, we would like to thank our wonderful sponsors!