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Art Happenings This Week

14 Mar

bullet3/14 – This Thursday night kicks off the season with the 1st Newport Gallery Night from 5-8 pm. If you love a good gallery crawl then you’ll also want to add the Providence Gallery Night to your calendar. Providence Gallery Nights begin next Thursday 3/21 from 5-9 pm. Gallery Night Providence has some fun stuff planned including one of our favorites, Big Nazo!

Big Nazo brings a party wherever they go

Big Nazo brings a party wherever they go

bulletOn Friday, 3/15 in Warren, RI there is a free opening reception at the IMAGO Foundation Gallery from 6-8 pm. This is a special invitational exhibit featuring the art work of 16 current and past members

Imago Foundation for the Arts
36 Market Street
Warren, RI

If you have kids, and you are looking for artful things to do with them this Sunday, check out these events from the Kidoinfo website:

bulletArt in Motion, at Providence Children’s Museum – 100 South Street, Providence, RI, 09203

11:00 am – 2:00 pm. 3 Sessions: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM

Kids bring famous works of art to life by exploring their composition, shapes and lines through creative drama and movement and draw to music with different beats. FREE with admission

Phone: (401) 273-5437 http://www.childrenmuseum.org

bulletOpen Studio: Back to Basics: Life Drawing at the RISD Museum of Art, Providence

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Look. Think. Create. Visit the Open Studio for gallery explorations that prompt new discoveries and inspire personal creations. All materials provided. No need to sign up, just drop-in and enjoy these programs for youth and families. Program is free with Museum admission. http://www.risdmuseum.org/

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Many thanks to our sponsor:

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Fun Art Happenings this weekend

21 Sep

What a weekend line-up! There are so many opportunities to get your creative groove on.  The Pawtucket Arts Festival continues and here are a few other great ways to spend a beautiful fall weekend:

Saturday 9/22

Be-Mused: A Day of Arts at Sandywoods Farm with Big Nazo and more! Tiverton

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Venue: Sandywoods Farm – 53 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI, 02878

Makers Faire with artisan vendors, demonstrations, children’s activities, music, and Big Nazo puppets! The event is free for all.
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

Screenprinting and Book Arts Demo Day, Providence

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: AS220 – 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
Bring t-shirts to print on, or print a book for free. Learn the basics of screenprinting as you print a piece of paper that can be folded down into a coloring book! This free children’s demonstration day is part of a month long program, the AS220 Community Printshop’s Print Lottery.
Cost: FREE
Age Range: All ages
Website: http://as220.org/printlottery2012

Sunday, 9/23

Fall out of Summer Arts Festival, Cranston
11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Rain Date 9/30.
Venue: Artists’ Exchange – 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI
The Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival is a fun and family-friendly event featuring live music and theater, artisans, art activities and contests and more! Carnival games, doggies show-off contest, pony rides, pumpkin paining, Check the website for full schedule.
Cost: $1
Age Range: ALL AGES
Website: http://www.artists-exchange.org/events/falloutofsummerfest.html

Family Open House at the RISD Museum of Art, Providence
When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: RISD Museum of Art – 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI, 02906
Bring the whole family for a day of creativity at the Museum. Dive into hands-on activities for all ages, learn how to look at art together, meet our teaching artists, and sign up for fall classes and workshops. Special gallery talks, open studios, and more!
1 pm-3 pm Open Studio Personal Landscapes: Making Maps
3 pm Family See + Sketch: Embodying 2-Dimensional Movement
3:30 pm Work in Process Cart with RISD Textile Design Student
AGES 3-5: 1 pm Tours for Tots
AGES 6+: 2 pm Family See + Sketch: Looking Inside the Box: The Art of Pepón Osorio
Cost: FREE
Age Range: ALL AGES
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/478637005502823/

And of course, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Festival Fete’s Holiday Market coming up in December.

Special thank you to one of our fabulous sponsors:

The BIG Weekend is Finally Here!

31 Aug

We can’t wait to see you at the East Greenwich Art Festival this weekend at the new New England Tech Campus located on Division Rd.

Come out for wonderful local art, live entertainment by Big Nazo, local eats, kid’s activities and MORE!

Don’t miss out on this annual event!

CLICK the below video to see what’s in store!

BIG Thanks to ALL our WONDERFUL Sponsors!

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

And MORE!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Big Thanks to our Wonderful Presenting Sponsor…

Newport Hullabaloo: The Finale

15 Jul

We are getting ready to wrap up the Newport Hullabaloo season with our finale night this Wednesday, July 18th from 5:30pm-9:30pm at the Newport Yachting Club

We have some great performers in attendance and we would love to share them with you!

Destiny Africa

Destiny Africa is a children’s choir comprised of rescued individuals from war-torn areas, streets and orphaned situations to offer them love, education, a family environment and nurturing them to become agents of transformation.

 

A Different Spin

A Different Spin provides top-quality fire and circus performers, specializing in unique, adrenaline pumping acts sure to be a hit at any event

Mr. E Party

Maurice and Acacia are a circus skills duo who perform variety shows with gravity defying juggling, mesmerizing hoop dancing, and culminating in an adrenaline-pumping fire finale! Audience members may be surprised when they get called up to take part in the action! It is non-stop awe and entertainment when this duo takes the stage.
 

Eddie Raymond

Eddie Raymond is a magician and comedian with over 20 years of experience, changing the world one smile at a time

Big Nazo

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles.

Hilby The Skinny German Juggling Boy 

Hilby The Skinny German Juggling BoyWorking in the tradition of the legendary silent vaudeville-inspired comedians such as Buster Keaton as well as the great mimes Marcel Marceau and Lecoq, Hilby presents a show without boundaries in which artistry and anarchy are blended into utter hilarity

Brian Christie

Brian Christie of Twisted Magic is all about magic, balloon twisting, balloon de ‘core, juggling and clowning.

George Gilbert

George Gilbert gives a one-of-a-kind show that is interactive, captivating and insanely funny. He performs a laugh out loud show that includes a world class sleight of hand magic, a variety of unforgettable feats, and mind-blowing sideshow stunts.

With these entertainers, you won’t want to miss the LAST Newport Hullabaloo of the season.

Come out and join Festival Fete in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island to celebrate local arts and the summer season!

In other exciting news…

The East Greenwich Art Festival is back for it’s second year! Join us this September to celebrate our love for the arts with tons of fabulous local artists, entertainment, food, FREE kid’s activities and MORE!

Get Excited for the First Newport Hullabaloo of the Season!

26 Jun

We are getting ready for the first Newport Hullabaloo of the season TOMORROW June 27th and we would love to see you there!

 Come out to the Newport Yachting Center at Sunset (5:30-9:30PM) and join us for local arts and entertainment in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island

Featured artists and performers include…

All Hands Drumming

Tony sets up a drum-circle of ten to thirty drums of various heights to accommodate children, youth, and adults of all ages and sizes

Daniel Forlano

High caliber, enchanting, charming intelligent comedy with perfected circus skills and gymnastic plasticity

TEN31

Specializes in the highest quality hand-crafted living art instillations for special events, weddings, public festivals and corporate functions

Big Nazo

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles

Mary King 

 Irish and old-timey fiddler who loves to play lively tunes that get people stomping their feet and playing along with native-made percussive instruments (she provides)

Yo-Yo People

 This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip

Mr. E. Juggling: Art In Motion

 Mr. E performs a must see one-man variety show with gravity defying juggling, flag spinning, magical illusions, and culminating in a heart-pumping fire finale! Audience members may be surprised when they get called up on stage to take part in the action! It is non-stop awe and entertainment when Mr. E takes the stage

Maurice & Acacia Skills Variety and Fire Show

 Maurice and Acacia are a circus skills duo who perform variety shows with gravity defying juggling, mesmerizing hoop dancing, and culminating in an adrenaline-pumping fire finale! Audience members may be surprised when they get called up to take part in the action! It is non-stop awe and entertainment when this duo takes the stage

Smashing Photo Booth

 A fantastic way to memorialize your experience at Newport Hullabaloo! Take personal or group shots in black and white, color, or video and save each with your own personal message

AmyTheMime

 An eclectic blend of traditional and unconventional pantonmine brings laughs and levity to her audiences

Ink Monkeys

 a print collaborative made up of faculty, students and alumni from Massasoit Community College, are dedicated to making prints and educating the public at large about the history and many joys of printmaking. John Marshall Jr. of JAM Construction donates the steamrollers for their activities

Destiny Africa

is a children’s choir comprised of rescued individuals from war-torn areas, streets and orphaned situations to offer them love, education, a family environment and nurturing them to become agents of transformation

You won’t want to miss out!

Entertainment Line Up

24 Sep

This is how Festival Fete does Entertainment.

 

Beyond Beats DJ…

Playing sweet tunes all day long!

 

Matthew Garelick – Also Known As the fantastic balloon guy

Balloon creatures will me made

Saturday 12:30-4:30pm

Sunday 12-4pm

And it is FREE!

www.balloondogrescueleague.com

 

TEN31

Magical and mischeif making Pirates

Saturday 3-7pm

Sunday 12-4

www.wemakepretend.com

 

Mimealot

The one and only Strolling Mime

Saturday 12:45 – 3:30pm

Sunday 12 – 3pm

www.mimealot.com

 

BIG NAZO Creatures and the GALACTOID Marching Band

Audience-interactive bizarrre and hilarious aliens!!!

Saturday 2-5pm

Sunday 1-4pm

www.bignazo.com

 

Trevor the Games Man

Stiltwalking, Games Playing, Ribbon Dancer Making…this is Trevor

Saturday 3-7pm

www.trevorthegamesman.com

 

In order to experience all the entertainment….

Festival Fete will be at HarborFest,  October 1 & 2, 2011!!  Come check it out and support Art Is Smart and all of the other local artists and vendors!!!