Tag Archives: Harborfest

And YOU have won!

5 Oct

Congratulations!!! Heather Wirtz, you are this week’s Festival Fete Artist Giveaway Program Winner!!!  You have WON  “Greener Grass” a  8X10 matted print,  fits 11X14 frame from Doug Hockman!!!   

Doug Hockman Photography

www.hockmanphotography.com

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This week, YOU have the wonderful opportunity to WIN a lovely bag from DiNofrio Handbags! This bag is all about coffee – made from a coffee bean sack with coffee and expresso motif for the lining!!

Check it out on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KimberlyDiNofrioHandbags

Enter to win today to be the next lucky winner!! :]

Use our Online Form and remember you must “Like” us on win!

This past weekend, we were a part of HarborFest, which was a huge success. Thank you to all of the artists and vendors, our sponsers, all of the wonderful people who put HarborFest on, Newport, and everyone who came out to support local arts, food, music, and entertainment. It would not have been as fabulous without you!!!

We are now excited to introduce our next festival, The Holiday Market November 25 & 26, 2011!!!

The Holiday Market is proud to be sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Rhode Island Monthly, Natural Awakenings, Cat Country, Yelp, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Cardi’s Furniture, and Robin Ivy Photography.

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The genuine gemstones of Sheley Calypso

28 Sep

Sheley Calypso is the one woman workings of Sheley Jaggar, a dreamer and sojourner. Since childhood, She has dreamed of a life more exotic and more glamorous. Sheley spent most of her young years in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, where her curiosity for other cultures grew and was nurtured, with her high school hosting over 40 different nationalities at the time. After graduating from college with a degree in Intercultural Studies, and having visited several countries in Asia, Sheley became certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and moved to Indonesia, where she lived for two years and worked as a teacher.  

Indonesia brought that sense of the exotic that had always called to Sheley’s heart. The archipelago contained such beauty with its mystery and allure. Jakarta was bustling and even more lively than New York city, spotted with motorbikes, street vendors, and food carts. The natural wonders of the country were astonishing, from pristine beaches in Bali,to the smoke-filled volcanoes of Java. The people, warm and inviting, adorned in once vibrant hues, now well-warn. As Calypso of mythology called to sailors on the sea, Indonesia called to Sheley from great distances and inspired what is now Sheley Calypso.
 
 
Sheley has been making jewelry for the past five years, since her fateful visit to the bead and silver markets in Bali. She has imported many of her supplies directly from craftspeople in Bali, and continued to stay true to a style representative to the vibe of this tantalizing and unpredictable paradise. Sheley mixes color and texture in a way that it truly unique to her own line. Bright colors are muted with baroque pearls, Large faceted gemstones stand alone, or are pronounced by hidden contrast of color in an unexpected color. Handmade sterling silver crafted in Bali and India is used to finish every piece. 
Although Indonesia and South East Asia has been Sheley’s biggest influence, she has also spent significant time in India. These days, she is enjoying keeping a creative eye open at home in Boston where she is an administrator at an English language school for adult international students. 
 
 
 
Sheley Calypso’s trademarks are large faceted genuine gemstones accentuated by pearls and Swarovski crystals. Natural flower components on short length necklaces, and chunky bracelets are show stopping another of Sheley’s fortes. Expect to see uncommon, exotic color palates expressed through various textured gemstone beads. 
 
 
 
 
 

Festival Fete will be at HarborFest,  THIS WEEKEND October 1 & 2, 2011!!  Come check it out and support Sheley Calypso and all of the other local artists and vendors!!!

 

And the new giveaway is…

27 Sep

The Fabulous Fete Giveaway has returned!!!!!!!!!

This week, YOU have the wonderful opportunity to WIN  “Greener Grass” a  8X10 matted print,  fits 11X14 frame from Doug Hockman!!!   

Doug Hockman Photography

www.hockmanphotography.com

follow him on facebook

Enter to win today to be the next lucky winner!! :]

Use our Online Form and remember you must “Like” us on win!

Festival Fete will be at HarborFest,  THIS WEEKEND October 1 & 2, 2011!!  Come check it out and support Doug Hockman and all of the other local artists and vendors!!!

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!!!

Fabulous Fete Giveaway!

20 Sep

Congratulations!!! Maria Pratt, you are this week’s Festival Fete Artist Giveaway Program Winner!!! You have won a bead from Mimi Huszer Fagnant of The Lilac Wind Art Glass. 

The bead is, of course, one Mimi has formed on a propane and oxygen torch from glass rods. It is then annealed in a computer programed kiln for strength and durability. Mimi will core the bead with a sterling tube and sterling endcaps. The tubing is flared around the endacps , keeping the whole thing together with out glue.  The bead is given with a non sterling chain.  The winner has the option of using the bead as is or transfering it to their own sterling chain, as well as the choice of flower color!

Please stay tuned until next Tuesday for a new giveaway!

Check out the video from our last fetival, The East Greenwich Art Festival, which was a HUGE success!

If you missed out, you can always come to out to the next festival!! :]

Festival Fete will be at HarborFest,  October 1 & 2, 2011!!  Come check it out!!

Lilac Wind

16 Sep

The Lilac Wind Art Glass

Mimi Huszer Fagnant is a lampwork artist fromRhode Islandwhere she has her own studio, The Lilac Wind.  She makes her beads using a propane and oxygen, mixed fuel, torch to melt glass rods of many colors.  This process is known as lampworking and has been around for thousands of years. Becoming a great beadmaker is similar to becoming a great violinist.  It is no accident!  Mimi has had many great teachers, but it is the practice that counts. Practice, practice and more practice.

Once her beads are designed, created and formed using no molds, they are then, all annealed in a computer controlled kiln, for strength and durability. When the beads have cooled, she continues working, designing and making jewelry. Some of these glass treasures become useful items such as key chains, magnifiers, badge holders and utensils. Many lampwork glass pieces are turned into Christmas ornaments, buttons, marbles, mobiles, and barrettes. Of course, her favorite sales are just beads, where the customers can do as they wish.  All Mimi wants to do is make the beads!! Recently, she has added a few Do It Yourself Kits in which incorporate her lampwork beads. So far, there are Cha Cha  bracelet kits, Viking Knit Bracelet kits and a Square Finger Braid Bracelet kits in this category.

This year, 2011, one of Mimi’s beads was chosen by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers to be in a traveling exhibit of notable beads, called Surface.  This is the second time she has received this recognition. The first was a traveling show, Perspectives, in which her bead ended the world tour in Japan.

Mimi’s product line is ever changing and evolving as she continues to experiment and grow as a beadmaker.  Check out her work and ask any questions about the process, maybe you, too, will become fascinated by bead making!!

 www.lilacwindartglass.etsy.com

www.lilacwindlampworkbeads.com

Check out the video from our last fetival, The East Greenwich Art Festival, which was a HUGE success!

If you missed out, you can always come to out to the next festival!! :]

Fetival Fete will be at HarborFest,  October 1 & 2, 2011!!  Come check it out!!

Its Tuesday, that means giveaway!

13 Sep

Congratulations!!!  Wendy Carreau, you are this week’s Festival Fete Artist Giveaway Program Winner!!! You have won 5 passes to the Roger Williams Park Zoo!

 

 

This week, YOU have the wonderful opportunity to WIN a bead from Mimi Huszer Fagnant of The Lilac Wind Art Glass. 

The bead is, of course, one Mimi has formed on a propane and oxygen torch from glass rods. It is then annealed in a computer programed kiln for strength and durability. Mimi will core the bead with a sterling tube and sterling endcaps. The tubing is flared around the endacps , keeping the whole thing together with out glue.  The bead is given with a non sterling chain.  The winner has the option of using the bead as is or transfering it to their own sterling chain, as well as the choice of flower color!

 

Enter to win today to be the next lucky winner!! :]

Use our Online Form and remember you must “Like” us on win!

 

Fetival Fete will be at HarborFest,  October 1 & 2, 2011!!  Come check it out!!