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Designs on This Weekend: March 6-9

6 Mar

Weekends start on Thursdays as far as we’re concerned and if they don’t, then they should. In that spirit, we’re happy to scour the scores of websites and highlight here a smattering of arty things to do and some to simply not miss whether you’re alone, with the family, skipping around town with friends or venturing across the border. As we await warmer weather and the beginning of our season, we’ll delight in all that is flickering around us right now. We even found a festival – in Western Mass – for the off season. Who knew? And if we’re missing something spectacular, please do tell us and we’ll add it on. We hope to grow this piece of our budding blog into a community calendar and will do it that much better with your help! For now, add one or two of these events to your weekend agenda…


Audiences at Manhattan Short 2013

  • Thursday, March 6th, 7 pm: Exclusively in RI at the Jamestown Arts Center – Manhattan Short’s 2nd Annual Feature Film Project screens the year’s selected film: ‘Everyone’s Going to Die.’ Chosen by moviegoers across the county, Manhattan Short discovers and launches one film each year with the opinions and input from viewers like you. Get in on this only in Jamestown. http://www.jamestownartcenter.org/film1.html#manhattanfeature





Taproot Threads organic printed clothing; Andrew Jack’s handmade Windsor chairs; Tracey Lizotte’s watercolor and pencil originals – exhibitors at Old Deerfield Craft Fairs.

  • March 8-9th: The Deerfield Spring Sampler Fair in West Springfield, MA – Now is a great time to travel the region as lowered room rates and downright good deals can easily be found during the low season. This fair features 135 juried exhibitions, craft demonstrations and classes with a focus on “the gift-giving needs of spring and garden outdoor living interests.” What a great way to jump start getting back outside and getting creative.  http://festivalnet.com/13139/West-Springfield-Massachusetts/Art-and-Craft-Shows/Deerfield-Spring-Sampler-Fair

Enjoy the weekend, keep warm and keep in touch.

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LOTS of Art Happenings this weekend – starting tonight!

11 Apr

There are lots of fun opportunities to soak in some art in addition to the sunshine this weekend…take your pick and have a great weekend!

bulletThe Jamestown Art Center has a few events happening this weekend in honor of Earth Day including a film and a very cool Green Market. As always, you can find more details on their website.


bulletArt Night – Gallery & Open Studio in Bristol Warren. Check out their Facebook page to see some of the artists that are participating – looks like it’s going to be a fun night!


bulletNewport Gallery Night is also tonight! The Newport Gallery Organization will be holding their monthly Newport Gallery Night on Thursday April 11th, 2103 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Spring is here and it’s the perfect opportunity to venture out to Bellevue Avenue, Spring Street, and Thames Street to see a variety of galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Take the time to explore all that Newport’s vibrant and diverse art scene has to offer before the summer crowds get here!

Newport galleries

bulletAt the Newport Art Museum tonight at 6pm there will be a FREE Gallery Talk by exhibiting artist Gerry Perrino, who will discuss his exhibition “Shelf Life”. The Museum’s galleries will also be open free of charge 5 – 8pm for Newport Gallery Night.

Artist Gerry Perrino

Artist Gerry Perrino

Thursday, April 11th (tonight) At the RISD Museum of Art there is a tour and gallery talk from 7-7:30 pm. Free with museum admission.

Art Shots: The Exotic and the Alien – Meet at the Babylonian Lion, Ancient Galleries

What does it mean for a person or place to be represented as “exotic” or “alien”? In this tour, we will explore three works of art – made at different times and in different parts of the world – where artists depict people they consider “exotic” or “alien,” and discuss the cultural and social shifts these representations reveal.

bulletSunday 4/14 from 1:00 – 3:00 RISD Museum Fain Education Gallery,  there is an Open Studio Program: Cardboard + Cutouts: Materials Remix. Look. Think. Create. Visit the Open Studio for gallery explorations that prompt new discoveries and inspire personal creations. All materials provided. Free with museum admission. Appropriate for kids ages 4+. No need to sign up, just drop-in and enjoy!

bulletIf you have kiddos...you might want to think about letting them get their creative groove on during school break. Here are several options:

The Warwick Museum of Art has a variety of workshops available throughout the week for ages 6-11 and 12-15 in painting, drawing, CD cover art, and Mixed Media.

WMA Art Camp

Now is a great time to start thinking about registering for summer art camps at The Newport Art Museum, but for April break they are offering something different for kids ages 10-13 interested in fiber arts…

Weaving and Fiber Arts Camp

Weaver and educator Charlie DeWeese will create several introductory fiber projects including card making, friendship bracelets, treasure pouches, bookmarks, that are woven, and felting items throughout this class.  This is a beginner’s course that will open the door to many new and wonderful skills.  Come explore and use your imagination and creativity to make beautiful and useful items throughout our time together.

bulletKidoInfo has been offering a really cool program for kids to get hands on with paper: in their “Paper Capers” weekends…

KidoInfo Paper Capers

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Festival Fete would like to thank one of our sponsors of the Garden City Art Festival on June 8th & 9th – Yelp. Don’t forget that if you attend any of these events you can use your Yelp app to “check in”.

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