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Over 200 artists to attend annual Wickford Art Festival

July 10, 2014

WICKFORD - Over 200 talented fine artists will attend the 52nd annual Wickford Art Festival this weekend to exhibit a variety of different pieces.
Between 45,000 to 75,000 people are estimated to attend the festival that is one of the longest running outdoor art festivals in New England. The rain or shine event always draws in a crowd, and this year artists are traveling from all over the world to present their work including oil, acrylic, sculpture in glass, metal, wood and ceramic, modern ink, pastel, drawing, watercolor, etching, mixed media, photography, graphics and more.

98 artists attended the Narragansett Fine Arts Festival last weekend

July 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT-Nearly 100 artists attended the Narragansett Fine Arts Festival last weekend to showcase their unique and creative works of art.
The festival took place at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Narragansett and for the 32nd year, there was a great turnout of artists, spectators and buyers. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wakefield, the proceeds made from artist registration funded the four-year scholarships that the Rotary Club plans to give to local high schools Narragansett, South Kingstown and Prout.

Martin and Marotta to release duet album this fall

July 7, 2014

WESTERLY-After years in the music industry, musician Flav Martin sat in Perks and Corks, a coffeehouse he had performed at many times during his career, to talk about his new duet with studio owner, producer and musician Jerry Marotta.

Never a dull moment with‘The Rescue’ at CTC

June 30, 2014

WAKEFIELD - The Contemporary Theater Company had their whole audience laughing Friday night with the first time performance of the political satire comedy “The Rescue.”
“The Rescue”, written by local playwright Ron Maine, had a successful opening night with a small audience at the CTC. The 13-scene play featured a modest cast of 10 actors and actresses all who helped to bring the script to life in this first full production.

Young set designer brings his talent to Matunuck

June 30, 2014

MATUNUCK – Many are familiar with the musical and the film “Grease.” It’s easy to imagine Rydell High, the diner the gangs frequent, and the drive-in theater where Danny takes Sandy on a date. At Theatre By The Sea this summer, the traditional set is getting a makeover thanks to the vision of one young scenic designer.
20-year-old Nate Bertone of Salem, Mass., is tasked with taking what he called the “jukebox” and “standard” set and updating it, while maintaining some of the familiar “Grease” feel.

A daring trio to canoe across RI

June 19, 2014

NARRAGANSETT-This July three daring canoeists will start their journey in becoming the first people to canoe across Rhode Island.
Their adventure will start in North Smithfield, and after traveling a total of 101 miles through 17 cities over eight days, they will land in Westerly. This crazy idea came to local canoeist and supervisor at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Chuck Horbert, 46, of North Scituate. He then decided he needed to find some traveling companions adventurous enough to come along.

SVF works to preserve valuable heritage breeds

June 19, 2014

NEWPORT – Those who have driven down Harrison Avenue in Newport are familiar with the sprawling 45 acres dotted with stone buildings. Livestock may occasionally be seen grazing beyond the fence; and only a modest sign marks the gated entrance to SVF.
Visitors only have the opportunity one day every June to learn about cryopreservation and the work being done to preserve endangered livestock breeds in Newport, at what, to the average passerby, may appear to be just a typical farm.

Fort Adams to host rocking fundraiser with Beaver Brown

June 19, 2014

NEWPORT- Newport Rocks the Fort with John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band for the first time this Sunday in a concert at Fort Adams to benefit historic preservation and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
The event will kick off at 2 p.m. as concert goers will be greeted at the door by Chakulla and The Hunger Bus performing for non-perishable foods and cash donations to benefit the R.I. Community Food Bank. Chakulla travels around the country to raise money for community food banks, and he always ‘sings out for food’.

In this world of technology, are naturalists needed?

June 16, 2014

As a lifelong Red Sox fan, environmentalist, and photographer (alas, without access to an equipment trust fund or at least a six-figure income... yes, Mom and Dad, I know, I should have become a doctor), I am no stranger to bouts of pessimism, even, to be sure, something akin to despair. The Sox go through dry spells. The Powers-That-Be too often regard saving the natural world as an unnecessary frill.

Packing for fishing trip as important as location

June 16, 2014

DAD: “Ok Honey, we are headed out for the lake. Everything is packed and ready to go, see you in a week.”
MOM: “Ok Dear. Be safe. See you in twenty minutes.”

‘The Rescue’ kicks off Contemporary Theater’s summer season

June 16, 2014

WAKEFIELD-The Contemporary Theater Company will kick off their summer season on June 20 with the first ever full production of “The Rescue”.
“The Rescue” written by local playwright Ron Maine, is a nonpartisan political satire about the government spending habits. This vaudeville style play is nearly 10 years in the making, as Maine has tweaked it multiple times since he started writing and still actively participates in the production at the CTC.    

Ocean State Summer Writing Conference begins next Thursday

June 16, 2014

KINGSTON-The University of Rhode Island will proudly host the eighth annual Ocean State Summer Writing Conference this June, giving aspiring writers a place to learn and grow.  

Studio 460 Gallery making waves in the art world

June 12, 2014

WICKFORD- Studio 460 Gallery is breaking into the art industry in a big way by hosting events and featuring unique art by talented artists.
It all started in October with the West Bay Open Studio tour, when, according to owner Henry Gauthier, the studio broke ground.

Newport Yachting Center kicks off Summer Concert Series

June 9, 2014

NEWPORT - The Newport Yachting Center kicked off their Concert Series Saturday night with an enjoyable performance by The Wailers and Rusted Root.

‘Made in Rhode Island’ at Charlestown Gallery

June 9, 2014

CHARLESTOWN - In the woods of Charlestown is a hidden gem, Charlestown Gallery, home to fine art, jewelry, Persian rugs and more. Owned by husband and wife duo Renee O’Gara and Dave Gilly Gilstein, the gallery features fine contemporary American art with a special emphases on regional painting, sculpture and photography.


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