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Courtesy of Linden Place/Artwork by Liesl Long Chaintreuil

5/5 Kentucky Derby Day Party

Why: Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this year? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your Derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as Linden Place brings the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol. Mint juleps, great food, a live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, a silent auction and much more will provide party goers with a true Colt family fashion experience.
Where: Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol.
More Info: Call 253-0390 or visit explorebristolri.com.

May
26
Sat
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
May 26 all-day
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery

Imago Foundation for the Arts will feature artwork by IFA artist Eileen Siobhan Collins and guest artists Nora Lewis and Tim Ian Mitchell as part of a group exhibit May 3 through June 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, May 4 from 6–8 p.m.

Collins is a painter, mixed media artist and founding IFA member who lives and works in Warren. Her artwork is process driven and reveals its meaning through the physical act of painting and her interest in the psychology of relationships. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island College and is co-founder of Pastiche Fine Desserts in Providence, RI.

For this exhibit, Collins has created a series of mixed media collages and artworks on paper titled, “Quinta Essentia,” a Latin phrase denoting a fifth substance believed to exist in addition to the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water. Medieval philosophers believed that this “fifth essence” was the substance celestial bodies were made from and was present in all things. She says, “My work is an exploration of this intangible quality revealed through spatial and color relationships that emerge through painting and mark-making.”

IFA will host a “Chat with Eileen” in the gallery at 7 p.m., May 17 when Collins will be available to discuss the influences that drive her creative practice. All are welcome to attend.

Lewis is an award-winning photographer who has exhibited her work in both galleries and museums throughout New England and beyond. Currently, she is the staff photographer at the University of Rhode Island. Lewis is interested in art therapy and the healing power of the image. She says, “Everyone has a story to tell. Mine is told through photographs. Each image is an adventure. Often, the adventure is about transition and transformation. Sometimes it signals change on the horizon or provides healing of the past. Sometimes it is simply about beauty. Above all, it is an attempt to connect with my subject, whether it be myself, another, or nature, and then ultimately, with the viewer. It’s about all of our stories, so unique and universal at the same time.”

Mitchell is a full-time artist practicing primarily in ceramic materials. In recent years, he has made sculpture and vessels finished in wood-fired kilns with fellow artists Chris Gustin and Tim Rowan. He also takes influence from travel and has worked as an Artist in Residence in the United States, France, Denmark and most recently in Italy. He has a studio is in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, where he has lived and worked as an architect for most of his professional career. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the College of Art, Architecture and Planning at Cornell University.

His artwork for this exhibit, “Can we talk?” is a contemporary and playful attempt to cope with a confusing tendency in public communication to obfuscate. He says, “By being attributed speaking characteristics, sculpture can help to clarify the human condition.”

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Mary Dondero, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.

Regular gallery hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Waterfire Boat Rides @ Providence River Boat Co.
May 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Waterfire Boat Rides @ Providence River Boat Co.

WaterFire is a work of art that involves movement, participation and surprise. It is full of motion—wood boats stoke the fires, rivers flow quietly beneath the burning braziers, sparks whirl through the night air and flickering flames reflect off the dark surface of the water, animating the architectural fabric of the city.

We’ve been offering our WaterFire rides since the fires began in 1997. Join us aboard our USCG inspected vessels as our Master Captains guide you throughout the fires of Waterplace Park, Riverwalk and the Providence River!

May
27
Sun
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
May 27 all-day
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery

Imago Foundation for the Arts will feature artwork by IFA artist Eileen Siobhan Collins and guest artists Nora Lewis and Tim Ian Mitchell as part of a group exhibit May 3 through June 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, May 4 from 6–8 p.m.

Collins is a painter, mixed media artist and founding IFA member who lives and works in Warren. Her artwork is process driven and reveals its meaning through the physical act of painting and her interest in the psychology of relationships. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island College and is co-founder of Pastiche Fine Desserts in Providence, RI.

For this exhibit, Collins has created a series of mixed media collages and artworks on paper titled, “Quinta Essentia,” a Latin phrase denoting a fifth substance believed to exist in addition to the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water. Medieval philosophers believed that this “fifth essence” was the substance celestial bodies were made from and was present in all things. She says, “My work is an exploration of this intangible quality revealed through spatial and color relationships that emerge through painting and mark-making.”

IFA will host a “Chat with Eileen” in the gallery at 7 p.m., May 17 when Collins will be available to discuss the influences that drive her creative practice. All are welcome to attend.

Lewis is an award-winning photographer who has exhibited her work in both galleries and museums throughout New England and beyond. Currently, she is the staff photographer at the University of Rhode Island. Lewis is interested in art therapy and the healing power of the image. She says, “Everyone has a story to tell. Mine is told through photographs. Each image is an adventure. Often, the adventure is about transition and transformation. Sometimes it signals change on the horizon or provides healing of the past. Sometimes it is simply about beauty. Above all, it is an attempt to connect with my subject, whether it be myself, another, or nature, and then ultimately, with the viewer. It’s about all of our stories, so unique and universal at the same time.”

Mitchell is a full-time artist practicing primarily in ceramic materials. In recent years, he has made sculpture and vessels finished in wood-fired kilns with fellow artists Chris Gustin and Tim Rowan. He also takes influence from travel and has worked as an Artist in Residence in the United States, France, Denmark and most recently in Italy. He has a studio is in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, where he has lived and worked as an architect for most of his professional career. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the College of Art, Architecture and Planning at Cornell University.

His artwork for this exhibit, “Can we talk?” is a contemporary and playful attempt to cope with a confusing tendency in public communication to obfuscate. He says, “By being attributed speaking characteristics, sculpture can help to clarify the human condition.”

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Mary Dondero, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.

Regular gallery hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Warwick Symphony Orchestra Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit @ Pilgrim Senior Center
May 27 all-day
Warwick Symphony Orchestra Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit @ Pilgrim Senior Center | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

2018 SPRING SERIES: Awakening the American Spirit
This May, the Warwick Symphony Orchestra- a regional touring orchestra, presents a two-concert Spring Series sponsored by Greenwood Credit Union with beloved works that seek to awaken the American spirit within us all.

The WSO will present selections from Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Hoe-Down from “Rodeo” by Copland, Essay for Orchestra by Del Borgo, Pavane from “Symphoniette No. 2” by Gould, Tribute to the Duke featuring music by Ellington, Washington Post March by Sousa, American Civil War Fantasy by Bilik and more.

TWO PERFORMANCES:
Thursday- May 24 at  7:30 p.m.

Pilgrim Senior Center- Pilgrim Parkway in Warwick

Sunday- May 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Goddard State Park Carousel- Ives Road in East Greenwich/Warwick

CONCERT ADMISSION
General Admission: $10 General Admission, Children twelve and under free. Tickets are available at-the-door or online; follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets from: https://www.wsori.org/buy-tickets

About the WSO:
Having provided a half-century of accessible public performances around the Ocean State, the 60-member volunteer ensemble known as the Warwick Symphony Orchestra brings classical and orchestral pops performances to communities across Rhode Island, who may not otherwise have easy access to quality live music events. Our expanding membership of amateur adults, high school and college students, retired professionals, music educators, and life-long learners are dedicated to the social, spiritual and cognitive benefits of presenting and attending live performances. Bringing high quality, affordable performances to diverse communities, the WSO ensures accessibility and appeal to a wide-ranging audience of varied backgrounds.

Established in 1966 by George Low as a continuing education opportunity through the Warwick Public Schools, the WSO is now a non-profit regional orchestra with a diverse membership. Catherine Gagnon is the WSO’s fifth Music Director– an active music educator and performer herself. Under her guidance, the WSO presents eight concerts annually in varied communities across the state with music spanning genres from pops selections, music of theater and Broadway, popular works, and traditional orchestral repertoire. The WSO strives to balance concerts with works that are known and those that can help to develop our audience’s understanding of and appreciation for classical and contemporary music– all at affordable prices.

Chalk the Walk at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chalk the Walk at Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Children's Museum

The simple pleasure of a sidewalk and chalk! Help to create an art gallery at our feet.

Puzzleworks at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Puzzleworks at Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Children's Museum

Challenge your spatial thinking skills through shape sequencing and sorting. Complete geometric, mosaic, wooden and magnetic puzzles.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago until today.

The HairBrained exhibition features a selection of items from Providence Public Library’s collections: postcards, photographs, pochoir prints, magazines, historic children’s books, advertising trade cards and more. Items will be on exhibit in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room on level one from March to June.

Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

May
28
Mon
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
May 28 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.

The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.