Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.

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21
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Betty Harrington to present ‘Blackgreywhite’ in group exhibit at IMAGO Gallery @ Imago Gallery
Jun 21 all-day
Betty Harrington to present ‘Blackgreywhite’ in group exhibit at IMAGO Gallery @ Imago Gallery

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by IFA artist Betty Harrington and guest artists Deb Ehrens and Jesse Thompson as part of a group exhibit June 14 through July 22 at IMAGO Gallery on 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m.

Harrington will present recent artworks, completed in a variety of black and white media, which she calls, “Blackgreywhite.” She says, “I have always loved the infinite range of marks, textures, and tones made possible by rubbing charcoal across a piece of blank white paper. This thought led me to the decision that a mix of recent artworks could be viewed as my interpretation of ‘drawing’ on a blank gallery wall.”

An interdisciplinary artist whose work has been shown throughout the northeast, Harrington is a founding IFA member. She started painting in 1961 and was self-taught until moving to Rhode Island in 1972, where she started taking continuing education classes at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She graduated from the Resumed Undergraduate Education Program at Brown University in 1992 and has been a full-time artist ever since.

For Ehrens, what began as a childhood fascination with the painted flowers on her grandmother’s china has become a lifelong love of botanical imagery. Her artwork for this exhibit, which she calls “Adrift,” consists of still life photographs of plant ephemera she placed in the ripples and small rapids of woodland streams, creating imagery that is lyrical and contemplative. She learned the basics of black-and-white photography as an adjunct to her early career as a journalist, and more recently has studied with Harold Ross, Dan Burkholder, Alison Shaw, Ron Wilson, and taken classes at RISD and Maine Media College. Ehrens is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Center and exhibiting member of the Providence Center for Photographic Arts.
Thompson will exhibit an eight-foot long panel drawing called “Fruit Sellers,” based on the intricate fruit and vegetable stand set up by W.C. Fruits & More along Westminster Street in Providence, RI, just outside Joe’s Meat Market. The fruit shop appeared to him as an elaborate and dynamic still life set up. Some days he would sit and draw the shop, hoping to represent not an accurate, but an emotionally accurate sense of the overwhelmingly interesting and beautiful experience of shopping at and looking at the fruits and vegetable stand.

Originally from New Jersey, Thompson graduated from RISD’s Masters in Sculpture Program in 2007, and established a studio in Providence for a decade, where he made his sculptures, paintings, and drawings. Since moving to Singapore, he has been teaching drawing, illustration, anatomy and animation at The Nanyang Technological University’s Art Media and Design school and developing new directions in his art-making practice.

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Mary Dondero, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Maria Rodriguez, 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.

The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine @ hode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery
Jun 21 all-day
The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine @ hode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery

Art League Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will open the third Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorder  Symposium, sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and the Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation, on June 15, with a new juried exhibition: The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine, featuring two and three-dimensional artwork that illustrates the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic and connective tissue disorders. On display will be chosen pieces of interpretive artistic renderings by individual artists.

This integrative exhibit is the vision of Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD, Director of the Annual CSF Symposium, and the second year for this collaborative effort between ALRI and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, together with the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Of the exhibit, Dr. Klinge, a Rhode Island neurosurgery specialist, says “I am very excited that the Brown CSF Symposium will again kick-off with a gathering of artists and medical professionals to frame and picture health problems in neurosciences. The arts exhibition will be an important step toward a new dimension in medical science, where artists will enhance the understanding and the approach to complex and challenging diseases, such as disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid.”

The exhibition will be held at Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill in Providence beginning June 11 through July 13. An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from 6–8:00 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Jun
22
Fri
A Taste of Summer Fundraiser @ South County Museum
Jun 22 all-day
A Taste of Summer Fundraiser @ South County Museum

Taste of summer is the South County Museum’s annual fundraiser. Come kick off the start of summer, support the museum and enjoy the local flavors of some of southern Rhode Island’s best restaurants while exploring the Metz Exhibition Hall and the beautiful grounds of the museum. Appetizer-sized portions reflecting South County heritage including calamari, Rhode Island’s official appetizer, will be served by local restaurants. A beer and wine bar is also provided. A silent auction featuring goods and services from local merchants will be held. Fee is $50 per person. Due to the increasing popularity of this event, only 200 tickets will be sold, so get yours early!

Betty Harrington to present ‘Blackgreywhite’ in group exhibit at IMAGO Gallery @ Imago Gallery
Jun 22 all-day
Betty Harrington to present ‘Blackgreywhite’ in group exhibit at IMAGO Gallery @ Imago Gallery

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by IFA artist Betty Harrington and guest artists Deb Ehrens and Jesse Thompson as part of a group exhibit June 14 through July 22 at IMAGO Gallery on 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m.

Harrington will present recent artworks, completed in a variety of black and white media, which she calls, “Blackgreywhite.” She says, “I have always loved the infinite range of marks, textures, and tones made possible by rubbing charcoal across a piece of blank white paper. This thought led me to the decision that a mix of recent artworks could be viewed as my interpretation of ‘drawing’ on a blank gallery wall.”

An interdisciplinary artist whose work has been shown throughout the northeast, Harrington is a founding IFA member. She started painting in 1961 and was self-taught until moving to Rhode Island in 1972, where she started taking continuing education classes at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She graduated from the Resumed Undergraduate Education Program at Brown University in 1992 and has been a full-time artist ever since.

For Ehrens, what began as a childhood fascination with the painted flowers on her grandmother’s china has become a lifelong love of botanical imagery. Her artwork for this exhibit, which she calls “Adrift,” consists of still life photographs of plant ephemera she placed in the ripples and small rapids of woodland streams, creating imagery that is lyrical and contemplative. She learned the basics of black-and-white photography as an adjunct to her early career as a journalist, and more recently has studied with Harold Ross, Dan Burkholder, Alison Shaw, Ron Wilson, and taken classes at RISD and Maine Media College. Ehrens is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Center and exhibiting member of the Providence Center for Photographic Arts.
Thompson will exhibit an eight-foot long panel drawing called “Fruit Sellers,” based on the intricate fruit and vegetable stand set up by W.C. Fruits & More along Westminster Street in Providence, RI, just outside Joe’s Meat Market. The fruit shop appeared to him as an elaborate and dynamic still life set up. Some days he would sit and draw the shop, hoping to represent not an accurate, but an emotionally accurate sense of the overwhelmingly interesting and beautiful experience of shopping at and looking at the fruits and vegetable stand.

Originally from New Jersey, Thompson graduated from RISD’s Masters in Sculpture Program in 2007, and established a studio in Providence for a decade, where he made his sculptures, paintings, and drawings. Since moving to Singapore, he has been teaching drawing, illustration, anatomy and animation at The Nanyang Technological University’s Art Media and Design school and developing new directions in his art-making practice.

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Mary Dondero, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Maria Rodriguez, 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.

National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
Jun 22 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.

Strawberry Festival @ The Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place
Jun 22 all-day
Strawberry Festival @ The Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place

Hi Y’all! Join us Friday, June 22 for our annual Strawberry Festival! Featuring the music of the Tom Lanigan Band and a delicious bbq buffet. Plus, all the fresh strawberries that you can eat, dipped in your choice of chocolate.
BBQ menu features traditional tossed salad, coleslaw, cornbread, bbq ribs, bbq pulled pork, roasted chicken, Mac and cheese, Cowboy Chris’s baked beans, strawberry shortcake and coffee and tea.
Cash bar and festive drink specials.
Tickets are $35 per person. Pick your tickets up at the Shrine Office, One Rhodes Place in Cranston or call us at 401-467-7100.
Ticket Deadline: June 18.

The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine @ hode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery
Jun 22 all-day
The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine @ hode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery

Art League Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will open the third Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorder  Symposium, sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and the Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation, on June 15, with a new juried exhibition: The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine, featuring two and three-dimensional artwork that illustrates the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic and connective tissue disorders. On display will be chosen pieces of interpretive artistic renderings by individual artists.

This integrative exhibit is the vision of Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD, Director of the Annual CSF Symposium, and the second year for this collaborative effort between ALRI and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, together with the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Of the exhibit, Dr. Klinge, a Rhode Island neurosurgery specialist, says “I am very excited that the Brown CSF Symposium will again kick-off with a gathering of artists and medical professionals to frame and picture health problems in neurosciences. The arts exhibition will be an important step toward a new dimension in medical science, where artists will enhance the understanding and the approach to complex and challenging diseases, such as disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid.”

The exhibition will be held at Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill in Providence beginning June 11 through July 13. An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from 6–8:00 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Jun 22 @ 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.”

Toddler Try-It: Jars that Jam @ Providence Children's Museum
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler Try-It: Jars that Jam @ Providence Children's Museum

Explore musical notes and possible melodies with a collection of jars and water. Young children, ages eighteen months to three years, use real tools and explore the creative process as they delve into different hands-on art and science activities each Friday morning.

World Music Week @ Providence Children's Museum
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
World Music Week @ Providence Children's Museum

Embark on an adventure in to the big wide world of music! Experience music from around the globe, feel the vibrations in the air, explore materials and create your own musical instrument.