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ACA Summer Soirée, July 17, 2017

The ACA’s Summer Soirée

Monday, July 17 at 6pm – 8pm Rain or Shine

The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina
72 Washington St.
Newport, RI 02840.

Tickets are limited and will be $40 in advance and $50 at the door! (if available).


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Live Music – Silent Auction

Cocktails, Wines, Beers, and Hors d’oeuvres

The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina is located in the quiet historic district, The Point. It is a perfect waterfront location with an amazing wraparound piazza which affords magnificent views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge. An article in the Boston Journal of August 9, 1870 calls it ‘the most elegantly finished house ever built in Newport’ and the house is now on the ‘National Register of Historic Places.’

An early work of the Boston architects, Fehmer and Emerson, this house is exceptional for its interior decoration in the Pompeian style. Irregular in shape, the house is excellently adapted for summer living along the shore. The surrounding open porches further establish the relationship to the sea.

The sunsets from the Piazza are a spectacular delight and this porch has become a virtual Newport Icon.

For more information on The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina, click here.

Arts Behind the Scenes: Audrain Automobile Museum “Transitions”

Arts and Cultural Alliance Behind the Scenes: Audrain Automobile Museum “Transitions”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm.
$10 for ACA Members and $15 for non-ACA members.

Proceeds support the ACA’s mission to promote and advance arts and culture in Newport County.
The event is limited to 40 people.


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The Arts and Cultural Alliance (ACA) of Newport County presents an Arts Behind the Scenes event featuring the Audrain Automobile Museum, “Transitions”. The event is scheduled during the transition between themed shows. Discussion will include the Exhibition Statement, the War Board, the individual car exhibition storyboards, graphics development, and iPad stories. Also marketing/promotion, lighting and the practicalities associated with swapping the cars in and out, and security.

“More of an Art Museum than a Car Museum,” the Museum celebrates the Machine Age, when art and automobiles came together. With access to more than 200 of the most remarkable and rare vehicles ever made, and displays with fully restored vehicles ranging from the beginning of the 20th century through the modern day, vehicles are chosen specifically and showcased based
on ever-changing exhibition themes. By displaying 15-20 cars at a time, the Museum gives patrons members and enthusiasts of all ages a completely unique experience with each visit. To support its non-profit curatorial mission – its motto is “Preserving Newport’s History One Car At A Time,” the Museum acquires, by gift and purchase, cars with social history in Newport, Rhode Island, and southern New England.

The Audrain Automobile Museum is located at 222 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02842. For more information about the Audrain Automobile Museum visit http://audrainautomuseum.org/ Contact information: (401) 856-4420 or info@audrainautomuseum.org

Photo Credits: Audrain Automobile Museum- Ben Jacobsen, Photographer

 

ACA Annual Meeting May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6pm to 8:30pm with reception following
Salvation Cafe Post & Beam Room, 140 Broadway, Newport, RI

Free and open to all artists, arts enthusiasts, art venues, and art organizations!

$10 donation suggested.


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Arts Behind the Scenes: Timothy Michael Hetland

Featuring artist Timothy Michael Hetland
Saturday, April 15th at 6pm
1015 Aquidneck Ave, Shop E
Middletown, RI
(Industrial Park behind Chelsea’s Restaurant, last shop)

$10 for ACA Members
$12 for non-ACA Members

RSVP as space is limited to 15

Timothy Michael Hetland is a 3rd generation Norwegian descending from Kragerø, Norway. Through his metal artworks he defines the fine balance and beauty of metal, wood, crystal and stone to create everlasting interior and exterior sculptures. The raw metal materials and ocean washed stone used are made to last for centuries and are of high grade metals and alloys including aluminum, stainless steel, copper and bronze.

Mr. Hetland will discuss the general process behind development of his works, including sketching and research, as well as discussing and demonstrating some of the metal and stone-working techniques.

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Arts Behind the Scenes featuring St. John Church’s historic Hook and Hastings Organ

Arts Behind the Scenes featuring St. John Church’s historic Hook and Hastings Organ

presented by Organist and Choirmaster, Peter Stoltzfus Berton
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Saturday, March 18th 3:00 pm
Saint John the Evangelist Church
61 Poplar St, Newport, RI
at the corner of Washington and Willow Streets

 

The organ was built in 1894 and consists of 1,769 pipes in the organ chamber. The largest pipe is 16 ft. long in speaking length (not counting the “foot”), 18 inches square, and made of maple. The smallest pipe is a half inch long in speaking length, about 1/16 inch in diameter, and made of tin and lead. Modern electronic circuits have replaced some of the mechanical operations but no frequency is enhanced or created by electronic or digital simulation, excepting one temporary replacement (the Pedal Trombone) while original pipes and chest are being restored.

Mr. Berton will discuss the electrification of the organ and well as some of the plans for future restoration. He will perform a brief musical demonstration photo-180of the instrument’s resources, a discussion of the application of modern technology to an old instrument with integrity, and allow for Q&A and attendees to both tour the interior mechanisms and play the instrument.

As with the summer organ recital series he has performed at the church the past three summers, video cameras and a PSBreddoorprojector screen will take the audience right into the action during this event.

$10 for ACA Members and $12 for non-ACA members
RSVP as space is limited.


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