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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: 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.

Reserve your tickets below.


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February 2017 Arts Around the Fire

A Grant Workshop lead by the new RISCA Director of Individual Artists’ Programs at the RI State Council on the Arts Mollie Flanagan
Tuesday, February 21st
5-6pm
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Ave
Arts Around the Fire will continue across Bellevue Avenue at Griswolds to meet Mollie and congregate with other artists and patrons from 6-8pm.
Arts Around the Fire is an opportunity for artists, writers, performers and audiences to engage with colleagues about events and accomplishments in the Newport County cultural community and learn about new ideas and good work being done.
Arts Around the Fire features a cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres donated by Griswolds and an informal atmosphere where artists and art lovers can connect.  The Alliance thanks Griswolds and the Newport Art Museum for their hospitality.
 Sign up for the Alliance newsletter or become a supporting member of the Alliance, a coalition of individuals and non-profits committed to the advancement of arts and culture in Newport County.  Each of the events on February 21st is free and open to the public.
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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January 2017 Arts Around the Fire

art-around-the-fireTuesday, November 15, 2016 from 6:00-8pm
Salvation Café’s Post & Beam room at 140 Broadway in Newport

Newport’s Arts and Cultural Alliance’s monthly networking event, Arts Around the Fire, starts a new year of communication and creative exchange on Tuesday, January 17th from 6-8pm at Salvation Café’s Post & Beam room at 140 Broadway in Newport.  The Alliance’s guest will be Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of the Newport Historical Society.  Join Ruth to talk about what history is good for, whether anyone cares, and why you might want to, particularly right now.  Learn more about how the NHS talks about history to the public, and why.

faceArts Around the Fire is an opportunity for artists, writers, performers and audiences to engage with colleagues about events and accomplishments in the Newport County cultural community and learn about new ideas and good work being done.  Arts Around the Fire features a cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres donated by Salvation Café and an informal atmosphere where artists and art lovers can connect.  The Alliance thanks Salvation Café for their hospitality.

Sign up for a free membership or become a supporting member of the Alliance, a coalition of individuals and non-profits committed to the advancement of arts and culture in Newport County.  Please join us, free, utterly informal, no reservations needed.

The next Arts Around the Fire will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Clarke Cooke House, Newport, RI. Details TBA.

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