The ACA was honored to partner with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Newport Art Museum to host the first visit of Janet Chu, Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), to Newport County on October 16. The arts community was joined by Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed and Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, Representative Lauren Carson and Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NEA. Also on hand was Clay Pell, grandson of the late Senator Claiborne Pell, who in 1965 sponsored the legislation that led to the creation of the NEA.
Thursday, October 29, 4-5 pm
Arts Behind the Scenes
Thames Glass Glassblowing Demonstration. Glass blowing demonstration by a skilled glassblower. Sign up now and you may be eligible to receive a free glassblowing lesson! Space limited. Reservations required, call 401-862-0083.
Friday, October 30, 8-10 am
Arts + Business = Community
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce, together with the ACA will host an Arts + Business = Community breakfast event in celebration of Arts and Humanities month at Honyman Hall, Trinity Church.
Tuesday, November 17, 5:30-7 pm
Arts Around the Fire
Mix and mingle with the arts community during the ACA’s monthly Arts Around the Fire. Hear from our guest Tracy Jonsson, one of the founders of the Newport Art House. Learn about the Newport Art House and its goal to nurture, showcase and promote contemporary arts from Newport.
Sunday, November 22, 1-2pm
Arts Behind the Scenes
Witness controlled pandemonium in the magnificent rooms of Rosecliff as the Island Moving Co troupe of dancers prepare for its popular “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff.” You’ll watch a walkthrough of Act I in Rosecliff’s magnificent ballroom and much more! Photo: Stephen Moy.
ACA Informational Seminars
The ACA, in conjunction with the Preservation Society of Newport County, will present two FREE informational seminars geared toward members and practicing artists in Newport County. Both seminars will take place at the Preservation Society’s office, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Email info@NewportArts.org to signup.
Tuesday, November 17, 9-10am — Trademarks & Copyrights for the Artist
Intellectual property rights give musicians and artists control over their artistic works (music, sculptures, photographs, etc.) as well as their name and brand. Copyright laws protect creative works, whereas trademark laws govern the naming rights and goodwill in the brand. More details…
Tuesday, December 8, 3:30-5pm — E-Marketing E-ssentials for the Artist
In this day and age, electronic marketing is vital when it comes to generating more business. What’s the best way to get the word out without spending a year’s worth of profits? Join us for this presentation with tips from the experts. Learn how to make the best use of the world wide web.
Saturday, November 7 & 21, — 10-11:30am
Zentangles (Ages 12 to Adult)
Zentangle is an easy–to–learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful designs by drawing a series of repeating patterns one stroke at a time. Using only a pocketful of materials, it may be done anywhere, alone or in a group. The student will complete several completed Zentangle tiles of 3.5″ square. Instructor: Libby Gilpatric. Tuition: $35/$30 members for each session ($5 materials fee to paid to instructor)
Thursday: Nov 12, 19 Dec 3, 10, 17 — 10am-Noon
Learn or expand your Watercolor painting skills in this fun class. Working from a still life set-up you’ll come away with several finished paintings. This is a past-time which will reward you with many hours of enjoyment to come. Open to beginners or those with some watercolor experience.
Instructor: John Tolley. Tuition: $85/$75 PAG members
November 14th and 15th
Shakespeare at JAC
Jamestown Arts Center continue their partnership with the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs for their fourth annual presentation of two Shakespeare plays. November 14, 8pm, The Tempest. November 15, 3pm Romeo & Juliet. Admission: $12/$6 Student/Senior.
Newport Health Equity Zone
The Newport Health Equity Zone project is a place-based initiative focusing on six main areas that impact health: transportation, arts and culture, open space, physical and emotional health, education innovation and economic opportunities and food access. The ACA is honored to be selected as lead organization for the area of arts and culture.
From the ACA President
As we head into November and with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, we at the ACA want to say thank you to all of you who support the arts in Newport County. We are very fortunate to be part of a wonderfully creative and talented community with representation across many art forms and disciplines. We appreciate your appreciation of the arts.
Nancy McAuliffe, President