• 0

For the second year in a row, the Juried Artist Member (JAM) All-Media Invitational is back at the Wickford Art Association gallery through May 23, featuring pieces from 10 different member artists in a variety of their preferred mediums.

“Each year, the Wickford Art Association seeks to provide special opportunities that feature our Juried Artist Members as they go through a process that elevates them to this membership level by demonstrating expertise in a specified area of visual art,” WAA Gallery Director Catherine Gagnon said.

  • 0

Though they were born 60 years apart, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré and Abdoulaye Diarrassouba — better known by his professional name, Aboudia — are considered to be the best and most influential of Côte d’Ivoire’s artists in the post-colonial period. While both men came into the art world from different backgrounds — Bouabré through professional training at the schools of the French colonial government and Aboudia on the streets of the city of Abidjan as a graffiti artist — their work shares some common themes, such as a celebration of their cultures and commentary on both the times in which they lived and their tribulations in becoming two of their nation’s most recognizable artists.

  • 0

Certain acts have a knack for combining classic elements to form a unique sound. This fusion of jazz, blues, roots and country is Americana at its purest sonic form, and around Rhode Island very few acts pull it off as seamlessly as Evening Sky. The Providence-based instrumental quartet of guitarist Gino Rosati, bassist Joe Potenza, drummer Eric Hastings and Chris Brooks on pedal steel has a rhythmic and smooth approach.

  • 0

People everywhere are fed up with enforced isolation. While adhering to stay-at-home orders at the urging of public health officials and to help front-line health care workers, the restrictions are taking a toll on the physical and mental wellbeing of all. While senior citizens can be especially impacted, it is less commonly acknowledged that younger people, particularly teens, struggle with isolation too.