The Wickford Art Association is presenting a unique blending of two art forms at its 7th Annual Poetry and Art. The opening reception is on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI.
The exhibit runs through October 6th, and is free and open to the public.
This year’s theme is “Harmony”. Nearly 200 pieces of fine art were submitted for jury of which juror Berge Zobian, owner of Gallery Z in Providence, selected forty-one pieces for inclusion. Kim Baker juried the poets. Each piece of art was paired with a poet who then composed a poem, drawing inspiration from the artwork or “ekphrasis” - writing inspired by art. Neither the artists nor the poets know who they have been paired with – that will be revealed at the reception on September 13th in which we expect over 300 people to attend. Artwork and poems will be hung side by side in the gallery and every poem will be read in a beautiful outdoor setting under a tent on Narragansett Bay.
A professionally designed, limited edition book cataloguing the accepted artwork and responsive poetry has been published. The book will be available for sale at the Wickford Art Association’s gallery and website for $25 after September 13, 2019.
The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with nearly 450 members from Rhode Island and New England. The association hosts art shows and classes in its gallery at 36 Beach Street in North Kingstown, and has produced the Wickford Art Festival every July since 1962. Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community.
Wickford Art Association hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 PM and Sunday noon to 3:00 PM. For more information, please call (401) 294-6840 or visit www.wickfordart.org
Pledging to repeal ordinances that require unnecessary permits and licenses, Wickford resident Tony Jones today announced his candidacy for the North Kingstown Town Council. Jones will run as a member of Libertarian Party.
“I want to make the town as business-friendly as possible, and that means looking at existing town ordinances with an eye toward repealing the ones that impose unnecessary burdens, permits and licenses,” Jones said.
In addition to cutting bureaucratic red tape, Jones says his priority is to improve communication between elected officials and residents. “When taxpayers voice their concerns and ideas, they deserve to know they are being heard and represented. I am committed to better constituent services than we are currently getting.”
As a community service advocate, Jones said he also wants to help develop a good volunteer base for the town, as well as promote North Kingstown as an arts, culture, and food destination.
A lifelong Rhode Islander, Jones is a realtor. A former operations supervisor with General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation, Jones is also proprietor of Tony Jones Omnimedia and founder, creative director, and on-air host of the non-profit RI Free Radio. Tony is a graduate of C.C.R.I. in new media communications and is currently attending American Public University
Tony Jones is a member of the North Kingstown Arts Council, and the Mount Vernon Lodge No.4 Free and Accepted Masons. The state committee member at-large for the Libertarian Party of Rhode Island, Jones ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2014. He is currently the state director for the Gary Johnson 2016 presidential campaign.
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