Top Drawer eNewsletter 8.7.12

We'd like to thank everyone who made it out to this past Art Night, and our reception for Abstract Excursions: Wendy LeBeau and Livy Young!  It was an amazing turnout for an amazing show, our most successful Art Night yet!  Thanks for all your support, we couldn’t do it without you!  

For those who missed the show we still have plenty of Wendy and Livy’s work on display, as well as the brand new exhibit, Earth From Above: Alan Aiello and David Robidoux!  Both of these artists with abstract drawing, and both have developed a unique, sci-fi tinged, biomorphic style.  Alan’s works are colorful orbs with complex color patterns that the artist calls “mottling”, which have evolved from his tentacled-mutant drawings into appendage-less, all-knowing beings, or as one staff put it, “infra-red Death Stars”.  David’s works, on the other hand, are delicate one-tone drawings that resemble, according to Phoenix arts writer Greg Cook, “geologic cross-sections”, which also have organically developed from the artist’s own unique style.  Both Alan and David’s work complement each other especially well, and this is a great show to finally see what kind of fantastic artwork Top Drawer’s artists are capable of.  Join us for the reception for Earth From Above at the next Art Night, Thursday August 30th, 5 pm – 8 pm! 

For those in the area this weekend, stop by AS220’s annual outdoor block party Foo Fest, this Saturday, August 11th, 1 pm – 5 pm, on Empire St., Providence, to see Top Drawer Art at The Brass’s special display featuring work by Doug Nichols and Nick Taylor, along with lots of other talented and amazing local artists!  This is a great event for families and children, as Foo Fest’s day schedule is full of hands-on installations and games all done with the kind of creative flair that AS220 is known for.  For those grown-ups out there, stick around to see the night schedule full of amazing bands from all over the world, performing on the Empire St. stage until 1 am!  For more details on Foo Fest go to

We’re also thrilled to announce that Top Drawer Art at The Brass has won a Best-Of Rhode Island Award from Rhode Island Monthly!  Top Drawer has won an Editor’s Choice award for Inspiring Artwork!  Thanks so much to Rhode Island Monthly for this prestigious distinction!  Stop by Top Drawer now to see what all the fuss is about, and pick up a new August issue of Rhode Island Monthly to check out all the Best-Of RI 2012 winners!     

Until next time, keep on supporting the arts in RI!

Earth From Above: Alan Aiello and David Robidoux

August 6 – 31, 2012

Opening Reception Thursday, August 30th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Top Drawer Art at The BRASS, 16 Cutler St., Warren