Top Drawer eNewsletter 8.26.13

Top Drawer eNewsletter 8.26.13                                                                      

Don’t forget this week is Art Night, Thursday, August 29th, from 5 pm to 9 pm, and the Reception for Explosions Of Color: New Work by Katrina Cathcart and Brian Lamora!  .  These two artists are Top Drawer’s original success stories, with both having work included in the Intuit: The Center For Intuitive and Outsider Art’s permanent collection in Chicago, along with such Outsider Art greats such as Henry Darger, Bill Traylor, and Martin Ramirez (check out Intuit at  In addition to that historical distinction, Katrina’s work has been featured in Providence Art Windows and in a three-year touring exhibition organized by VSA Arts and originating at the Dillon S. Ripley Center at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and Brian’s work was included in Intuit’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition Architectures of Hope: The Treasures of Intuit, curated by renowned author and filmmaker Roger Manley.  These two have clearly gained international recognition, and pairing that with the fact that their work is so meticulously constructed that it is very, very rare, this show is a must-see!

We’d also like to congratulate all the artists who made it into the 2013-2014 Art Ability Exhibition at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, PA!  This annual exhibition highlights the work of artists with disabilities from all over the world, and this year Top Drawer has a record number of artists who will be exhibiting!  Top Drawer artists with work in the show are Brian Novasad, David Toste, Wendy LeBeau, Emmet Estrada, Nick Taylor, Katrina Cathcart, and Johnny McKenna!  Congratulations, and to see work by these artists go to our website at 

Stop by the Reception for Explosions of Color this Art Night, and check out our newest gift items- including our new vinyl tablecloths, rag rugs, felt feather purses, cork-people sculptures, woven T-shirt placemats and of course plenty of paintings and drawings to pour through.  See you this Thursday!  

Explosions Of Color: New Work by Katrina Cathcart and Brian Lamora

August 1 – 30, 2013

Art Night Reception Thursday, August 29, 5 pm – 9 pm

Top Drawer Art At The Brass

16 Cutler St. (Behind Tom’s Market)

Warren, RI 02885