Top Drawer eNewsletter 4.1.13

Hello from Top Drawer! 

It’s time to awaken from our winter hibernation! 

It’s time again for Art Night!

Bristol and Warren are again joining forces to offer eight “Art Nights” throughout 2013, with the first event on Thursday, April 25th, from 5 pm to 9 pm.  Each monthly event features local artists who open their studio doors for an up-close and personal look at where their work is created.  This year will feature four different artists per Art Night- twice as many as last year, as well as the usual series of Artist Receptions at Top Drawer Art At The Brass, Rhode Island’s premier gallery for artists with developmental disabilities and winner of the 2012 Best-Of RI Award for “Inspiring Artwork” from Rhode Island Monthly!  Art Night trolleys will again make numerous stops at participating galleries and featured artists’ studios.  Park and ride from five locations – Town Parking Lot across from the Warren Post Office, the Commuter Lot on Franklin St. in Warren, Bristol Plaza (corner of Gooding Ave. and Hope St.), and the Town Parking Lot on Court St. in Bristol.  This month will feature Air and Helium Sculptor Janice Lee Kelly, Bronze and Clay Sculptor Allison Newsome, textile designer Dawn Oliveira, and Cut-Paper Artist Robert Pillsbury, as well as the Reception at Top Drawer Art At The Brass for Tried And True: Paintings by Bill Walker and Brian Novasad.  Bill and Brian are original members of Top Drawer’s roster, and are completely dedicated to their work.  Bill’s abstract works are wet-on-wet paintings that feature colorful stacks of wavy lines which create what look like interiors of caves, or up-close views of mysterious geological formations.  Brian’s work is classic Outsider landscapes, full of flowers and seagulls and dripping sunsets, drawn from the mind in a loose and confident way that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  We are thrilled and honored to kick off this year’s Art Night with these two artists.

Until then, keep on supporting the arts in RI!

Tried And True: Paintings by Bill Walker and Brian Novasad. 

April 1 – 26, 2013

Art Night Reception Thursday, April 25, 5 pm – 9 pm

Top Drawer Art At The Brass

16 Cutler St. (Behind Tom’s Market)

Warren, RI 02885