Top Drawer eNewsletter 4.28.15

Hello everyone and welcome to another great season of events from Top Drawer Art At The Brass!  We’re extremely excited about our lineup this year, and for our further collaboration with Art Night Bristol Warren! 

Next week kicks off our season of events, with a special event honoring the late Top Drawer founder Tom McAleer.  In the generous spirit of Tom who gave so much to the culture of Rhode Island and beyond, May 6 will officially be made Tom McAleer Day in Jamestown, RI. Join us at The Jamestown Arts Center to celebrate Tom McAleer Day with a retrospective exhibition, which will include an honorary installation by Top Drawer artist Emmet Estrada as part of the Top Drawer Tenth Anniversary Exhibition at Top Drawer Art at the Brass. Knowing how many Rhode Islanders own a painting by Tom, everyone is invited to post their “Tom McAleer” on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #TomMcAleer, leading up to and throughout the exhibition display dates. In addition to the exhibition, we will kick off the evening with a parade beginning at 5pm at the Jamestown Town Hall at 93 Narragansett Ave., and ending at the Jamestown Arts Center with an officiating ceremony. Participants are invited to bring images of their Tom McAleer artwork to parade through the town. Select proceeds from the exhibition will go to fund the Thomas McAleer Visual Arts Endowed Scholarship, which is aimed at sending Block Island students and alumni, ages 14-25 years old, to RISD for a year of art and design study. 

Tom McAleer Exhibition, May 6 - 26, 2015

Opening Reception at the Jamestown Arts Center: Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Parade starts at 5:30 at Jamestown Town Hall

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm through May 26

Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., Jamestown RI 02835

Our CONVERSATIONS Visiting Artist program at The Brass, sponsored by Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, also kicks off next month, with a special workshop from RISCA Fellowship recipient Sue McNally!  Go to to reserve your spot now! Thursday, May 14th, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm - CONVERSATIONS Visiting Artist Program: Self Portrait Self featuring Sue McNally / Drawing your own face, as you see in your mind's eye.

And join us at The Brass  for our first Art Night Reception, May 28th, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, for the Top Drawer Tenth Anniversary Exhibition (show on display May 1-May 29) featuring classic works by 30 artists from the first ten years!  Take a trip down memory lane and see all the brand new work our artists have been busy creating! 

See you soon at Top Drawer Art At The Brass, and keep on supporting your local artists!

-Seamus Hames