BRISTOL, R.I. – As part of a partnership designed to promote local artists both on and off campus, Roger Williams University has joined forces with fellow organizations in Bristol and Warren, R.I., to sponsor nine “Art Nights” every month from March through November.
Each Art Night is designed to be “a gallery stroll with a twist,” say organizers working together through the Art Night Bristol Warren Committee. Each event will feature two local artists who open their studio doors for an up-close look at the space where their work is created.
A free trolley service will run between galleries and studios in Bristol and Warren, and local shops and restaurants will offer special incentives.
The committee is hopeful that students, faculty and staff from Roger Williams will be among many Art Night regulars. The University itself will be one of 22 trolley stops, with the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation art gallery hosting the work of participating artists.
Art Nights will be held the last Thursday of every month through November. The initiative officially launches on Thursday, March 29, although the SAAHP gallery display will not join Art Night until the second edition on April 26. At that point, it will be included for the remainder of the 2012 events.
The March 29 event features open studio tours of Warren air sculptor Janice Lee Kelly and Warren painter Debbie Gonville Miller.
More details about the artists and the entire Art Night program (including complete gallery details and trolley schedules) can be found at www.artnightbristolwarren.org.