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Courtesy of Linden Place/Artwork by Liesl Long Chaintreuil

5/5 Kentucky Derby Day Party

Why: Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this year? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your Derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as Linden Place brings the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol. Mint juleps, great food, a live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, a silent auction and much more will provide party goers with a true Colt family fashion experience.
Where: Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol.
More Info: Call 253-0390 or visit explorebristolri.com.

May
21
Mon
A Celebration and Conversation: New Translations of Poems by Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago @ Providence Public Library
May 21 all-day
A Celebration and Conversation: New Translations of Poems by Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago @ Providence Public Library

Program Features Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane

Providence Public Library, in conjunction with Brown University’s Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, is pleased to welcome Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane, along with translators Stuart Blazer and Leonor Simas-Almeida, on Monday, May 21 from 5:30–8 p.m. for a celebration and conversation around the just published new translations of poems and other works by Portuguese literary legends Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago, as well as with the first biography of Pessoa in English.
Cane, along with translators Stuart Blazer and Leonor Simas-Almeida, will read a selection of poems from the new volumes; this will be followed by a conversation with translators and editors Stuart Blazer, Patrício Ferrari, and Carlos Pittella, who will discuss the poets, their writings and the process of bringing works by and about them to translation and publication. Books are: Fernando Pessoa, The Poet with Many Faces: a biography and anthology by Hubert Jennings, edited by Carlos Pittella; Inside the Mask: The English Poetry of Fernando Pessoa, edited by Patrício Ferrari; and The Poems Possible, by José Saramago, translated by John M. Kinsella, in cooperation with Stuart Blazer, José F. Costa and Leonor Simas-Almeida.

Thanks to the Brown Bookstore, all books will be available for sale and signing.

Auditions for the Providence Singers @ Carter Center for Music Education
May 21 all-day
Auditions for the Providence Singers @ Carter Center for Music Education

Auditions for the Providence Singers will be held by appointment on May 21 and 22. Join the Singers for our forty-seventh season, led by Artistic Director Christine Noel. Our season includes two performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and other exciting events.

For more info: http://www.providencesingers.org/About06/Auditions.php.

To schedule, email: chorus@providencesingers.org and CC: mjdaly@providencesingers.org, or call 401-751-5700.

 

National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
May 21 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.

The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.

Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
May 21 all-day
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery

Imago Foundation for the Arts will feature artwork by IFA artist Eileen Siobhan Collins and guest artists Nora Lewis and Tim Ian Mitchell as part of a group exhibit May 3 through June 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, May 4 from 6–8 p.m.

Collins is a painter, mixed media artist and founding IFA member who lives and works in Warren. Her artwork is process driven and reveals its meaning through the physical act of painting and her interest in the psychology of relationships. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island College and is co-founder of Pastiche Fine Desserts in Providence, RI.

For this exhibit, Collins has created a series of mixed media collages and artworks on paper titled, “Quinta Essentia,” a Latin phrase denoting a fifth substance believed to exist in addition to the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water. Medieval philosophers believed that this “fifth essence” was the substance celestial bodies were made from and was present in all things. She says, “My work is an exploration of this intangible quality revealed through spatial and color relationships that emerge through painting and mark-making.”

IFA will host a “Chat with Eileen” in the gallery at 7 p.m., May 17 when Collins will be available to discuss the influences that drive her creative practice. All are welcome to attend.

Lewis is an award-winning photographer who has exhibited her work in both galleries and museums throughout New England and beyond. Currently, she is the staff photographer at the University of Rhode Island. Lewis is interested in art therapy and the healing power of the image. She says, “Everyone has a story to tell. Mine is told through photographs. Each image is an adventure. Often, the adventure is about transition and transformation. Sometimes it signals change on the horizon or provides healing of the past. Sometimes it is simply about beauty. Above all, it is an attempt to connect with my subject, whether it be myself, another, or nature, and then ultimately, with the viewer. It’s about all of our stories, so unique and universal at the same time.”

Mitchell is a full-time artist practicing primarily in ceramic materials. In recent years, he has made sculpture and vessels finished in wood-fired kilns with fellow artists Chris Gustin and Tim Rowan. He also takes influence from travel and has worked as an Artist in Residence in the United States, France, Denmark and most recently in Italy. He has a studio is in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, where he has lived and worked as an architect for most of his professional career. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the College of Art, Architecture and Planning at Cornell University.

His artwork for this exhibit, “Can we talk?” is a contemporary and playful attempt to cope with a confusing tendency in public communication to obfuscate. He says, “By being attributed speaking characteristics, sculpture can help to clarify the human condition.”

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Mary Dondero, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Rina Naik, Kol Naylor, Mercedes Nuñez, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.

Regular gallery hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

School of Fish @ Hope & Main
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
School of Fish @ Hope & Main | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning whole local seafood – straight from the sea – into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin, and fluke. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all!

Location: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen, 691 Main St. Warren, RI 02885

Ticket price: $50

Available at: https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/cooking-classes-ri/ or http://eatingwiththeecosystem.org/school-of-fish

Trinity Rep’s Pell Awards Gala @ WaterFire Arts Center
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trinity Rep's Pell Awards Gala @ WaterFire Arts Center

Trinity Rep’s Pell Awards Gala celebrates national and local excellence in the arts. Guests will enjoy mixing and mingling with artists, business, political, and social leaders; a delectable dinner by Russell Morin Fine Catering; and unforgettable moments as the theater honors individuals who are committed to bettering the world through art. All proceeds benefit artistic programming at Trinity Rep.

Mary McDonnell will accept the 2018 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. A two-time Oscar nominee for Dances with Wolves and Passion Fish, McDonnell’s theater, film and television career has spanned more than four decades with dynamic character portrayals in period and present-day roles, including TNT’s The Closer and Major Crimes, Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica, Donnie Darko and Sneakers.

McDonnell will join local honorees: Pawtucket-based designer and artist Morris Nathanson (receiving the Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts); longtime Providence philanthropist and arts advocate Jane S. Nelson (receiving the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts);and Jeannine Chartier, executive director of VSA arts RI (receiving the Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts).

Tickets for Trinity Rep’s Pell Awards Gala are $500 (full event and VIP reception starting at 6 p.m.) and $250 (ceremony and dinner only). Tables, sponsorships and event program ads are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, sponsorships or ads, visit www.trinityrep.com/pell or call (401) 453-9237.

Trinity Rep established the Pell Awards in 1997 to honor artists whose artistic careers exemplify the values of Senator Claiborne Pell, one of the principal founders of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Pell Awards honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island, the New England region and nationally. Throughout his life, Senator Pell worked to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists. He sponsored the landmark legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965 and chaired the Senate Education and Arts subcommittee. The Pell Awards’ criteria include excellence in the artist’s chosen field, work that significantly advances the art form and contribution to the betterment of the community and the world at large through artistic presence and community service.

Comedy Scene Study @ Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Comedy Scene Study @ Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre

Comedy Scene Study with Fred Sullivan Jr.
May 7-June 18
Seven sessions
Mondays 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $355

Bring the funny. Learn strategies and techniques of acting in a comedic scene or play. This class is formatted for actors of varying levels of experience through partnered scene work. Exciting contemporary plays and scenes suited to individual student needs will be rehearsed focusing on the nuts and bolts of comedy from text-analysis to developing on your feet verbal and physical timing. This class culminates in a showcase evening of rehearsed work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. Class size limited to twelve students.

May
22
Tue
Auditions for the Providence Singers @ Carter Center for Music Education
May 22 all-day
Auditions for the Providence Singers @ Carter Center for Music Education

Auditions for the Providence Singers will be held by appointment on May 21 and 22. Join the Singers for our forty-seventh season, led by Artistic Director Christine Noel. Our season includes two performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and other exciting events.

For more info: http://www.providencesingers.org/About06/Auditions.php.

To schedule, email: chorus@providencesingers.org and CC: mjdaly@providencesingers.org, or call 401-751-5700.

 

Designing by the Seasons: A Floral Arranging Series @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 22 all-day
Designing by the Seasons: A Floral Arranging Series @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

In this workshop series, we will create arrangements showcasing what is blooming in the gardens. The workshops will encourage designers to become more familiar with flowers’ bloom times, and each class begins with a quick survey of the gardens, watching as they evolve throughout the series. Participants will then create unique seasonal arrangements of gorgeous flowers sourced from Blithewold and other local flower farms to take home.

Drop in for one class or join us for all four! Full series: $200 members, $220 non-members; Individual class: $55 members, $60 non-members.