- Plein Air ~ Ashton Mill in Cumberland
The Ashton Mill and brick workers' houses were built in 1867 by the Lonsdale Company, according to the Rhode Island Historical & Preservation Heritage Commission. The Lonsdale Company, which was owned by Brown and Ives of Providence, has been operating mills in the Lincoln as early as 1831 and moved into the "new" village of Lonsdale in 1869. The Lonsdale 1860. The Lonsdale Company built the Ann and Hope Mill in 1886, and it also built "comfortable brick cottages with modern conveniences" in Lonsdale, according to the commission report on Cumberland. Cotton fabrics were produced at the Lonsdale Company mills in Cumberland, in the villages of Lonsdale (which was in Lincoln and Cumberland), Valley Falls, Berkeley and Ashton. The Lonsdale Company folded in the 1930s during the Great Depression. (Providence Journal, by Christine Dunn, Jan. 4, 2014) What a special treat to have access to a beautiful landmark. All can meet at the pedestrian bridge which leads to the other side of the river where there is an open field, with picnic tables. Adjacent to the main building is a patio area with tables/chairs and inside restrooms in the common area with Teresa can provide access to with her key as needed. There is about 10 miles of bike path/walking path, as part of the Blackstone River State Park. Bring a picnic lunch and your artist tools/cameras for those photographers of the group. The address is Front Street, Cumberland but for the GPS its best to punch in "Store Hill Road". There is free parking in the lot opposite the railroad tracks; the parking adjacent to the building is restricted to residents only, and they do tow, so be sure to park in the opposite lot. Teresa Negrucci will be your host for this event. If you have any questions you can message me and I will be forward the message to her. Enjoy the day! Please post photos!
- Rose Garden ~ Plein Aire ~ Roger Williams Park - Botanical Garden
Let's meet at the Rose Garden for a Plein Aire Day. Join in the peaceful setting at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. Flowers should be in bloom. Fridays are for "Painters & Photographers" to have access to the Botanical Center from 11:00 am - 4:00pm. We can meet at 11:00am at the gate at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center entrance. You can bring a lunch or a snack. Artist are welcome to stay as long as you would like from 11:00am - 4:00pm. The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center is located on an island in the historic Roger Williams Park. The Park was designed in 1878 by the landscape architect Horace W.S. Cleveland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Botanical Center was built in 2007 and with 23,000 square feet of greenhouse space, it is the largest indoor garden display in New England. Since its inception, the RWPBC has offered Park visitors a place to relax, reflect and create long lasting memories through weddings and events held there. It has also become an important place to learn and explore the natural world. The RWPBC is committed to offering an interest for everyone. Educational walks, tours and special activities for all generations can be enjoyed here throughout the year. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm General Admission: (Ages 13-64) $5.00 Children (Ages 6-12): $2.00 Children under 6: Free Military/Seniors (Military ID/Over 64): $2.00 Directions, Parking and Accessibility: The guest parking lot is located across the street from the Mounted Police Command Headquarters and adjacent to the Community Garden. The parking lot can accommodate approximately 56 vehicles. Directions are provided for vehicles. West on I-195 I-195 West to I-95 South Take Exit 17, Elmwood Avenue Left at light Second left into the park Follow the signs to the Botanical Center Public Parking Lot. While the majority of the facility is handicap accessible, guest may request to park behind the building to better accommodate wheelchairs. Guest needing accessibility must visit the Welcome Center first, pay admission and request access.
- Wet Paint at Newport Art Museum
Wet Paint at Newport Art Museum Save the Date! August 16-18, 2019 Museum Grounds Mark your calendars for our 26th Anniversary weekend-long community art-fest drawing visitors from across New England! August 16-18, 2019. Being a member at Newport Art Museum, I always love this weekend for artist of all ages. Let me know if you would be interested in participating. Artist set up all around Newport that Saturday morning and work till around 3:00p, then drop off their creations/artwork to be hung in the museum for bidders to view. The art work is auctioned off Saturday Night and Sunday. You can decided how much of the proceeds you would like to donate from your work to the Museum. More details to come as soon as the details are available, fees etc.