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In response to COVID-19, we are closed to the public until further notice.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our most important objective. Please enjoy our online events and exhibits.

NOTE on Cancellations: If we feel it is necessary to cancel or postpone an event due to poor weather conditions, we will offer future date(s) for the event. If you are not able to attend the rescheduled date(s), your registration fee can be applied to future events, classes, camps, gift certificates or a contribution with a tax deduction certificate provided.

 

MAY

Artist Victoria Guerina with sculpture of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Education. Expression. Participation

May 28, 2020 1-2pm

Live Online Event

Cost: Free, registration required

Join us for a lunchtime chat - Education. Expression. Participation - WCFA’s first live, online event, featuring Rhode Island artist Victoria Guerina. This event will mark the closing of our Abiding Courage Exhibition. Victoria’s discussion is entitled Abiding Courage - Women's Rights, An Artist's Journey and voter information.  The presentation follows one artist's experience with art and women's history and the inspiration for the Abiding Courage Exhibition. This enlightening presentation is a true intersection of art and American history and challenges you to think about women’s representation from both a historic and an artistic perspective. 

Victoria’s presentation will be followed by questions and answers from our audience. Our special guest speaker will be Norelys Consuegra, the Deputy Director of Elections for the State of RI, who will offer voter information and answer your questions.

This event will take place via Zoom.  You can download Zoom for free.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 

APRIL

Share Gratitude. Share Joy. Share Art!

Ongoing Virtual Event

Calling All Kids! Let’s Say “Thank You!”

The Warwick Center for the Arts thanks all Rhode Island frontline workers for their immense efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID19). Doctors, nurses, technicians, EMTs, first responders and other staff have truly risen to the occasion to protect and treat our most vulnerable population.

These workers, along with store clerks, teachers, delivery personnel and countless other unsung heroes, are helping keep the wheels moving with creativity, innovation and positive attitude.

Send a WCFA Thank You!

  1. Print this template
  2. Add your own drawing or message
  3. Mail your personalized Thank You to the organization of your choice
  4. Take a photo and share it with us on Facebook

All you need is an 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper or card stock, and your choice and color of pencil, marker, crayon, pastel or paint.

In addition to our healthcare workers, you may also want to thank firefighters, police, grocery store workers, delivery people or anyone else who brightens your day! There are many, many organizations that deserve our gratitude; and the below list is just a small sample to get you started.

Kent Hospital
455 Tollgate Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Miriam Hospital
164 Summit Ave
Providence, RI 02906

Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903

South County Hospital
100 Kenyon Ave
Wakefield, RI 02879

Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Warwick Fire Department
111 Veterans Memorial Drive
Warwick, RI 02886

Warwick Police Department
99 Veterans Memorial Drive
Warwick, RI 02886

 

MARCH

Photo Credit: "Alice Paul, woman's rights activist and suffragist" by Victoria Guerina

Abiding Courage Exhibition

March 4 - April 9, 2020

Opening Reception Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6-8pm -- FREE and open to the public

Join us at the opening reception for Abiding Courage, an exhibition celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment. 

One hundred years ago the US Constitution was amended to ensure individual states could no longer deny women their right to vote. The long struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment brought forward thousands of heroic women who stood up for the first time to demand their rights. 

The goal of this exhibition is to bring together history and contemporary artwork to inspire viewers to think critically about the right to vote and to encourage participation in our democracy. This exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media and individual styles, and will be juried by Jonny Skye, of Skye Gallery, Providence RI. 

This exhibit is also part of the  Shall Not Be Denied initiative -- helping to enrich our understanding of this pivotal moment in our nation's history.

Awards will be announced at the reception. Our special guest speaker will be announced soon.

Join us in our national Call for Art and follow our Facebook activities!

Useful References for Abiding Courage

Image Credit:  Kelly McCullough

Portrait Painting Demo

With Kelly McCullough and Senator Erin Lynch Prata

Sunday, March 8, 2020 1-3:30pm

Cost: $15 Non-Members, $12 Members

Artists have always played an important role in the fostering of civic engagement. Acting as both chroniclers of historic events and drivers of change, artists help us to see the world through a different lens. Keeping with this tradition, The Warwick Center for the Arts would like to invite you to a very special event as part of our Abiding Courage Exhibition. Classically trained portrait painter Kelly McCullough will join us for a portrait painting demonstration, with Senator Erin Lynch Prata as her model. Kelly has studied oil painting in both the United States and Italy, including the famed Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, where she studied portrait painting in the style of the European masters. Kelly’s work is currently on exhibit at the Providence Art Club. Senator Erin Lynch Prata (District 31, Warwick, Cranston) was born and raised in Warwick, RI and has been a member of our State Senate since 2008. She is a supporter of the arts and of our community at WCFA.

Register online. Bring your sketchbook and draw along with the demonstration. Please bring only a ‘lap size’ set up as space may be limited. Your registration fees will directly support our educational programs with local schools.

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Bring Your Own Improv

Bring Your Own Improv Comedy Show

Fridays, 7pm and 9pm

BYOI shows are every Friday night.

Check Exhibits/Events > On Stage for all the details and even discounts on tickets.

Visions

Rent Space for Your Private Event

We'll soon be posting the 2020 dates that are already reserved. 

Call us if you'd like to book your date!

During rental events, our main gallery is closed to the public. Check WCFA Facebook to see if we're open during normal gallery hours on those dates. Learn more about renting our gallery and classroom.

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