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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.



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.


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

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