Langworthy Library Art Series


Photo by Marylou Butler

Featuring the artwork of
Rick Devin

Visit the imaginative world of painter and sculptor Rick Devin. His work will be on view at the library through June 14th.

Opening Friday May 2, 2014 5-7 pm
Langworthy Public Library, Hope Valley, RI

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Spring Bull Show


HopArts Artists at Spring Bull Gallery
Spring Bull Gallery
May 3 – 31, 2014
Opening Reception
 Saturday, May 3, 2014, 5-7 pm

This exhibition showcases the works of: Patricia Arrow, Nina Briggs, Madeline Beaudry, John Buscaglia, Jon Campbell, Rick Devin, Beth Drainville, Steve Drainville, Kevin Dwyer, Leah Grear, Karen Hamre, Jan Hannah, Richard Heines, Jay Lacouture, Jude Larzelere, Margarita, Jan Goodland Metz, Jeffrey K. Metz, Deborah Spears Moorehead, Carol Schmedinghoff, Susan Shaw, Laura Travis, and Wendy Wahl.

This diverse group of exhibitors include painters, fiber artists, sculptors, potters, wood turners, and jewelers. They have come together to promote and support the visual arts and artists of the neighboring towns of Hopkinton and Richmond in Southern Rhode Island. You can explore their studios, meet the artists in their own environment, and view work in progress on a special HopArts Studio Trail weekend each fall. Now is the time to get to know these extraordinary artists in one setting before marking your fall calendar to explore their individual studios for the 9th Annual HopArts Studio Trail, happening this year on October 18 and 19th, 2014.

The gallery will be open until 8 pm. on Thursday, May 8 for Gallery Night in Newport. Spring Bull Gallery is located at 55 Bellevue Ave. in Newport, RI, and is wheelchair friendly. This exhibit  is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 12 to 5 pm. daily. For additional information on this exhibition, future gallery events or member artists, please call the gallery at 401-849-9166, or visit the gallery online at

Langworthy Library Art Series

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Award winning painter, illustrator and colorist.

Opening Friday, March 7, 2014, 5 to 7 pm

Show runs from March 7 to April 12, 2014
Langworthy Public Library
24 Spring Street, Hope Valley, RI
Library hours, 10 am to 2 pm

fantastic-umbrella-factory-webOn March 15 and 22, Beth will demonstrate her painting technique.

An artist’s talk and presentation will be held on April 2 at 7 pm.

For more information call: 401-539-2851, or visit the Library website.

Westerly Public Library


Kevin Dwyer

Kevin Dwyer and Catherine Radix Mansell

Recent Works
Hoxie Gallery
Westerly Public Library
44 Broad St, Westerly, RI
March 5 to 28, 2014

Opening reception Wednesday, March 5, 5 to 7:30 pm

For more information call: 401-596-2877, or visit the Library website.


Catherine Radix Mansell

Mentors and Students


Mentors and Students
Spring Bull Gallery
Newport, Rhode Island 

March 1 – 31, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, March 1, from 5 – 7 pm.

A mentor is defined as an advisor, master, guide, preceptor. A student is a person who studies, investigates or examines thoughtfully. Six award winning mentors: Gail Armstrong, Charlene Capazano, Jane Austin, Kendra Ferreira, Felicia Touhey, and Susan Shaw share their love of art and their skill of technique with their students. The students take this love and skill and make it their own. In this March exhibition students and mentors will display their work in clay, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, Chinese brush painting, and fiber side by side. Many of the students are accomplished artists in their own right.

The students featured are: Elizabeth Wagner, Christine Witkos, Maggie Ramey, Sherry Italiano, Suzann Andrews, Jane Berriman, Mary Jennings, Akiko Omori, Laurence Lavagne, Lara Pilla, Susan Wermuth, Norma Burnell, Carol Normandin, Adrienne Ranelli, Rayne Baer, Marisol Lagares, Libby Gilpatric, Cheery Hall, Maureen Cunningham, Patty MacLeish, Jan Goldstein, Elizabeth Sullivan, Brenda Langlais, Craig Masten, Marie Fontaine, Nina Ackmann, Sheila Turner, Diane Crane, Madeline Beaudry, Phil McAllister, Deborah Grant, Sharlie Sudduth, Ara Sadanientz, Michael Manni, and Jean Patiky.

The show runs March 1 – 31, 2014. On Thursday, March 13, the gallery will be open until 8 pm for Gallery Night in Newport.

Spring Bull Gallery is located at 55 Bellvue Avenue in Newport. It is wheelchair accessible and free to the public. Gallery hours are Noon to 5 pm, Monday – Sunday. For additional information on this exhibition and future gallery events or member artists, please call the gallery 401.849.9155, or visit

Providence Art Club Show

January 26 through February 7, 2014
Opening reception Sunday, January 26th, 2-4 pm.


Beach Path

Susan Shaw, artist working in watercolor, oils and porcelain, invites you to attend the opening reception of her artworks at the Providence Art Club on Sunday, January 26th, 2-4 pm. Susan Shaw, and co-exhibitors Craig Masten and Gail Armstrong have been travelling and painting together on location for several years in places including the northern Berkshires, Block Island, and Monhegan Island. The exhibit, entitled, “Something to Remind You”, incorporates works that trigger a sense of place you may have visited, someplace you might like to be, or may visit by visual experience with the image.


Circular Logic

“Most of the oils and some of my watercolors in this exhibit were painted on location. Painting plein air, as it is popularly called these days, is one way to get a perspective on where you dwell on this globe of swirling imagery. The sun does not slow its movement as it passes by my easel. It is this chase of light in the landscape that I glory in. You never quite catch it, but you keep trying.” – Susan Shaw