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Group Art Exhibit
April 14-May 21
A meet-the-artist opening reception takes place on Thursday April 14th
from 5:00-6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

FIGMENTS OF THE IMAGINATION features paintings as well as photography, drawings, digital and three-dimensional art. Thirteen artists are participating resulting in an eclectic presentation of styles. Figments of the Imagination, the title/theme of the show served to prompt the artists to venture out in new directions. Moving away from the representational, this show puts the viewer in uncharted territory squarely inside the minds of the artists. Sometimes funny, sometimes strange and undoubtedly beautiful this is not one to miss.

The exhibitors are Catherine Cetta, Betsy Payne Cook, Daniel Crowley, Joseph Fattori, Chris O’Dell Ferguson, Carol Flax, Chad Haynes, Ric Haynes, Gunjan Laborde, Kevin Ledwell, Jessie Nickerson, Amy Rice and Candice Ronesi.

"Early Circus” - acrylic collage - Ric Haynes

"Tree With Dress" - digital illustration - Joseph Fattori

"Renewal" - acrylic - Amy Rice

"Thinking About It" - acrylic - Catherine Cetta

"A VERY Windy Day" - acrylic - Candice Ronesi

"Moonlight Guitar" - acrylic/wire/wood - Daniel Crowley


An Animal Themed Benefit Art Show
by Nancy Minnigerode
May 26-July 2nd

A meet-the-artist opening reception and presentation by Mills River Rescue Animal Sanctuary takes place on Thursday, May 26th from 5:00-6:30. The event is free and open to the public.

ANIMAL ATTRACTION features paintings, drawings and pastels from local award winning artist and illustrator Nancy Minnigerode with animals taking center stage in every composition. When asked what she wants the audience to know Nancy said: “Animals have always been “it” for me. From frogs and salamanders to horses and farm animals, from guinea pigs and squirrels to goats and wild fauna, I love them all! I want to share some of my favorites!”

As a veterinary technician for many years Nancy developed a real love of animals. She has a degree in Visual Arts and completed a course of study in Natural Science Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design in 2011.

The artist is donating a portion of all sales from the exhibit to benefit Mills River Rescue Animal Sanctuary located in Marstons Mills. They are a non-profit organization dedicated finding forever homes for horses and ponies in need.


September 7:34pm, acrylic by Amy Rice

Air and Water by Jessie Nickerson

Beach Roses. Acrylic by Candice Ronesi

Fused glass dish by Loretta Garrison

Acrylic abstract by Arthur Tsicoulias

Between Season. Oil by Nancy Minnigerode

Handmade frameable card by Sue Dahling Sullivan

Danger. Collage by Ric Haynes

Fire in the Sky. Paper mosaic by Carol Flax

Flower paper bowl by Lisa Horton

Gift of Joy. Mixed media by James Musto

Gone Tomatoes. Oil by Cynthia Cruz

Nocturnal, by Kelly Ferguson

Red Umbrella. Fresco by Richard Pawlak

Silk and beaded cuff by Ann Dickinson Wright

A Song of Reverence, by Chris O’Dell Ferguson

Where Will We Go. Pastel by Betsy Payne Cook

Hand marbled journals by Miki Lovett

Blown glass by Spenser Lariviere Werner

Jewelry Boxes by Loretta Garrison
These elegant stained glass jewelry boxes are handmade by artist Loretta Garrison. Each one is one of a kind!