WARWICK, RI – This March, Warwick Center for the Arts will bring a piece of Ireland to the region with three unique arts and cultural experiences, celebrating the recent news that Norweigian are is offering low cost flights to the island.
Journeys: March 8
On March 8, WCFA opens its newest exhibit Journeys: A Travelers Perspective. Journeys will feature pieces from Irish painter Yvonne King and local artists who capture moments in time from around the globe. Images reflecting landscapes, scenery, and culture will transport visitors without leaving Rhode Island.
This exhibit, sponsored in part by the City of Warwick, Department of Tourism, Culture, and Development and the Ireland West International Trade Centre, commemorates the grand opening of the new Irish West International Trade Centre in Rhode Island.
The opening reception for Journeys will be held March 9 at Warwick Center for the Arts from 6-8 pm. Come meet the artists and enjoy the artwork.
Journeys: A Travelers Perspective will run through March 31. Please visit www.warwickcfa.org for gallery viewing hours.
Irish Step Dancers: March 9
On Thursday, March 9 at 6:45 pm, as part of the opening reception for Journeys: A Traveler’s Perspective, WCFA is proud to welcome Irish Step Dancers from Damhsa Irish Dance Studio in Warwick.
“We are thrilled to be performing for an organization whose core mission is to unite the community through the arts. As we celebrate a month filled with all forms of art associated with the Irish Culture we are proud to showcase our contribution,” said Gráinne Conley and Colleen Beirne, Owners of Damhsa Irish Dance Studio.
On Saturday, March 18, WCFA welcomes local author Heather Rigney for a night of history and lore around Irish immigration, heritage, and culture.
Rigney will discuss the inspiration for her popular series The Merrow Trilogy. Hear about the stories, her process, and inspiration for these dark historical fantasy novels which suggest that a mermaid sparked the burning of the HMS Gaspee.
Books will be available for purchase and autograph. Advanced registration is recommended for this event. Admission is $10 for non WCFA members, $5 for WCFA members. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Call 401-737-0010 to reserve your seat or www.warwickcfa.org for more information. All proceeds from this event will support WCFA arts programming with youth and seniors.
As Warwick’s largest non-profit arts organization and the area’s cultural center since 1976, the Warwick Center for the Arts provides a performance and exhibition space for the most talented artists, writers and performers in Rhode Island and is host of a wide array of cultural and artistic activities including comedy, theater, music, poetry and literature as well as monthly visual arts exhibitions.
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