(and still be home in time for the game)

photo credit: Jori Ketten

Community MusicWorks is coming to Bristol to play a free concert – a string ensemble with piano – at the RWU Performing Arts Center on Superbowl Sunday, February 6th at 2 pm.  Roger Williams University will host the special performance by the Community MusicWorks Players together with guest artist Sang Woo Kang, D.M.A. on piano.  The program will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré and Franz Schubert.

Community MusicWorks, a community-based organization, provides free after-school education and performance programs designed to build meaningful relationships between professional musicians, children and families in urban neighborhoods of Providence, R.I.  The CMW Players, built around the permanent residency of the Providence String Quartet and ten professional resident musicians, lead more than 100 neighborhood children in weekly lessons, educational workshops and performances throughout the year. 

The concert is presented by Roger Williams University’s Alive! Arts Series, created to support performing arts within the greater RWU community through a succession of free performances by nationally-known artists.

The RWU Performing Arts Center is located on the University’s Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made through the Theatre Box Office at (401) 254-3626.

This weekend is also your last chance to see the exhibition of award-winning artwork made by Rhode Island students, including eleven local art students from MHHS and KMS who won RI State Scholastic Gold Key and Silver Key awards this year.  Their work is part of the exhibition co-hosted by the Rhode Island Art Education Association at Salve Regina University’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery through Sunday, February 6th (the gallery is open Sunday from 2pm to 4 pm).  Students whose work won Gold Key awards will go on to compete in the regional competition in New York.  Learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards on the website for The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

“The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  The Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.  Across the country, more than 165,000 works will be reviewed by panels of arts professionals.  More than 50,000 students will earn Honorable Mention, Silver Keys and Gold Keys in the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2011.  Works designated as Gold Keys will be forwarded for national-level review in February 2011.”

Congratulations to our local young artists on your fine achievement, and please keep making art!

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