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What Cheer Flower Festival 2019

You're invited to What Cheer Flower Farm's annual benefit outside at the Farm, featuring:

  • Food, drink, live music 

  • An Art Show 

  • Flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers and more flowers 

Gallery Night Patrons who are on our Trolley Tours will get into the Flower Festival for FREE!

For anyone coming not on the trolleys; Tickets start at $20 at the door -- or just $10 on their website…

More Festival Details:

If you love flowers, you'll adore our giant 18' floral wall (hello, photo-op!) plus glorious floral displays from top RI designers, including:

  • Blooming Blossoms

  • Flowers by Semia

  • Island Boy

  • Petal Gypsy

  • Robin Hollow Farm

  • Sarah Haile

  • Studio Choo East in partnership with Little State Flower Co. 

If you love art, you'll enjoy our Art Show Tent featuring exclusive new paintings and glorious photographs of flowers created by local artists in the Farm's fields this summer. (In fact, the art exhibit you'll see has been chosen as an official stop for Gallery Night Providence!)

Plus, at the Festival you will tour our flower fields and high tunnels, sip bubbly drinks, nibble on treats from top Providence chefs and enjoy live music under the stars. 

Casual Attire & Accessibility

We're flower farmers, not fashion models. The Festival is being held outside on land that includes soil, gravel and asphalt. We suggest casual attire and low heels. Yes, we will have plenty of seating under canopy tents as well as port-o-potties. The space is wheelchair accessible. 

Parking Notes

The Festival entry will be at 48 Plainfield St, at the parking lot of the central Olneyville Family Dollar, across the street from Fete Music Hall. (It sounds prosaic, but our decorating committee will make it magical for you.) 

There's also free on-street parking and the parking lot at Fete Music Hall will be available. If you live in Providence, consider taking a Lyft or Uber, or taking a RIPTA bus to Olneyville Center. If you live on the West Side or in Silverlake or Olneyville, consider walking. 

In Case of Rain

In case of dramatically inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to Fete Music Hall, which is literally across the street from the outdoor Festival entrance. So, date, parking, hours, etc will remain the same.  

Charitable Purpose

Thanks to your generosity, the Farm grows and gives away 30,000 flowers per year to hospitals, recovery centers, hospices, shelters and other vulnerable populations across Rhode Island... because like you, we believe everybody deserves a bouquet. 

The Farm is a 501c3 charity, so your tickets may be tax deductible. :-)

Special Thank you and See You Soon to Lola Rael

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Lola is the young woman with red hair

Lola Rael has been an intern with Gallery Night for the past 18 months. She came to us when she was half way through her junior year at School One. Her maturity, insightfulness and eagerness to participate has helped Gallery Night grow stronger and more diverse. She is reliable, with good follow through. She stepped up the organizations data collection and analytics. We are forever grateful and we wish her joy and excitement as she begins the next part of her life in NYC at The New School. Learn great things and bring them back to share. You will always be part of the Gallery Night family.

Church Beyond the Walls: June Gallery Night 1-Time Stop

June Gallery night Press Release from CBTW:

“At Church Beyond the Walls, we believe that images have power. Most visual images of Christ, even in faith communities comprised of people of color, showcase a white Jesus. This is biblically incorrect. Jesus was a Middle Eastern Jew, and so he likely would not have had blond hair and blue eyes, but rather brown skin and dark hair and eyes. His mother Mary was also a Middle Eastern Jew, and would have had features that reflected that reality. But in most of our communities of faith we are surrounded by images of a white Jesus. We want to give new face to the church in order to reflect the diverse faces of its followers around the world.

In response, we want you to submit your non-white image of Jesus or Mary. Artworks can aim to show Jesus or Mary as they would have really appeared in history or how they appear to you — of all races, ethnicities, appearances.”

More information at http://churchbeyondthewalls.org/?p=5819 

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Opening Reception of Graphic Design: Konkuk University

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FROM THE FACEBOOK POSTING;

Graphic Design: Konkuk University
Dates: 1/24 – 2/15
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24th
Bannister Gallery hours: M- F 12-8pm
Website: www.ric.edu/bannister

Facilitated by Rhode Island College Graphic Design Professor Heemong Kim, Graphic Design: Konkuk University features selected works from graduating students studying at Konkuk University in South Korea. The university’s objective is to develop creative designers aware of their social responsibilities through an understanding of humanity, society, technology, philosophy and culture.

Admission is always free. Refreshments will be provided.