The South County Art Association, located in the historic Helme House in the village of Kingston, Rhode Island, has been exhibiting art since 1927. Visit them online at www.southcountyart.org.
The Alliance of Artists Communities is based in Providence, Rhode Island. The mission of the Alliance is to contribute to America’s cultural vitality by supporting diverse artist residency programs and advocating for creative environments that advance the endeavors of artists. If you’ve ever been moved by music, captivated by a piece of art, inspired by a book, enthralled by a performance, or swept away by a movie, you’ve probably benefited from the existence of an artist residency program. Please visit the Alliance online at www.artistcommunities.org and support the important work they do.
AS220, the leading avante garde visual arts venue in Providence, Rhode Island, is located at 115 Empire Street in downtown Providence. Gallery hours are noon to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday, noon to 4:00 PM on Saturday, and by appointment. You can visit them on the web at www.as220.org, or call (401) 831-9327.
Firehouse 13 is a forward thinking urban arts project and venue established in an old firehouse in Providence, Rhode Island. The staff of Firehouse 13 is dedicated to sheltering exciting, innovative, and contemporary creative works. Firehouse 13 is located at 41 Central Street in Providence. You can reach them at (401) 270-1801, or visit them online at www.firehouse13.org.
The Newport Art Museum is located in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island, at 76 Bellevue Avenue. NAM collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality, with an emphasis on the rich artistic heritage of Newport, the State of Rhode Island, and southeastern New England. For more information, click on www.newportartmuseum.org.
The Courthouse Center for the Arts is housed in the old Washington County Courthouse in West Kingston, Rhode Island. This historic stone building is now a vibrant center for the visual and performing arts in southern Rhode Island. The CCA mounts gallery exhibits, shows independent films, hosts dances and musical performances, sponsors a variety of cultural trips, and offers summer art camps and adult art classes throughout the year. You can find them on the web at www.courthousearts.org.
The Wickford Art Association is located at 36 Beach Street in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Gallery hours are 11:00 to 3:00 on Tuesday through Saturday, and 12:00 to 3:00 on Sunday. You can reach the WAA gallery at (401) 294-6840, or at www.wickfordart.org.
Smith is on the board of Sandywoods Farm, Inc., a Rhode Island nonprofit corporation, and serves as the organization's Vice President. Sandywoods Farm is a unique affordable housing community located in Tiverton, Rhode Island. This planned community will combine farming activities with housing for working artists and their families, and will also feature art studios, gallery space for exhibitions, open space, and a farmer's market. The project is environmentally friendly and will include a wind turbine and solar water heating. For more information about Sandywoods Farm, please visit www.sandywoodsfarm.org.
If you are looking for a religious community that gathers around the teachings of Jesus Christ and strives to live out those truths in the modern world, or are searching for ways to bring peace through justice, then the Peace Dale Congregational Church may be the place for you. The PDCC is located at 261 Columbia Street in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. Please visit the church's website at www.peacedalechurch.org, or call (401) 789-7313. Click on http://www.ucc.org/news/significant-speeches/a-pastoral-letter-on-the-iraq.html to read the text of "A Pastoral Letter on the Iraq War" endorsed by the United Church of Christ.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Since its founding in 1935, AA has helped millions of recovering alcoholics around the world restore some measure of peace and serenity in their lives. It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 AA groups and over 2,000,000 members in 150 countries. For more information, visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.