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Outside the Box In Warren, The Avenue Concept transforms electrical boxes into works of art By Robert Isenberg

The outdoor electrical box is no beauty. Bulky, rectangular, and usually gray, the electrical box squats outside of large buildings, ignored by everyone who passes. All those blank surfaces beg for some decoration – and thanks to The Avenue Concept, the public

The Collaborative art space. In Providence, The Avenue Concept has developed public art for 25 electrical boxes so far, but these are the first to exist in Warren. “We’re excited to embark on this partnership to bring more public art

arts organization based in Providence, two such boxes in Warren have received an attractive makeover. The boxes are both painted yellow and bear illustrations of maritime icons: paddles, oyster shells, seaweed, and rigging. They were created by two local artists: William Schaff, who frequently designs the covers of music albums, and Adam Tracy, a founding member of

to the Town of Warren,” says Yarrow Thorne, founder and artistic director of The Avenue Concept. “Our mission is to create art projects that have an impact on the community and tell local stories. These first two installments of the electrical box project reflect the thriving arts community here in Warren. We look forward to expanding this partnership.” So, keep an eye out. There’s more to come. TheAvenueConcept.org

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Go for the Fences Common Fence Music keeps folk front and center in Portsmouth By Ken Abrams

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Pawtucket-based folk musician John Faraone

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The folks at Common Fence Music (CFM) are in the midst of a busy season. The Portsmouth arts organization, located in their newly renovated space in Common Fence Point, presents concerts throughout the year, from national acts to well-known local singer-songwriters. The organization was founded in 1993 as a nonprofit arts program dedicated to bringing quality folk music to Aquidneck Island. Since then, CFM has established itself as a leading music venue in the state, attracting audiences from all over New England. Artistic Director Erin Young expanded the series to Hope & Main in Warren and the Casino Theatre in Newport a couple of years ago. There’s an eclectic range of performers as Young explains in a recent interview. “I want to balance the number of national and international touring artists

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with the number of lesser-known or local acts we present, as well as the number of female and male artists,” says Young. “Pushing the boundaries of what is considered ‘folk music’ is something that is also important. For me, folk music is any music that is created, practiced, and performed by everyday people for other everyday people.” She adds, “There are many folk music traditions that have been established in this country and all over the world. Some have been integral to cultures for centuries, others are more recent, but all are folk and should be represented.” This spring, CFM presents a pair of themed shows, including a tribute to Irish and American musical heritage, the “Traditions Festival” on March 7, featuring Irish concertina

player Brenda Castles, Boston singer-songwriter/fiddler Liz Hanley, and Warren-based roots band Atwater-Donnelly Trio. On March 28, the annual “Love + Harmony” benefit concert returns with Bank of Ireland, Haunt the House, Emerald Ray, and others. The season continues through May 2020. In addition to the concert series, CFM provides unique educational programs. Several times a year, featured performing artists lead pre-show workshops and demonstrations, plus two free Community Barn Dances. The “Connecting the Beats” program brings educational workshops showcasing percussion and dance of the African diaspora to youth in Newport County. For more information, visit CommonFenceMusic.org, and to volunteer, email cfmboardri@gmail.com.

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It seems everywhere you look today, “plantbased” is the new buzzword. You see it at Dunkin’ Donuts, on the Golden Globes menu, and in the meat aisle at your local grocery store. Though sales of plant-based foods grew by more than 11 percent in 2019 according to the Plant-Based Foods Association, many of these foods are processed

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Six years ago, Bristol artist Rogeria Christmas received a phone call asking if she would give painting lessons to a middle school student. The former elementary and junior high teacher had spent 20 years teaching various subjects, but never art. She agreed, and has been instructing students to thrive both with a brush and beyond the easel ever since. Rogeria’s work has appeared at the Bristol Art Museum and in the form of murals on the cafeteria

wall of Guiteras Elementary School, Rosemary’s School of Dance in Warren, and Bristol Parks & Recreation’s Kula Yoga Studio. While Rogeria received her bachelor’s in Literature and Languages at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in her native Brazil, she has taken courses at MassArt and RISD. Today, she teaches adults and young people ages eight to late teens in oil painting and drawing, and offers insight into her art, her story, and her homeland.

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DISCOVERING COLOR: I was always drawing from a very young age. I grew up on a farm and used only black pencil, charcoal from the stove, or red tile, which is used for roofs. I was seven years old when my oldest brother, who had moved away, brought home a box of six colored pencils. I had never seen a colored pencil before. FAVORITE VIEW: I think everything [in the East Bay] is beautiful, but what intrigues me as an artist is people and their everyday lives. When I walk by houses next to each other, I wonder who lives there, why is the light on or off, why is the mailbox painted that color? It tells me something about their everyday life. BEHIND THE MURAL: Walter Burke (retired Bristol Parks & Rec Director) showed me the yoga studio and wanted to make it more soothing. I come from the most mountainous part of Brazil, so the green hills along with elements from Asia with the bridges. I think it took about 40 hours. I generally paint for three hours and take a break. OILS VS. WATERCOLORS: I am an oil person. It’s a flexible medium. You can begin painting and continue the next day. It is durable, it’s for life. I think the result is beautiful. BEGINNER’S TIP: Paint or draw every day. Young people are less critical of their work. Learning to draw and paint helps with math, abstraction, concentration, and to appreciate art. PERSONAL FULFILLMENT: I love to paint but my greatest pleasure is now teaching. What I have heard from parents has been very emotional for me. A parent recently told me “You have helped our son in more ways than art. We cannot thank you enough.” This for me makes my year. MISSING BRAZIL: I miss the joy of the everyday style of life, to have time to have fun. Friendship is very important in the Brazilian culture, more important than making money.

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Rug Hooking Shop & Classes We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it! What it is: A fiber arts studio specializing in the art of rug hooking, you will find all the supplies, kits, wool, and tools you need to hook your own rug, as well as cozy pillows and home decor with punchy wool designs. Don’t be intimidated if you’re new to textiles – the kits are perfect for beginners, and studio owner Haley Perry is eager to help you get started! Where to find it: Housed among other artists’ studios in Cutler Mills, find Loop by Loop Studio at the top of the stairs on the second floor when you come through the tower entrance. You can visit on Wednesdays or by appointment.

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What makes it a Rhody Gem? Rug hooking is something of an underappreciated art form, despite how easy and relaxing it is to pick up – made even easier (and fun!) thanks to Haley’s instruction in classes for both kids and adults. Liz and Kristin of neighboring fiber arts biz Meraki Studio agree that “Hayley of Loop by Loop Studio not only has a gift for her family craft of rug hooking, but she has curated one of the most extensive wool collections around.” Take a few minutes to learn the basic stitch and you’ll be hooked!

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MUSIC GALACTIC THEATRE March 7: My Mother, Beauquet, Seatbelt, and John Faraone. 440 Main Street, Warren. GalacticTheatre.com SANDYWOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS March 7: Magnolia Cajun Dance. March 14: Songwriters Showcase. March 21: Fellswater. 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. SandywoodsMusic.com

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STONE CHURCH COFFEEHOUSE March 28: Railroad House. 300 High Street, Bristol. StoneChurchCoffeehouse.Weebly.com TIVERTON CASINO March 6: Gary & Roger. March 7: Brian Joseph Duo. March 13: Vanessa & Dave. March 14: Mark T. Small. March 20: The Concept. March 21:

Marvin Perry Duo. March 27: Roland Lemonde. March 28: Poof & The Butterfly. 777 Tiverton Casino Boulevard, Tiverton. TwinRiverTiverton.com

COMEDY COMEDY CONNECTION March 5-7: Langston Kerman. March 8: D-R Marching Band Comedy Event. March 12: Frank Santos Jr. March 13-14: Bobcat Goldthwait. March 19: Lev Fer. March 20-21: Ray Harrington. March 26-28: Dusty Slay. 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence. RIComedyConnection.com

ART BRISTOL ART MUSEUM Through April 5: Praxis: Abstraction; 4 Strategies Exhibition. 525 Hope Street, Bristol. BristolArtMuseum.org

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FOUR CORNERS ARTS CENTER March 1: Classical Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto. 3852 Main Road, Tiverton. TivertonFourCorners.com


IMAGO GALLERY Through March 15: Featured Artist Mike Somers Exhibition. March 19-April 26: Featured Artist Mercedes Nuñez Exhibition. 36 Market Street, Warren. ImagoFoundation4Art.org

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HandsWhere to get schooled in printmaking, painting, pottery, and more in the East Bay

The East Bay is an epicenter for art, as much as – or even more so – than the Creative Capital. But beyond just galleries, studios, and museums to visit, you can get in on the fun yourself through the plethora of classes offered by local artists and makers. Here are some to get you started.

Bristol Art Museum

The Collaborative

Four Corners Arts Center

You’re probably familiar with Bristol Art Museum’s exhibits, but did you know you can also make your own art there? BAM features a large classroom supporting an equally large roster of creative courses: painting in acrylic, watercolor, and oils; working with clay and ceramics; and drawing in colored pencil. They also offer kids camps, and one- to two-day specialty workshops, to name a few. These are peppered with lectures from artists and curators, live art demos, concerts by Roger Williams University, and even an Art Lovers Book Club. 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol. BristolArtMuseum.org

The Collaborative is a lynchpin in the East Bay arts community. They’re a gallery and retail space for local artists, host spoken word and music performances like the Warren Folks Festival, and, most recently, developed the Warren Arts Academy, which offers free – yes, free, thanks to generous funding – classes to the public. The Academy was born from the desire to “be more than just an art gallery,” says Executive Director Uriah Donnelly, “and to continue to create art education opportunities, especially for young artists,” so they’ve partnered with Makers RI over the April school break. “Classes for kids are important to continue the arts education that they may, or may not, be getting in school,” explains Donnelly, while their adult programs let busy grownups learn a new skill – or expand one they already have – in a single afternoon or evening. 498 Main Street, Warren. TheCollaborative02885.org

Nestled inside a historic 19th century home is Four Corners Arts Center, the heart of Tiverton’s arts community. Amongst the exhibits, concerts, outdoor dance, sculpture, theater, and events, discover a full schedule of classes for kids and adults. Learn new skills from local artists like stop motion animation, faux glass sculpture, or zodiac constellation art. “Amazing things happen when creative minds gather,” begins arts administrator Desiree Brunton, “so we also offer collaborative workspace for art projects, marketing promotion, and other resources to the arts community.” 3852 Main Road, Tiverton. FourCornersArts.org

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Tillinghast Place

Lynne DeBeer, lifelong creative, lives and breathes both art and teaching, and it manifests in her art school Inside/Out Studio & Workshops. Sign kiddos up for afterschool art classes to learn drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, bookmaking, and printmaking, plus explore color and famous artists. For curious and crafty adults, DeBeer also hosts painting and drawing basics and open studio sessions with a live model. 235 High Street, 2nd floor, Bristol. InsideOutStudioWorkshop.com

In 2003, a small group of artists formed the Portsmouth Arts Guild, which not only offers exhibit opportunities, but also education. Today, members from the local arts community teach inside the rented parish house attached to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which doubles as a gallery. Aside from spring sessions in sculptural assemblage, collage, drawing, and painting techniques, the Guild offers unique lessons in alcohol ink, mandala making, and instruction on how to mimic a famous artist’s methods. Open studio hours are available for members and non-members to work and learn together. 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth. PortsmouthArts.org

It’s hard to believe that this idyllic waterfront property is connected to the bustling RISD campus in downtown Providence. Tillinghast Farm was built in 1820 and RISD obtained land rights in 1948; for 72 years it’s been a part of both the RISD and East Bay community – though many locals might not realize it’s so close. “It’s a beautiful place for art making,” says John Murphy, associate director of marketing for RISD Continuing Education. Find spring courses in drawing, experimental landscape with mixed media, landscape photography, and a weeklong camp for kids exploring painting, sculpture, photography, and costume-making. Another difference between the two campuses? “Parking,” says Murphy with a chuckle. 231 Nayatt Road, Barrington. Info.RISD.edu/ Tillinghast-Place

Give pottery a Spin

Mudstone Studios Mudstone Studios has come a long way in 13 years. “Back then, we only had a kiln, two tables, and a couple of poor excuses for potter’s wheels,” remembers owner Ellen Blomgren with a laugh. Today, the Cutler Mills ceramics studio has over 4,000 square feet of work space and plenty of equipment for novice and expert artists alike. Find classes in pottery, hand-building, and sculpting, plus specialized workshops in specific techniques, glazing, lighting, and more. Mudstone’s most popular class? “Beginner’s wheel-throwing with Ian Buchbinder on Wednesday nights – it fills every session!” 30 Cutler Street #129, Warren. MudstoneStudios.com

Weirdgirl Creations Pottery Studio Weirdgirl Creations Pottery Studio started 40 years ago as a handmade, funky gift, furniture, and pottery shop, until owner Meg Jones added the working studio a decade later. Today, find rows upon rows of shelves lined with blank ceramic projects and an equally impressive class list, running the gamut from clay handprints and pet paw impressions, to summer afternoon art camps for kids, to a private “try it” wheel throwing class and paint your own pottery. Register for a class or drop in to paint – though you might be overwhelmed by your options! 33 Kent Street, Barrington. WeirdgirlCreations.com


Ellen Blomgren, Mudstone Studios

Laura Travis Stone Carving

7 Suns Printmaking

You’ve heard of classes in painting, poetry, and pottery – but stone carving? Enter Laura Travis, a master carver who fell in love with the ancient art while visiting Ireland in the ‘80s. Since learning it herself, Travis has hosted workshops and classes in her Cutler Mills studio. Sign up for weekend-long workshops to get to feel what it’s like to hold a chisel, design around a piece of salvaged stone, and experiment with carving techniques. However, stone can be difficult to work with – so while no previous experience is required, patience certainly is! 30 Cutler Street #219A, Warren. LauraTravisCarving.com

Six years ago, when Doreen Lindenburg got her hands on a 2,000-pound genuine American printmaking press, she described it as the stars aligning. After the landlord at Cutler Mills forklifted the machine into her second-story studio, and a hired team assembled it, she could officially open 7 Suns. “Anyone can print,” says Lindenburg, who acquired her BFA in the ‘80s, “and I wanted to make printmaking available to the community.” She hosts classes in monotype, relief printing, and drypoint etching (her favorite) – which utilizes needles and plexiglas. 30 Cutler Street #204, Warren. 7SunsPrintmaking.com

I m m e rs e yo u rs e l f i n c l a s s e s o n p o t te r y, hand-building, s c u l p t i n g , a n d m o re at Mudstone Studios

Just for kids

Photography by Michael Cevoli

Makers RI

Island Art Spot

Shaving cream and slime are just two of the not-so-typical mediums you’ll find at Makers RI, the kids’ creative space focused on “process art” and “messy play” run by art educator Erin DeThomas. “I feel like the most important thing for kids to be doing when creating is developing who they are as an artist and gaining artistic confidence,” she explains, “so all my classes are essentially child-led, which enables kids to do just that!” Makers RI offers Design Your Own Dollhouse Camp, Mom + Me workshops, Painting Parties, and pop-ups in drawing, painting, and, of course, slime! 7 Child Street, Warren. MakersRI.com

Island Art Spot is owner Jennifer Gee’s “happy place” and it shows: turquoise floors, picture windows, a wall of inspirational quotes. “The best moment is when I have a table full of kids who are in the creative ‘zone,’ just painting and drawing and doing their thing,” says Gee. She describes her classes as “not instructional, but inspirational.” There’s weekly Messy Playdates, where parents can mingle while little ones play with sand, blocks, and Play-Doh; book readings followed by related art projects; day camps, guided drawings, and dollhouse workshops. “We’re a family art studio. It’s where we celebrate holidays and birthdays and all the days in between by coming together and creating.” Wyatt Square, 575 East Main Road, Middletown. IslandArtSpot.com

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Kristin Meranda

Liz Bessel

Beyond the Bolt Colleen and her mother Lisa McFarlin started with an art and sewing center in Portsmouth but saw an opportunity to break into a new market, so they moved to Bristol and expanded into retail. Today, fiber arts hub Beyond the Bolt sells modern fabrics, hosts open sew sessions, and offers private and group lessons, plus teaches classes in sewing, quilting, beading, weaving, and more in the renovated barbershop next door. “Some of our most popular classes are Quilt Block of the Month, Cork Zippered Box Pouch, and Reverse Glass Painting taught by Kim Belleavoine [from Kim’s Painted Glass],” says Colleen. “We are hoping to create a community that comes together to learn new skills, make new friends, and encourages and empowers one another.” 500 Metacom Avenue, Unit A, Bristol. BeyondTheBolt.com

Meraki Studio “It’s like a sewing gym,” posits Liz Bessel, co-owner of Meraki Studio along with Kristin Meranda, referring to their new membership program, which includes lockers to store craft supplies. This is just one exciting development since the fiber arts studio opened two years ago; they’ve also moved rooms, incorporated new classes, and invested in a massive longarm machine for quilting. Bessel lists the variety of courses offered in conjunction with quilting and knitting: silk scarf workshops, dressmaking, crotchet, macramé, Japanese stitching (with Allison Wilbur), bookbinding and junk journals (with Found & Flowered), and collage. Says Meranda, “We just want people to make things and love what they’re making!” 30 Cutler Street #101B, Warren. MerakiAtCutler.com

The Stitchery Traci Vaspol and Karen Katin met during the Great Rhody Yarn Crawl, where knitter Vaspol was an organizer and sewist Katin a vendor. Today, they share their respective skills at their fiber arts studio, The Stitchery; Katin oversees courses like wardrobe workshops and embroidery, while Vaspol hosts “Sock of the Season” club and knit garment how-tos. “It gives kids a chance to connect not over screens or sports,” says Katin. Vaspol adds that she’s glad to offer a chance for busy adults to meet new friends faceto-face. Sprinkled amid The Stitchery’s regular classes are special events, like the upcoming workshops in Brioche Knitting (March 15) and Pysanky eggs (April 5). While learning something new can be intimidating, both maintain the philosophy that mistakes – “happy accidents!” – are all part of the process. “Nothing has to be perfect,” they say, “it just has to be enjoyable!” 14 Potomac Road, Portsmouth. StitcheryRI.com

Photography by Michael Cevoli

Knit One, Quilt Too Knit One, Quilt Too is a fiber artist’s paradise: bolts of fabric, supplies, books and kits, yarn, patterns, and more in every color. Yvonne Weiss has owned the shop and hosted classes there for six and a half years, but recently expanded into a 900-squarefoot dedicated classroom. While knitting continues to be taught in the store, the new space is home to workshops in quilting, weaving, embroidery, and garment-making. “We also have a special program called Foster Forward, where we knit and quilt for teens in foster care,” adds Weiss, who, as a mom of five and a pediatrician, holds the cause close to her heart. Stay tuned for more kids programming and an online retail store. 10 Anoka Avenue, Barrington. KnitOneQuiltToo.com Photo by Erica Smith

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Tracy LeRoux Owner & Principal Broker

The Power of the Press When Tracy LeRoux launched an advertising agency in 1999 in Providence, she had no idea the importance real estate would play in her career. “I understood consumer behavior and was always good at selling,” she explains. Her advertising business took off right away and while she had a real estate license, it took a back seat to the agency for fifteen years. After she was featured on the cover of Adweek, featured in AdAge, named a “40 Under 40” in Providence Business News in 2005, and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, and numerous other trade publications, there was no time for real estate, or was there? Time to Sell Her decision to start LINK REAL ESTATE was remarkably easy. After spending ten

years running the very successful national ad agency, Tracy landed the Pulte Homes account. As one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, Pulte had grown rapidly and hired Tracy and her firm to help them grow even more. At the same time, Pulte was expanding in southern California, and Tracy had just given birth to her daughter and was in the middle of building her dream home in Barrington. However, in the middle of it all, Tracy and her whole family uprooted and relocated to California. “Moving her and her husband’s two businesses, an elderly dad, a baby, in-laws and figuring out what to do with a half-built home in Barrington was a challenge, to say the least,” she says. “We would be negotiating two commercial leases, places for all of us to live, and I thought it would be good for business to earn a California Real Estate license.” So in the middle of her moves that is just what she did.

Lemons into Lemonade Five years later and after selling her company, Tracy chose to relocate back to Barrington. She began teaching marketing part-time at Roger Williams University. In that role, she helped a friend, a local realtor, position and market a multi-million-dollar home that was not selling. Her work paid off and her friend sold the home for almost $5,000,000. A few weeks later, her friend bought her lunch to say thanks. “I was frustrated,” she admits, mainly at herself for “getting out of the game.” At that moment, Tracy realized the frustration she was feeling was her entrepreneurial spirit yearning for a new business opportunity on the East Coast. That transaction of helping her friend was the impetus for her to get her Rhode Island Broker’s license and start Link Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm located in Barrington. “We are all about working with extraordinary people and utilizing leading marketing technology to create win/ win deals for our clients.” Link Real Estate works both residential and smallcommercial clients and oversees each transaction personally. Last year alone, Tracy personally oversaw 27 real estate transactions including helping Brown Medicine procure 375 Wampanoag Trail in East Providence for $20.3 million, and guiding a first-time home buyer purchase land for $99,000 in Barrington. How can they work with such diverse clients? “We work with only a few clients at a time, so we can focus more closely on their needs,” says Tracy. Coffee Talk When it comes to growing the business, Tracy looks for “kindred spirits and nice people” she would like to sit and have coffee with. “We’re located above Starbucks, and coffee breaks are important,” she says. If you’re looking to buy or sell, Tracy is licensed in six states and would love the opportunity to help you reach your goals.

184 County Rd., 2nd Floor, Barrington. 401-289-2600 TheLinkAgencyUS.com

BLYTHE PENNA Owner, Ruffin’ Wranglers ®

RuffinWranglers.com 401-419-4318 Blythe@RuffinWranglers.com


Locations in Cranston, North Kingstown, Wakefield, Middletown, & Smithfield (opening Mid-March) TheColorHouse.com

RUFFIN’ WRANGLERS ® gives your pup more than just a leash walk – they give them an adventure! It starts when your dog is picked up and whisked away to a doggie oasis, the Ruffin’ Wranglers® Ranch in Rehoboth. The fenced-in doggie ranch is a private, pastoral setting: seven acres of grassy fields and trees, plenty of space for your dog to run, play, and make furry friends. “Socialization, exercise, and freedom are crucial to your pet’s health, happiness, and your sanity!” says owner Blythe Penna. Ruffin’ Wranglers® makes sure that all dogs that are accepted into the program are well socialized and immunized. RW provides it all: pick-up, drop-off, safe transport in one of their 10 SNIFF Mobiles,

which includes half or all day excursions. “The quality of life that our clients give their dogs is incredible,” Blythe says. “They have a better social life and exercise routine than most humans!” Ruffin’ Wranglers® is grateful to their loyal customer base, and Blythe points out that her team could have never accomplished what they have over the past 12 years without the support of clients – both human and canine. RW also has an incredible and dedicated team of wranglers. “We have 10 full-time wranglers including Austin Wright, Operations Manager and Colin Carlton, Wrangler and Marketing Manager. Being a wrangler is about much more than just playing with dogs, but they make it look that way!” says Blythe.

a group of about 25 dogs to romp with, and a beautiful ranch designed just for dogs! Since the start in 2007, the RW team has provided 226,000 excursions. First, there is a meet and greet, so they can get to know your dog’s personality and preferences. The “wranglers” handle the pick-up, dropoff, and supervise all the fun in-between,

“There is nothing like seeing pure joy in the eyes of a dog, and that is what we provide, joy…not bad for your daily gig!”

THE COLOR HOUSE, a paint and design retailer with four storefronts in Rhode Island, has recently earned state certification as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). To date, The Color House is the first and only RI paint and design retailer to hold the WBE certification. The Color House is a secondgeneration, family-owned paint and decorating business specializing in providing superior quality Benjamin Moore paints, stains, primers, and industrial coatings with the expert knowledge and advice that customers need to get their projects done right. In addition to paint, The Color House offers the largest selection of wallcovering in the state, along with window treatments and color consultations. Jean Hauser, President, inherited ownership of her husband’s family-run paint and wall covering business after he passed away in 2016. It marked a turning point – both for the company started in 1963, and for Jean herself. With four recently-renovated locations and a fifth

planned to open this spring, The Color House’s phenomenal growth continues under Jean’s leadership. “I believe in women supporting women – whether that means partnering together, promoting one another, or providing support and resources we need to be successful,” she says. “The WBE certification demonstrates how proud we are to be a woman-owned business. It is also a reflection of The Color House as an inclusive team that values and appreciates the diversity of every customer who walks through our door.” Jean is also leading the way for women in the traditionally male-dominated paint industry. Earlier this year, she became the first woman appointed committee chair of the AllPro® Corporation (AllProCorp. com), a business-to-business purchasing cooperative for the international paint and decorating industry. “It is a privilege to represent a 280-member network of international paint and design retailers, but I am especially honored to be a voice for fellow women business owners at the table.”

Servicing Providence (East Side, West Side and downtown), Oakhill in Pawtucket, Rumford, Edgewood, Riverside, Barrington, Southern Seekonk, and parts of Rehoboth.

THE LEADING TEAM AT RHODE ISLAND KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN + BUILD to delivering quality work and exceptional style to their clients. Their 3,000 sq ft showroom is full of ideas and features displays inspired by the latest trends in cabinetry, appliances, countertops, hardware, tile, lighting, and more. It’s also a space to educate and inspire. “Through our informative complimentary remodeling workshops our team shares the latest trends, as well as providing insider tips on remodeling projects,” Tanya says. Tanya – along with design team members Prudence Stoddard, Billie Senzek, Erika Pearson, Stephanie McShane, Kingsley Catalucci, Karleen Kingsbury, Joanne Parillo, Kim Gammell, Trevor Loonie, Kelly May Enos, Heather Abrames, Ellen Ovalles, Rose Champagne The design team at Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath Design+Build, led by President & Owner Tanya Donahue, have the know-how and passion to “Create a Dream Space You’ll Love anywhere in your home.”

You have a dream – and the design team at RHODE ISLAND KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN + BUILD have the ideas to bring it to life. Led by President and owner Tanya Donahue, RIKB is known throughout southern New England for delivering results that customers rave about. “Our full-service residential team remodels spaces where people raise families, gather friends, and celebrate holidays and milestones,” Tanya says. Best known for their nationally award-winning projects, RIKB has the capability to create dream spaces you’ll love,

and Brittany Capozzi – are revamping their workshops to provide even more insight. Highlights include their annual Home Remodeling Fair on March 21, which will include a variety of mini-seminars like Determining Your Remodeling Budget and Designer Tips for Your Forever Home. Kevin O’Connor from This Old House returns to RIKB in the spring and fall for can’t-miss workshops. The team is also looking forward to exhibiting at the RI Home Show, held at the RI Convention Center from April 2-5. “We believe a home should be a reflection of the homeowner’s personality and style, designed to function for the way they live,” Tanya says. “I’m honored whenever a client chooses us to bring their vision to life.”

including multi-room renovations, small additions, mudrooms, pantries, built-ins, and more. Consistently ranked as one of the country’s Top 500 professional remodelers, RIKB is committed

CHERYL VIEIRA Director, Visitor Services

Mission-driven organizations like ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO know that the key to connecting with the public is to craft meaningful interactions for each visitor. Enter Cheryl Vieira, a committed leader dedicated to increasing accessibility, advocating sustainability, and giving every guest an exceptional experience. Cheryl joined the zoo in 2009 as a Systems Specialist, transitioning to lead the team as a Visitor Services Manager just four years later. By 2016, she rose to Director of Visitor Services, the title she proudly holds today. In this role, Cheryl collaborates with zoo leaders to provide strategic oversight of all visitor

139 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick 463-1550, RIKB.com

experience components, including ticketing, programming, membership sales, private functions, and food/retail services. Thanks largely to her “above and beyond” approach, Cheryl has transformed the way the zoo operates, steadily growing attendance and access. Her signature project showcases a personal commitment to expanding opportunities for individuals with sensory processing disorders. More specifically, she spearheaded a series of exclusive accessibility programs and on-site sensory resources never before found in a New England zoo. Through her tenure, Cheryl has received more than 5.5 million guests at the zoo, and so it comes to no surprise that the department has likewise expanded exponentially. She now manages more than 100 frontline representatives, control of a new sister site (Carousel Village), and record-breaking successes from the annual Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular – all of which would not be possible without her vision, innovation, and adaptability. Cheryl has earned great respect from her peers for practicing what she preaches with passion and consistency. She is admired for her no-excuses attitude and willingness to work hard, even with the most daunting tasks. But perhaps the reason this comes naturally to Cheryl is because she personally aligns with the organization’s mission to protect wildlife and wild places. She serves her hometown East Providence as a Conservation Committee lead, and regularly escapes to the outdoors for hiking, exploring, and is an active marathoner. She is a CF L1 coach and has one son. 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 785-3510, RWPZoo.org

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VERONICA JUTRAS Admissions Director Education and community were at the heart of Veronica Jutras’ childhood, and have been a part of her core ever since. “My father was Recreation Director of a town for thirty years, and my mother was a teacher. I’ve always been purpose-driven,” says Veronica. As Admissions Director at the GORDON SCHOOL, Veronica gets to know families well and helps them understand the school’s approach. “It’s a place that offers an extraordinary child-centered progressive education and builds and holds community with tremendous intentionality.” Having taught at each grade level (nursery through 8th grade) and having overseen Gordon’s Athletics and Wellness Department, Veronica has a unique ability to communicate about curriculum, crossdivisional and interdisciplinary work, as well school life in comprehensive and even personal ways. She’s proud to be an out gay faculty member, adding that “it’s essential that students and families bring

their whole selves into the community and not feel as though they need to hide any aspect of their identity.” “It’s an honor to be the person who continues to help Gordon build its extraordinary community.”

45 Maxfield Ave., East Providence. 434-3833 x116 GordonSchool.org

Claudia Maiorana, a Broker Associate with RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES LTD, is committed to staying ahead of trends. The Barrington native is quite active in the community, giving her unique knowledge and perspective on the current market. “I help clients realize their goals – finding a home where they put their whole heart into. I go above and beyond for each client.” 259 County Rd., Barrington. 401-338-9919, ClaudiaHomesRI.com



“Real estate is a blend of business, education, design, and psychology. All areas I love! It’s a privilege to help clients with buying or selling their home: it’s their biggest life investment, and I’m there for them every step of the way,” says Allison Oster Dessel, Realtor at MOTT & CHACE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY. “Several years before I became a realtor, I watched my mom sell our childhood home. It was a master class in real estate and has informed how I work ever since.” 210 County Rd., Barrington. 401-339-6316, AllisonDessel.com 32

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DIANE FAGAN Co-owner “Our name is our brand so we do everything we can to earn the respect and trust of our clients,” says Diane Fagan, co-owner of FAGAN DOOR. It would not be unusual to find Diane, a hands-on learner, working alongside technicians or climbing up on a ladder. “I don’t mind getting my hands dirty. It’s all part of helping achieve the customers’ goals.” Diane points out that woman-owned companies are hard to come by, especially in male-dominated industries like home improvement. She has been a driving force at Fagan Door since meeting her now husband Shawn at RIC in 1992. In 2001, Diane was honored to be the first woman in New England to pass the International Door Education and Accreditation exam. 2020 is a big year for Diane: Fagan Door is celebrating their 45th year in business, and it’s also her 25th

wedding anniversary. A self-described perfectionist, Diane admits to “sweating the small details so my customers don’t have to. We take pride in providing superior quality products at affordable prices, and just being honest everyday.”

390 Tiogue Ave., Coventry. 821-2729 FaganDoor.com


LISA SIENKIEWICZ & GAIL PARELLA Co-owners GIL’S APPLIANCES is a family-owned and operated appliance store with two Rhode Island locations. Lisa Sienkiewicz and Gail Parella, coowners and sisters, are proud to continue a tradition of trust, integrity, and value started by their parents, Gil and Sarah Almeida, in 1961. Family and community values have always played an important role in their business strategy and they are proud to be a multi-generational business that can thrive in an age of big box stores and online shopping. Lisa and Gail are committed to providing superior customer service, competitive pricing, and a strong connection to the communities they serve. Their hugely popular Gil’s Loves Local series connects customers with local foods, farms, chefs, and artisans through in-store cooking classes, events, and displays.

Gil’s carries all major appliance brands and offers free delivery. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for information on upcoming promotions and events. You’ll see why Lisa and Gail are truly “Leading Ladies” in their field. Bristol: 397 Metacom Ave., 253-9789 Middletown: 926 Aquidneck Ave., 314-9789 GilsAppliances.com

KIMBERLY J. POLAND Advertising Agency President “Delivering results is my passion. There’s nothing more satisfying than creating solutions that help my clients grow,” says Kimberly J. Poland, founder of POLAND MEDIA GROUP, a full-service advertising and public relations agency. Kimberly can create top-to-bottom marketing campaigns, including social media management, public relations. and media planning and buying. She can also work on single projects, like building a website. She prides herself on finding the best return on investment and making any budget work. Kimberly launched Poland Media Group after working at WPRI for 12 years, where she helped clients plan television and digital marketing campaigns. “I started Poland Media Group so I could 100% focus on my clients’ needs. Before working in television I owned and operated my own business, so I understand how business owners think and feel, and can put myself in their

shoes.” In what can be a fast-paced and overwhelming process, Kimberly is a marketing expert who simplifies the decision making for clients. “Business owners get hit up with so many options for their advertising. I help them find their balance.”

743-7272 PolandMediaGroup.com

OPEN HEART is a sacred place for self discovery and healing. Owner Julie Ostiguy created a space to empower others to find their own healer within so they can live a deeply rich and satisfying life. “My journey to Open Heart began in 2008, when my heart was broken open by the birth and death of my precious infant daughter, Olivia. Her life inspired me towards a path of living wholeheartedly and authentically in connection with myself and the world around me,” Julie says. “It was during those painfully difficult first years that I found my way through the grief and practiced a variety of holistic and alternative healing modalities.” Open Heart offers an array of unique gifts, events, and healing arts services. Julie loves to work with clients to identify the modalities that speak to their soul – whether that be energy work, expressive arts (dance, drawing/painting, writing, sound healing), herbal work, dream work, meditation/visualization, or tea leaf readings. “I believe what speaks to the soul helps to bring us towards selfdiscovery. It’s an honor to meet each person where they are at, and to walk on this journey alongside others.”

507 Main St., Warren 401-337-5205 OpenHeartRI.com

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ANN REILLY Tea & Chocolate Store Owner

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to leading ladies! Tea is more than just a drink to Ann Reilly. It’s a family tradition. “I’m proud to be part of three generations of tea importing and retail revolving around the whimsy and tradition of tea,” says Ann, owner of SIRENS TEA & GIFTS. Her mother, a wealth of tea knowledge and a lover of sweets, inspired their first store in Newport. Ann’s daughter Parker worked in the shop during the summers. Ann trained to be a chef in France with a speciality in pastry and chocolate and apprenticed in Germany. From there, she worked with well-known restauranteurs in NYC and later to Nespresso and Teavana. With 20 years of industry experience, Ann returned to RI. She recently opened a shop in Bristol. “Our new space was designed to honor the tradition of enjoying tea and deliciously paired sweets and savory bites in a lovely, peaceful, feminine space. We highlight local artists and designers and buy our carefully selected gifts from female-owned companies. We honor my mother, who passed this January, with the beauty and love we have put into Sirens Tea & Gifts.” The shop, which has over 100 teas to choose from, is looking forward to expanding their chocolate offerings, including housemate fudge. “It enables us to employee a few dozen locals and give back year round. I am doing what I love!”

295 Hope St., Bristol. 426-8191, SirensTea.com

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by Jackie Ignall

Thomas Gray Williams

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Real Estate Broker & Owner of Callous Moto


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What do you wear to feel most comfortable? Comfort for me is feeling ready – ready to work, play, and go. When I’m lounging at home, I’m in jeans, a long-sleeve henley, a floppy beanie, and sneakers. I hear sweatpants are the height of comfort, but I’ve never quite embraced them.




Do you have a signature look? I like to layer my lucky denim jacket under a canvas jacket. I’ll switch up the canvas to keep it fresh, but the denim always goes underneath. I’ll even wear it under a leather riding jacket or a tweed coat. What is the one item you wear on a daily basis? Lately, I’ve been wearing blazers, but dress it down with a zipped hoodie. Depending on where the night leads, I can take the blazer off for a more casual look, or go more upscale and ditch the hoodie. What made you start Callous Moto? For the last 15 years, I’ve been invested in some sort of real estate renovation or development. I love that it gives me a creative outlet, but it can be complicated and stressful. That’s why I started this passion project: Callous Moto. In the garage, I redesign and modify antique bikes into works of art, but without all the fuss of an expensive real estate deal. I built the “Cafe Racer,” which gained popularity in the rock ‘n’ roll subculture of London in the ‘50s and ‘60s. I try to highlight that era of blue-collar, calloused, yet fashionable gentlemen riding simple, elegant machines. You were born and raised in Newport and now live in Middletown. What do you love about the area? I feel fortunate to be in the middle of what I consider to be the very best that Rhode Island has to offer. The scenery in Newport is unparalleled. I love brunch on The Lawn at Castle Hill and margaritas at Diego’s. I’m definitely not one of those islanders that can’t cross a bridge – tacos at Tallulah’s is worth the ride!




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school choice, and a host of related topics. This group is open to the public and hosted at School One on specified dates from 6-7:30 p.m. M ARCH 30, 2020 Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year by Esme Raji Codelia


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M AY 18, 2020 How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

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Life & Style HOME

by Elyse Major • Photography by Grace Lentini

Cozy Cottage A Riverside Bungalow exudes classic charm Since taking ownership of the Riverside Bungalow she shares with husband Iain one year ago, Jenna Kinghorn has started carrying a notebook. “I’ve included all the decor details for each room I’ve worked on,” she begins. “I also make lists for the remaining rooms and carry it with me. I always have it handy in case I spot something that could be for the cottage.” It’s evident that Kinghorn adores the home initially spotted by Iain. “He was determined to find us the perfect home – a fixer upper with good solid bones.” This is the eighth residence for the Kinghorns, who in their 10 years together have lived in Chicago, Boston, Stamford, Newport, Barrington, and Fall River. It’s easy to see why the couple would fall for the charming house situated on a corner lot with a white picket fence. “The cottage felt like a hug when we [first] walked in – and it still does.” Things that appealed most to the pair about this property were its layout and original 1928 architectural features like arched doorways, wood floors and moldings, and beadboard ceilings in the porch. Says Kinghorn, “It was just the right size for us at 1,000 square feet.” Originally from Chicago, Kinghorn worked in retail management for Gap, Inc. for 25 years before changing careers into freelance interior decorating. Self-taught, she describes her style as classic and simple. In a striped Brenton shirt and ballet flats, it’s apparent that this aesthetic spans beyond her own personal look into her home and the goods stocked in the new shop she co-owns with friend Rebekah Willenberg, Blanc + Bleu. Her decor is a combination of farmhouse and coastal, mixed with inspiration from travels abroad. Iain is from Scotland and she cites the English countryside and areas of Northern France like Brittany


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Natural tones and blues infuse neutral spaces with warmth


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and Normandy as influences to her “cozy brocante style,” referring to the flea markets of Paris. “I like a mix of new and vintage pieces.” Repeated use of white and neutrals create a perception of visual space in the small house while giving rooms a cohesive flow. Kinghorn incorporates “hints of blue” as location cues “and it’s my husband’s favorite color,” she says. “The whole house makes me happy,” says Kinghorn, but shares that prized possessions include her collection of ironstone, the antique fireplace mantle, sets of vintage sketches of Scotland, fresh flowers, and cozy pillows. “And my hubby and the kitties, of course.”

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Editor’s Note: Get updates on Kinghorn’s home projects on Instagram at @lepetitecottage and her shop at @blanc.and.bleu

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Good Eating The Moore House turns its dinner series into an ode to sustainability By Robert Isenberg Joining a chef’s dinner at Moore House is like walking into A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Groups are small, the table is communal, and the space is decked with natural flora. Dinners take place beneath the graceful curve of a Quonset hut, a prefab military structure that used to be manufactured nearby. Here, with its whitewashed walls and dark hardwood floors, the space looks downright enchanted. This winter, the Moore family is focusing on sustainability and turning this environmental impulse into culinary art. Two different chef’s nights will take place at the turn of the month – a dinner on February 29 with a “Sea” theme, and a March 1 dinner dedicated to “Land.” As usual, this is more than just cooking surf-and-turf and

eating it; the feast is an immersive experience, where even the decor and place settings play an integral role in the experience. “Each night will pay homage to what each ecosystem has to offer,” says Blair Moore, founder and creative director of Moore House. “With minimal waste and design using reusable and foraged items, Moore House is very mindful of our footprint on the world.” Moore House is known for its refurbished properties and inventive “guest stay” accommodations. True to its mission, Moore House will donate 100 percent of its profits from the Winter Dinner Series to the Australian Red Cross. To reserve, visit MooreHouseFamily.com/chefs-nights.

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by Chuck Staton

On Fridays, We Order Octopus Experience authentic Portuguese cuisine at East Providence’s O Dinis made sure I was served plate after plate of flavorful delicacies and was happy to detail each one with genuine passion. She explained how the recipes were a part of her Portuguese heritage and that O Dinis is dedicated to communicating their culture through food. The Bife à Casa ($14.95) is the kind of dish that made me fall in love with this cuisine. A thick steak smothered with a dark beer and garlic sauce, served with a fried egg and french fries. Disc-shaped and just

by way of authenticity. When you walk in for the first time, you will notice dozens of framed photographs along the wall, filled with pictures of owner Dinis Paiva celebrating with family, friends, and celebrities who’ve visited the restaurant over the years – including a photo capturing the time Paiva appeared in the 1988 movie Mystic Pizza. Friendly faces, vintage radios, Portuguese statues and knick-knacks give you the feeling of home. After all, O Dinis translates to “Dennis’ Place.” I was greeted warmly by manager and chef Natalia Paiva-Neves, daughter of Paiva. She

lightly fried (think of a thick, soft, potato chip), they are perfect to soak up the sauce with each bite. I also enjoyed both of the menu’s steamed littleneck dishes: the Amêijoas à Bulhão de Pato (in white wine and garlic sauce) and the Amêijoas à Espanhola (in tomato and onion sauce). Both flavor profiles are bold, which perfectly fit the very specific texture of littlenecks. The Polvo a Lagareiro ($19.95) is the star of the show. Only available on Fridays (and usually selling out during lunch) this is a dish of grilled octopus with sauteed onions, garlic, and olive oil with fire-roasted

Little Necks in Tomato Sauce green peppers. O Dinis served me the most perfectly grilled, meaty octopus tentacles I’ve ever eaten. This octopus held its own against their steak when it comes to providing a satisfying, hearty, succulent bite. Dessert provided a final course for adventure, with the Pudim de Feijão, their bean tart ($5). This is a dessert made mostly from cannellini beans (plus sugar, eggs, and vanilla) that provided a texture I’ve never before experienced as a sweet. Almost a cross between a creamy pudding and a pie filling, this is a dessert that needs to be experienced to be believed (which is why I ordered another to-go for a friend, and drove directly to her from the restaurant). The O Dinis team has thrived for over two

CUISINE: Portuguese

Gambas à Lá Planche (left) and Codornizes Quail (right)


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PRICES: $12 - $28 ATMOSPHERE: Cozy family dining

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Although many around the East Bay might consider Portuguese food as common as Italian or New American cuisine, I find myself coming across far too many people who have never really sat down and enjoyed a delicious, rich Portuguese feast. If you find yourself in this camp, I urge – nay, demand – that you find your way to O Dinis and thoroughly experience the varied food of Portuguese culture. O Dinis has created a family aesthetic

Must-Try Items Codornizes Quail Quail marinated overnight, grilled, finished in a frying pan with garlic, peppers, beer, and beef stock, and then reduced.

Gambas à Lá Planche Grilled jumbo shrimp in a butter garlic spicy wine sauce.

decades by focusing on two things: serving authentic Portuguese dishes that represent their family, and making each customer feel like a part of it. I know this writer did.

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Tandor at the Tavern Sai Viswanath infuses Indian flavor to dishes at Bristol’s DeWolf If you’ve never tried food cooked in a tandoor, drop what you are doing and immediately head to the Bristol waterfront. DeWolf Tavern chef Sai Viswanath uses one to conjure New England cuisine that gives subtle nods to his Indian homeland. “New England from the perspective of Sai,” he calls it. A tandoor is an insulated clay cylindrical oven that curves inward towards the top. The open flame at the bottom heats the vessel to a blistering 900 degrees. While the fire

eventually dies down, the heat, held in by the clay, remains constant. The environment of the tandoor prepares food by smoking, convection, and radiant heat methods. This unique triumvirate cooks food fast while retaining its moisture. Meat, for example, cooks in the belly of the tandoor near the direct fire. Naan, an unleavened Indian bread, is slapped against the sides at the top to bake. Tandoors cook quickly and impart a charred, smoky flavor to food.

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DeWolf’s menu fuses food from both Viswanath’s home and adopted countries: Naan pizzas, salmon blackened with Mediterranean spices, and lobster, all roasted in the tandoor. “The spices are not new to New England,” he continues. “We just did a prosciutto-wrapped cod with a sweet potato chourico. The chourico is seasoned paprika and I add cumin and coriander to the sweet potato. These are complementary flavors. I just highlight them.” After studying culinary arts in Madras, India, Viswanath came to the US at the age of 24 to learn about food “from the best.” While attending the Culinary Institute of America, he worked under acclaimed Chef Michael Romano at famed restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Café in New York City. “It was an intense kitchen,” Viswanath says. “Watching how Danny put a team together, how he was able to encourage us to perform at our highest level, and how he had so much passion for the entire restaurant experience. That was inspiring.” The lessons of his mentor paid off. In 2019, Viswanath bought out his original partners, who were retiring, and is now sole owner of the restaurant. “It’s a beautiful canvas,” he says as we walk through the stunning stone-and-beam 1818 warehouse that features a working fireplace and harbor views. And can we talk about the several James Beard Award nominations? The unassuming chef waves his hand. “I cook food for my neighborhood, not New York,” he says. “I am cooking for the people who live here. Seeing my guests eat, that’s more validating than any award.” For Viswanath, it all begins and ends with the people at his tables. “I think, now, a restaurant has to be an extension of people’s dining rooms. That’s what we are modeling. You can come, sit by the fire, and talk to your friend for three hours over a glass of wine.”


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Vienna Bakery celebrates Italian heritage through dessert Much like corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty’s, just two days later Italians turn to one special treat to celebrate their heritage on St. Joseph’s Day: Zeppole. Although St. Joseph’s might be lesser known by the general public, the tradition remains strong through Italian-American culture. So, if you see someone wearing red and leaving the bakery on March 19, feel free to wish them a happy holiday and maybe ask if they have a Zeppola to spare, or grab your own at Vienna Bakery in Barrington. As a third-generation-owned bakery serving the East Bay since 1935, they’re no stranger to tradition – including when it comes to the Italian treat. Vienna makes their Zeppole ($2.99) with a pâte à choux shell, filled with a rich homemade vanilla boiled cream, and topped off with powdered sugar and, of course, a cherry. Find rows of these Italian favorites available until Easter, in case you’re craving seconds. ViennaBakeryRI.com -Gina Mastrostefano


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Celebrate St. Patty’s with brunch at Brix

Basil & Bunny hops into the mobile eatery scene

Brix Restaurant in Middletown is creating an alternative St. Patrick’s Day celebration: Bangin’ Beer Brunch. “As a dinner-only restaurant, we’re available for private events during the daytime, but we wanted to be able to showcase our daytime fare to the public as well,” says Cassandra Earle, director of sales and marketing at Brix. So, last year, Brix started a once-a-month series of creative twists on brunch. “It became an instant hit and sell-out,” shares Earle. “Our Executive Chef Andy Teixeira loves the creative freedom of the menus and brunch fare and it shows.” The Bangin’ Beer Brunch in particular will marry their microbrewery Taproot Brewing Co. with an inspired menu to match, featuring bratwurst, pretzel English muffins, spaetzle (German dumplings), and more. Not exactly an Irish spread, but the Bavarian comfort foods are sure to cure your morning-after headache (or continue the celebration!). The Bangin’ Beer Brunch will take place on March 15 from 10am-2pm. Reserve online at NewportVineyards.com. -Chuck Staton

“My mission with Basil & Bunny is to increase the vitality of people’s lives while reducing the world’s dependence on animals, one meal at a time,” explains Lyslie Medeiros, co-owner and chef at Rhode Island’s brandnew plant-based food trailer. Offering up dishes from zucchini noodle tofu bowls to homemade tater tots with vegan nacho cheese and pickled onions, B&B is looking to bring plant-based food to the mainstream. “I’m sourcing the majority of our ingredients from local farms and makers so I can create everything from scratch while supporting my community,” says Medeiros. “It’s all your favorite foods – made from plants.” With their shitake dumplings and blueberry poptarts in tow, B&B made its debut at the inaugural RI VegFest last month. But, Medeiros says, she’s already chatted with Hope & Main, plus local breweries, pop-ups, and festivals, “so you can expect to see us around!” Follow Basil & Bunny at BasilAndBunny.com and on Instagram @basilandbunny. -Chuck Staton

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RESTAURANT GUIDE Key: B breakfast Br brunch L lunch D dinner $ under 10 $$ 10–20 $$$ 20+

EAST BAY + NEWPORT Blount Market & Kitchen Traditional New England seafood summer favorites offered year-round for dine-in and takeout. 406 Water St, Warren, 245-1800. LD $$ Bluewater Bar and Grill Casual restaurant with modern seafood dishes and live music. 32 Barton Ave, Barrington, 247-0017. LD $$-$$$ Cafe Water Street Dockside cafe with gourmet crepes and coffee. 279 Water St, Warren, 245-7071. BLD $-$$ Crossroads Pub Restaurant Family-friendly restaurant serving American and Italian classics. 33 Market St, Warren, 245-9305. LD $$ The Revival Craft Kitchen & Bar Focusing on American fare and craft beer. 50 Miller St, Warren (second location in East Greenwich), 245-4500. D $$-$$$

with a seafood emphasis and extensive wine list, open seven days a week. 40 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, 789-0700. BrLD $$$ Colvitto’s Pizza & Bakery Pizza Calzones and baked goods made fresh daily. 91 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, 783-8086. BrLD $ The Cove Traditional bar and grill serving burgers, sandwiches, and classic New England seafood favorites. 3963 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, 364-9222. LD $$

BayWinds Sextet Performing works by Poulenc, Klughardt, Bernstein, and Blumer SATURDAY, MAR 28, 7:30 PM

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Eleven Forty Nine City sophistication in the suburbs. 1149 Division St, Warwick, 884-1149. LD $$$ Fuel Coffee Bar Breakfast and lunch, including vegan and gluten-free options. 904 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, 7923835. BrL $-$$

Tav Vino Waterfront dining with an Italian and seafood focus. 267 Water St, Warren, 245-0231. D $$

George’s of Galilee Fresh-caught seafood in an upscale pub atmosphere. 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd, Narragansett, 783-2306. LD $-$$

The Wharf Remodeled and reimagined, this dockside restaurant offers seafood, pasta, and coastal charm for days. 215 Water St, Warren, 289-2524. LD $$-$$$

Mariner Grille Seafood, steaks, and pasta in a fun setting, with live entertainment. 40 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, 284-3282. LD $$

Black Bass Grille Classic seafood, historic waterfront setting. 3 Water St, South Dartmouth, MA, 508-999-6975. LD $$

Pasquale’s Pizzeria Napoletana Authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza with ingredients imported from Naples. 60 S County Commons Way, South Kingstown, 783-2900. LD $-$$

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SOUTH COUNTY Celestial Cafe Locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine with a curated craft beer list. 567 South County Trail, Exeter, 2955559. BrLD $$-$$$ Chair 5 Hotel haunt with a beach-inspired menu and a dreamy rooftop lounge. 1208 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, 363-9820. LD $$-$$$ Coast Guard House A new American menu

Red Stripe Casual French-American bistro. 465 Angell St, Providence, 437-6950; 455 Main St, East Greenwich, 398-2900. BrLD $$ The Revival Craft Kitchen & Bar Focusing on American fare and craft beer. 219 Main St, East Greenwich (second location in Warren), 336-3747. D $$-$$$ Siena Impeccable Italian cuisine. Locations in Providence, East Greenwich,

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Praxis: Abstraction; 4 Strategies Curated by Robert Rustermier Featuring work by Ron Ehrlich | Lloyd Martin | Michael Rich | Robert Rustermier On View February 28th - April 5th, 2020 Artist Reception| Friday, February 28th @ 6-8pm Homecoming by Michael Rich

The exhibition Praxis: Abstraction; 4 Strategies brings together four artists working in a variety of approaches. Essential underlying themes are space, place and time. From Michael Rich’s reflections on place, to Lloyd Martin’s observations of the architectural incident, to Ron Ehrlich’s current exploration of time and duration, to Rustermier's examinations of fundamental shapes and their formed relationships in ambiguous space, the artists exhibiting here are all engaged in expressing ideas through form, shape, color and line. In this way, using a variety of visual languages, a dialogue is established through the basic vocabulary of abstraction. — Robert Rustermier, Guest Curator

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RESTAURANT GUIDE and Smithfield, 521-3311. D $$-$$$ Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar New American cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. 7366 Post Rd, North Kingstown, 295-0800. LD $$-$$$ Sophie’s Brewhouse Espresso drinks and sandwiches with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. 699 S County Trail, Exeter, 295-4273. BL $$

Twin Willows Fresh seafood and water views in a family-friendly atmosphere. 865 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, 789-8153. LD $-$$

PROVIDENCE AREA 10 Prime Steak & Sushi Fashionable prime steakhouse with award-winning sushi. 55 Pine St, Providence, 453-2333. LD $$$

T’s Restaurant RI favorite with all-day breakfast-brunch. Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett; TsRestaurantRI.com. BrLD $$

Caserta Pizzeria Casual kid-friendly pizza spot offering traditional Italian crispcut pizza and calzones. 121 Spruce St, Providence, 621-3818. LD $-$$

Tavern by the Sea Waterfront European/ American bistro. 16 West Main St, Wickford, 294-5771. LD $$

CAV Eclectic cuisine and art in a historic setting. 14 Imperial Place, Providence, 7519164. BrLD $$-$$$

Thirsty Gull New England sourced gastropub. 9 East Ave, Westerly, 596-1936. D $$

Chapel Grille Gourmet food overlooking the Providence skyline. 3000 Chapel View Blvd,


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Cranston, 944-4900. BrLD $$$ Character’s Cafe & Theatre Hybrid art space with all-day breakfast, coffee, and theaterinspired entrees. 82 Rolfe Sq, Cranston, 490-9475. BL $ Chez Pascal & The Wurst Kitchen Housemade hotdogs and sausages can be devoured at the Wurst Kitchen, and next-level French bistro fare at Chez Pascal. 960 Hope St, Providence, 421-4422. LD $-$$$ Don Jose Tequilas Restaurant Homestyle Mexican fare plus beer, wine, and cocktails in a colorful setting. 351 Atwells Ave, Providence, 454-8951. LD $-$$ Harry’s Bar & Burger Called the “Best Burger in America” by CNN. Over 50 craft beers. 121 North Main St, Providence, 228-7437; 301 Atwells Ave, 228-3336. LD $-$$

RESTAURANT GUIDE Haruki Japanese cuisine and a la carte selections with casual ambience Locations in Cranston and Providence, HarukiSushi.com. LD $-$$ Joe Marzelli’s Old Canteen Italian Restaurant High-end Italian restaurant serving up specialty dishes and drinks. 120 Atwells Ave, Providence. 751-5544. LD $$$ Julian’s A must-taste Providence staple celebrating more than 20 years. 318 Broadway, Providence, 861-1770. BBrLD $$ KG Kitchen City neighborhood bistro turning up New American favorite. 771 Hope St, Providence, 331-4100. LD $$-$$$ Lotus Garden Noodle & Sushi House Authentic Cambodian cuisine in the heart of the Hill. 223 Atwells Ave, Providence, 383-4774. LD $-$$$ Luxe Burger Bar Build Your Own Burger:

You dream it, we build it! 5 Memorial Blvd, Providence, 621-5893. LD $

social experience. 200 Exchange St, Providence, 256-5686. D $-$$

Parkside Rotisserie & Bar American bistro specializing in rotisserie meats. 76 South Main St, Providence, 331-0003. LD $-$$

Siena Impeccable Italian cuisine. Locations in Providence, East Greenwich, and Smithfield, 521-3311. D $$-$$$

Pizza J Fun, upbeat atmosphere with thincrust pizza, pub fare, and gluten-free options. 967 Westminster St, Providence, 632-0555. LD $-$$

The Salted Slate An agri-driven American restaurant with global influences. 186 Wayland Ave, Providence, 270-3737. BrLD $$-$$$

Rebelle Artisan Bagels Artisan bagels that are uniquely hand-rolled, boiled, and baked. 10 Doyle Ave, Providence, 349-1263. BrL $ Red Stripe Casual French-American bistro. 465 Angell St, Providence, 437-6950; 455 Main St, East Greenwich, 398-2900. BrLD $$ The River Social Mediterannean small plates overlooking Waterplace Park for a uniquely

Trinity Brewhouse Providence restaurant and brewery reinventing classic American pub fare. 186 Fountain St, Providence, 453-2337. LD $$ T’s Restaurant RI favorite with all-day breakfast-brunch. Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett; TsRestaurantRI.com. BrLD $$ Twin Oaks Family restaurant serving a great selection of Italian and American staples. 100 Sabra St, Cranston, 781-9693. LD $-$$$

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