There are great treasures in our midst, and they are here to be shared with our greater community.
Roger Williams University has been hosting an ongoing series of arts and cultural events for quite awhile. Most of these events are free and open to all members of our town and nearby area.
In the last couple of weeks, RWU hosted the Aaron Diehl Jazz Trio, an ensemble of hot, cutting edge jazz artists. The performance was spectacular. The evening before, Richard Blanco, noted inaugural poet to President Obama, offered a profound and moving reading of his work filled with humor, truth, and precious images. Recently, the acclaimed news journalist, Cookie Roberts gave a public talk about female historic political figures, a most interesting evening. This week, the Performing Arts Center is featuring the play, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” directed by accomplished teacher, Jeffrey Martin. There is also a great painting exhibition currently showing in the Architecture Gallery by Bristol artist, Tom Deininger.
RWU is also the major sponsor of Art Night Bristol Warren and has been for the last two years. Art Night begins its 2014 season on May 29, and will continue on the last Thursday of the month trough September.
All of the campus events welcome the residents of Bristol and general public. The many cultural treasures are for all of us to enjoy. The school offers classes for those who would like to pursue a degree or simply learn a skill or take a course of interest.
This university is here for all of us. Come and enjoy the many offerings by visiting our website and observing the notices posted in our local paper. Please take advantage of a typical couple of weeks at RWU, most especially the many free cultural performances and talks.
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