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Portsmouth High School student Paige Colman’s “Pop Art” is among the works to be on exhibit as part of Youth Art Month.

Portsmouth celebrates Youth Art Month

Portsmouth celebrates Youth Art Month

PORTSMOUTH — You can view some of the best works by young and emerging artists around town as part of National K-12 Youth Art Month (YAM), which kicks off today. Numerous exhibits and opening events are taking place throughout March and family, friends and the community are invited to experience the artwork created by local students.

Rose Escobar and Wayne Quackenbush prepare tiles for hanging at the Portsmouth Arts Guild (PAG) Saturday. Ms. Escobar is an art teacher at Portsmouth High School and Mr. Quackenbush is the president of PAG. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth debuts Gallery Night on Friday

PORTSMOUTH — Looking over all the 6×12-inch tile boards being hung at four different locations around town, you’ll see many familiar scenes: the former Island Park amusement park, Flo’s Drive-In, Clements’ Marketplace, Melville, Wapping Road, Green Animals, etc. That’s no coincidence, as the theme for Portsmouth’s first-ever Gallery Night this Friday, May 23, is “My

Nycole Matthews and her 7-year-old daughter, Ranya Ballard, inspect the artwork during the opening reception Sunday of The Portsmouth Arts Guild's "Emerging Artists Show.” The show, which continues this weekend, March 8-9, features works by students ages 18 and under. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Works by ‘Emerging Artists’ in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Not every art exhibit features a plane made out of Legos. But then again, this isn’t just any exhibit. The Portsmouth Arts Guild’s (PAG) “Emerging Artists” student show, like its name implies, features some of the youngest creative talent around. “The requirement was that the artist is 18 or under,” said Wayne Quackenbush, PAG’s

Elwood Donnelly and Aubrey Atwater sing an a cappella song during services Sunday at St. Paul's.

Portsmouth church hopes music can help revive attendance

PORTSMOUTH —  It’s just one idea, but St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is banking on dulcimers, tin whistles, mandolins and heavenly voices as a way of breathing new life into a dwindling congregation. The folk duo Atwater-Donnelly has been booked to play music at the church’s 9 a.m service on the first Sunday of each month

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Brazilian rhythms shake Portsmouth Arts Guild

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Arts Guild (PAG) hosted its first-ever live music performance Sunday as it welcomed Marcus Santos’ AfroBrazil, a Brazilian percussion ensemble. Mr. Santos, wearing a green-and-yellow wig and slot glasses, led the Boston-based group in replicating the sounds and energy inspired by his hometown of Bahia, Brazil. Mr. Santos has performed worldwide in


World Music in Portsmouth

Marcus Santos’ AfroBrazil is a Boston-based percussion group with a special sound and energy inspired by Marcus’ hometown of Bahia, Brazil. This 10-piece percussion ensemble guarantees a spectacular show combining traditional Brazilian grooves like samba and axé with funk, rock, jazz and hip hop. This is a very upbeat and interactive show that you cannot miss. WHERE: Portsmouth

The Aquidneck Island Christian Academy has a lease with the town through July 2014.

Arts center plan before Portsmouth council Monday

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council once again will be asked to designate the former Coggeshall School building on East Main Road as a future community arts center. The Portsmouth Arts & Culture Committee’s request is on the agenda for the council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 at Town Hall. The committee is proposing