2008-05-01 / News

Artist annual meeting to feature sculptor as speaker

The Conanicut Island Art Association is delighted to announce that Howard Newman, a worldrenowned sculptor and artist, will speak at its annual dinner meeting on Thursday, May 22, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Portuguese American Club (PAC) at 138 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown.

The annual dinner meeting, which has traditionally been open to CIAA members only, will this year be open to friends and art appreciators. A brief business meeting will be conducted among members to nominate and elect new officers and board members.

CIAA members, who should have received their annual meeting invitations in the mail, are asked to respond by Thursday, May 8. Non-members who wish to attend, or members who have not received an invitation, should call Karen Krider at 423-3833. The cost is $30 per person, and will include appetizers, a choice of delicious entrees, and desserts. The PAC's cash bar will be open.

Howard Newman lives in Newport in a house filled with studios and workshops. His sculpture is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Legion of Honor, Il Museo dei Bozzetti in Pietrasanta, Italy, the RISD Museum in Providence, the Newark Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Buckhorn at Pound Ridge, New York, the Virlane Foundation of New Orleans, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, and, locally, the Newport Art Museum.

Newman received formal training in metalwork and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been honored with several awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, le Prix de Rome, and a Tiffany Foundation Fellowship.

His work, now represented exclusively by Newmans, Ltd., can be seen at www.newmansltd.com.

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