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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-07-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | NOVEMBER 6-12, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 5 St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center will hold Fresco Italiano Saturday WOONSOCKET – St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St., will present Fresco Italiano on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Fresco Italiano is another opportunity to dine under the mag- nificent frescos while enjoying an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet. The idea came from the center's chairman Wally Rathbun. "I wanted to do something to celebrate the artist Guido Nincheri who painted the frescos that adorn the walls and ceilings of the center. It is sort of a delayed birthday celebration. Nincheri's birthday is on Sept. 29 but we already have the well-estab- lished Breakfast with the Saints," said Rathbun. The event will be held in the eve- ning when the stained glass windows are darkened by the lack of sunlight which allows the frescos to come to life, displaying their great vibrancy allowing Nincheri's masterpiece to become front and center, according to event organizers. "My hope with this event is to give you the feeling of being transported to Italy," said Rathbun. The event will not only celebrate Nincheri but will also feature three local artists: Dan Guernon, Carma Santos and Ana-Maria Santos whose work will be on exhibit. During this evening, the center will be pulling out all the stops by opening its archives. It has been at least 10 years since the center has displayed its collection of Nincheri sketches. Some of the sketches are for the paintings inside the center and other churches that Nincheri painted during his lifetime. Also, new to the center, is a 6-foot by 6-foot painting by Nincheri. "About a month ago, Paul and Denis Bourget reached out to me asking if the center would be interested in a Nicheri painting that was found inside the old All Saints School. They were working on cleaning out the building when they discovered the painting. After seeking the pas- tor's permission, they offered it to the center and without hesitation I said yes," said Rathbun. As part of this evening, the center is looking for musicians to volunteer their time to play Italian themed or styled music for a half hour or an hour or so. If interested, reach out to the center at StAnnArtsCtr@aol. com. Similar to Breakfast with the Saints, visitors can come and go as they please. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are available at Bileau's Flowers, The Honey Shops, Salon Royale, Vose True Value Hardware or online at the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center website, www.stannartsand- . St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St., will present Fresco Italiano on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Pictured is a self-portait of GUIDO NINCHERI. Blackstone River presents Robin Bullock Saturday CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present an evening with multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. Hailed as "one of the best folk instrumentalists in the busi- ness" by Sing Out! Magazine. Performing on guitar, cittern and mandolin, he blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands, their American descendants, and the masterworks of the Baroque and Renaissance eras into one musical vision. Bullock's 15 solo and collaborative recordings range from innovative interpretations of Celtic tradition, to the beloved carols and hymns of the Christmas season, to deep explora- tions of J.S. Bach's incomparable masterpieces. He has taught 22 consecutive years at the Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina, where he was honored in 2016 with a Master Music Maker Award for lifetime achievement in musicianship and teaching. Of the thousand-plus faculty mem- bers in the Gathering's 27-year history, only 23 have received this award to date, according to event organizers. Admission is $16 in advance and $18 on the day of the show. For reservations or information, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272 or visit . ROBIN BULLOCK will perform at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. For reservations or information, call 401-725-9272 or visit . Children invited to ornament workshop LINCOLN – Children are invited to make an old-fashioned Christmas ornament at the Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse at Chase Farm Park, Great Road, on Sunday, Nov. 10. One-hour workshop sessions will be offered at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Instruction and materials will be provided to kids to make an ornament for the tree to be displayed in the schoolhouse during the holiday festivities taking place in December, as well as a special one to bring home for their own family tree. The cost is $5 per family. Space is limited for each of the workshop sessions, so advance registration is suggested by calling Hearthside Museum at 401-726-0597 or emailing

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