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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-07-2018

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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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER JUNE 6-12, 2018 QUICK INDEX Calendar 6 Entertainment 3 Parenting 2 Classifi eds 8 @ Art in motion Local artist Paul Coté's painting featured at PVDFest PROVIDENCE – PVDFest, a four-day event full of live music, dance, food, and visual art instal- lations, returns Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, to the capital city. Featuring artists of all kinds from all over the country and world, this festival lights up the heart of the city for a unique cultural experience. Modern artist Paul Coté, a Woonsocket High School graduate and Cumberland resident, says he's excited to give an even livelier performance than past years when he performs at an opening night gala on Friday, June 8, and the Main Stage Sunday, June 10. Coté's first performance will be with DJ Chakram. "We go all over the East Coast for performanc- es," he said, "We'll bring an epic set of music and live painting." Coté's on-the-spot painting will offer a visual for the audience to pair with the music. He is known for his abstract splatter paintings, and his artwork is found in several public and private collec- tions including The Smithsonian, Harvard, Mass General, Butler, and the Alzheimer's Association. By SAMANTHA LATOS Valley Breeze Intern Coté said he takes opportunities to give back to those who need it. "Every year I do a huge Alzheimer's fundraiser with my artwork," he said. "I use it as a catalyst to raise money for Alzheimer's research." By word of mouth, people reach out to Coté about his innovative performance pieces. According to organizers, his presence at PVDFest offers great energy in getting people hyped up for the festival. Coté performed solo at last year's PVDFest. He said he is pumped to perform with various artists this year. "I'm humbled and blessed to be featured twice," he said. Sometimes Coté creates smaller paintings on stage as well. If the audience is lucky, he'll do a live auction right then and there. He said his second performance will be an improvisational collaboration with several enter- See PVDFEST, Page 5 K & R Auto Salvage, Inc. JUNK CARS WANTED! Get the Maximum Dollar for your Car!!! Go right to the source. Pickup Available. Wholesaler for Used Auto Parts Parts for All Makes and Models Foreign & Domestic! 90-Day Standard Warranty Extended Available 950 Smithfield Road, North Providence, RI 02904 (401) 353-9200 or 1-800-638-8089 Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. View our inventory at

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