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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-07-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. @ @ Living THE VALLEY BREEZE JUNE 7-13, 2018 QUICK INDEX Calendar 10 Entertainment 3 Movies 7 Parenting 2 Recipe 8 Classifi eds 12 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 installations, 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 9 O P T O M E T R I S T CUMBERLAND HILL VISION CARE DR. CLYDE HAWORTH, JR. Coach DKNY Prada Versace Joseph Abboud Polo Ralph Lauren Ray-Ban Dolce & Gabbana Complete Pair of Eyeglasses ONLY $89 from our Expanded Discount Collection! Eyeglass Prescriptions Filled or Duplicated Personal & Professional Eyecare Designer & Discount Eyewear Contact Lenses 1985 2190 Mendon Road, Cumberland RI • (401) 333-0090 Comprehensive eye examinations by appointment • Most insurances accepted American Optometric Association MEMBER Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our new website: T.H. MALLOY Give us a call today for all your heating needs!

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