Marine Arts and Crafts Show and Booksigning at
URI Bay Campus on December 2
Narragansett, R.I .-- November 20, 2000 -- If you're looking for the
perfect seasonal gift that expresses the spirit of the Ocean State, the
Marine Art and Craft Show and Booksigning may be your first and last stop
for holiday shopping.
The show and booksigning will be held on Saturday, December 2, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coastal Institute Visitor's Center on the
URI Narragansett Bay Campus, South Ferry Road, Narragansett. During
the show, the Coastal Institute Bookstore and the Living on the Edge
interactive exhibit will also be open to the public. There is no admission
fee to the show, bookstore, or exhibit.
A number of noted Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut artists, artisans,
and authors will be represented at the show. Artists include Karen Perrin,
Ray DeWick, Debbie Panciera, Christine Hyde DeWick, Betty Young, Babette
Allina, and MaryAnn Bolton McGwin, all oil painters who specialize in marine
landscapes, lighthouses, and marine mammals. In addition, the works of watercolorist
Joan McLellan, copper sculptor Ed Brown, and pen and ink artist Eric Slade
will be available for purchase.
Several well-known authors will be available at different times throughout
the day to autograph their latest books. Don Bousquet and Martha Murphy
will be available to sign their collaborative Rhode Island Cookbook
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Bousquet's Born in Rhode Island and Murphy's
New England Fish Tale will also be featured.
Award-winning writer Ann Hood will be on hand from 1-2 p.m. to autograph
Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, Ruby: A Novel and her newly
published Do Not Go Gentle: My Search for Miracles in a Cynical Time.
In addition, from 2-4 p.m., noted children's book author Faith McNulty
will be signing How Whales Walked into the Sea, described by The
Horn Book Magazine as an "almost poetic explanation of how modern
whales came to be." Several of McNulty other children's books will
be available for purchase, including Listening to Whales Sing, Endangered
Animals, and Dancing with Manatees.
Malia Schwartz, who co-wrote Guide to Marine Mammals & Turtles
of the U.S. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico will be signing copies of
her book from 2-3 p.m. This colorful guidebook recently won the 2000 National
Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for best "Nature Guidebook."
Linda Beaulieu, assistant public relations manager for Johnson &
Wales University will autograph her cookbook and restaurant guide Divine
Providence, An Insider's Guide to the City's Best Restaurants. She will
be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information or directions, call Friends of Oceanography at
874-6602 or the URI Office of Marine Programs at 874-6642.
Contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642, email@example.com