Upcoming Gallery Exhibit and Events
RAISED BY WOLVES: Rev. Bill Comeau A Life Journey Inward/Outward
A retrospective exhibit of life journeys: intellectual, spiritual and physical.
April 4-29 • Gallery Night Reception April 21 5pm-9pm, music by SEEZTAHS, readings & book signing
Brought up in rural New Hampshire, the son and nephew of noted musicians, Bill Comeau’s world was full of music, poetry, art and adventure until World War II changed life around him and within his family. The early death of Bill’s father had a profound impact on him as well. He later spurned a full scholarship to study art at the Museum School in Boston in order to become a musician and songwriter and join the folk music movement of the1960’s. As a songwriter, Bill produced twelve albums and received three Grammy nominations. Also an accomplished painter, poet and playwright, Bill has been published by Contemporary Drama, Baker Plays, Sugarhouse Press and the United Church Press working with the who’s who of the music and art world in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Bill has made his life as a Congregationalist Minister working extensively with young people while juggling a successful career in advertising. His life roads have diverged and merged many times on various paths. This solo exhibit explores Bill’s return to painting in various media. The retrospective and biographical nature of these artworks and Bill’s writing reflect his inward and outward journeys: intellectual, creative, spiritual, personal and professional – the portrait of an individual. It is an inspiring and amazing travelogue for the observer to follow and explore while reflecting back on one’s own life journey.
The reception for the exhibit will include music by Bill’s daughters who have formed the ensemble SEEZTAHS in recent years, also readings from Bill’s poetry and prose, and a book signing of recently published works through Sugarhouse Press.
Written and Directed by Frank V. Toti, Jr.
play from the stories of love, faith and courage
of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgendered and
Queer Rhode Islanders. The play is an enlightening
journey through the shared struggles and successes
to live openly and authentically.
April 6, 7:00 pm
URI Providence Campus 1st and 2nd floor Lobby Gallery
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All exhibits and events are free and open to the public.
URI Feinstein Providence
80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
For more information call Steven Pennell 401-277-5206 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org