Monday, September 13, 2010

The Warren Mill Project

The Warren Mill Project Exhibit
A display of photographs, maps and artifacts, and recorded oral histories from Warren’s Mills, 
a related installation and artwork by Deborah Baronas, and a lecture by Richard Greenwood.

The Warren Mill Project made its debut on the evening of Thursday, September 16, 2010.  An opening reception was held for the exhibit on the third floor of the former Warren Manufactuing Mill (aka American Tourister Mill).  The evening was the culmination of months of effort put forth by Ms. Baronas, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Doug Hinman, and the members of the Warren Preservation Society responsible for coordinating, organizing, and installing this inspiring exhibit.  The opening reception was very well attended not only by members of WPS, but also by the community as a whole.   
The Warren Mill Project moved to Imago Gallery at 36 Market Street, Warren, from September 28th to October 10th and continued at the Cutler Mills, 30 Cutler Street, Warren from mid-October through December 2010.

The Mill Project 

Artist Deborah Baronas will continue to expand the exhibit outside of Warren.  The Mills Project, including artwork, archival materials, video, and mill songs, was featured in the Slater Mill Gallery and the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery in downtown Pawtucket on January 13, 2011.
Artwork from the Mill Project will be on display during the month of April at the Greenville Public Library.
From August thru October the Mill Project will be exhibited at the Woonsocket Museum of Work and Culture and the Depot (home of the Blackstone River Corridor Association).  Ms. Baronas has installed a permanent exhibit at the museum - window panels created using images from the Mill Show Scrims, with new figures added.
 Ms. Baronas is currently in the process of writing a RICH grant and a RISCA grant to continue the project.  She is also working on a NEFA presentation and on securing a collaboration with Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art).

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