Mill Project

In 2009, Deborah Baronas partnered with the Warren Preservation Society to study the textile mills and workers who helped shape the community of Warren, Rhode Island. Funded in part by The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, The Warren Mill Project was born, featuring artwork, historical research, video and music. The Project has developed into an ongoing investigation of the mills and the people who helped build the textile industry in this country.
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 Manufacturing 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.
Follow the link below to view a video chronicling the inspiration behind the exhibit as well as scenes from the installation and opening night: 
For more information on Deborah Baronas visit her website:

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