Assembly: BE GOOD, WORK HARD, DO STUFF with Kevin Veronneau
12 – 1 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery
Part of Locally Made’s One Room.
In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.
Tom West curates BE GOOD, WORK HARD, DO STUFF, from 10/15 - 10/20.
be good = a mantra passed on to me from my grandpa and his ability to befriend an entire neighbor hood and treat them all like family. his quote “be as good as you can to everyone around you, and things will always go your way”.
work hard = the deterioration of work ethic in our country is almost impossible to deny anymore. the effects have made it hard for all. working hard at accomplishing something is ALWAYS the key. If you want to be a successful painter (or any trade), keep the brush in your hand. The rest will work it self out. Work work work. Sweat sweat sweat. always!
do stuff = the cure to everything (depression, hunger, failure, boredom, physical unhealthiness etc.).
The creatives I chose to do this week with me at RISD share these views. We all support and push each other along. they are my family. — Tom West
10/15: Kevin Veronneau
Artist Kevin Veronneau will be using office machines and basic drawing and painting supplies to construct works of art which blur the line between machine and hand made, original and massed produced. — Kevin Veronneau
Free with museum admission.
Tom West received an honorable discharge from the US Navy and holds an Associate in Fine Arts degree from CCRI. West is a war veteran turned professional artist. His personal work tackles issues of war, politics, popular culture, religion, all through the lens of humor.
Kevin Veronneau was born December 3, 1973, grew up in NJ, attended Boston College, graduating in 1996 with a BFA and received the Allison Macomber Award for excellence in fine arts. He moved to Japan and taught English for 3 years and traveled extensively throughout Asia. Upon returning to the US he has lived in a variety of states working in the restaurant industry before settling in Providence 7 years ago. He has been a studio assistant for artists Ricky Boscarino and Bennet Bean and worked at the Peter’s Valley Craft School. His work has appeared at the Attleboro Museum for the Arts, Tazza Gallery Project, Street Art Exhibition at Firehouse 13, Galleries at Hope Artiste Village and most recently a solo show at Machines with Magnets.