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October 18, 2013

Assembly: BE GOOD, WORK HARD, DO STUFF with Gregory Pennisten

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Photography by Justin Earsing

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

10/18: Gregory Pennisten
Artist Gregory Pennisten is a low brow comic character who will be painting in a modern street art aesthetic with an element of classic sign painting for text based emphasis. He will be photographing a finalized piece and replicating it via computer to photocopied stickers for free dissemination to program participants and museum patrons.Gregory Pennisten

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.

Greg Pennisten is a Providence, Rhode Island born artist and designer. Working in a variety of media and mediums he seeks to hybridize the aesthetics of street art, sign painting and low brow cartoons into a singular cohesive idea. His work can be found in books and on blocks across the world.