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Assembly: BE GOOD, WORK HARD, DO STUFF with Dave Allyn

October 19, 2013, 12 – 1 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
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Photography by David O’Connor

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

10/19: Dave Allyn
Artist Dave Allyn will be holding an artist talk accompanied by a curated soft music selection.Dave Allyn

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.

Dave Allyn is a RISD MFA graduate (2003) and founder of the Steelyard ceramics department.

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