2019 / 2020 Artists Speak


Beginning in September, 2019, Imago's Artists Speak series will feature talks by established Rhode Island artists who will present their artwork and tell the stories of how their creative lives and careers unfolded, enriching our communities in unexpected ways. The series aims to heighten public understanding of how the arts connect to building community.


This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Other funding is provided through the Rhode Island Legislative Grant Program, BankNewport and the Jay Barry Cultural Arts Foundation.


The four speakers for the 2019/2020 series include:

  • Mo Kelman, sculptor, fiber artist, Professor Emeritus of Art from the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, will speak on Sunday, September 22, at 1:00 pm.

  • Allison Paschke, sculptor, painter, ceramics artist, and writer, whose work is in museums and private collections, will speak on Sunday, November 10, at 1:00 pm.

  • Victoria Crayhon,photographer, author, Professor of Photography at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and recipient of numerous grants, will speak in February 2020.

  • Bob Dilworth,mixed media artist, Professor of Art and Director of African Studies at the University of Rhode Island, and recipient of two RISCA grants, will speak in April 2010 --To be rescheduled due to COVID-19


All the talks will begin at 1:00 pm at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren, and are open to the public free of charge.  Each speaker will deliver a 60-minute talk/multi-media presentation followed by a 30-minute Q & A session.  IFA strongly encourages all those interested in the arts to attend, especially artists beginning their careers or seeking additional inspiration.Once the series concludes, a monograph will be created and available for purchase.


IFA is very excited to continue this program. One of the organization’s mission is to offer meaningful arts programming for the surrounding community and to generate interest in how arts impact people’s lives.  Another benefit of this program is demonstrating how artists express themselves in original ways, connect with current events in society, and model innovative pathways to success that enrich the community. IFA is grateful to the ongoing support of its funding agencies and all those who support the arts.

Past Speakers

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Imago Foundation for the Arts is a  501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.

IMAGO Gallery is located at 36 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885  401 245 3348

Open Friday 4 -8 and Saturday and Sunday 11 - 3.  For information, please contact us at imagogallery@gmail.com.