40th Anniversary Event!

Art Inspiring Poetry – Combining our new art exhibit and National Poetry Month!

RACHEL BRASK Abstracted Rainy Moments
Curated by Eric J. Auger, Artist-in-Residence.
at the The Samaritans of Rhode Island Forget-Me-Not Gallery
67 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860

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EXHIBITION DATES: April 7 – June 30, 2017.
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays through Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 3pm or daily by appointment, call 401.721.5220


Friday, April, 7, 6-9pm – Exhibition Opening Reception: Meet the artist, hear her speak about the artwork, enjoy light refreshments and learn more about Art Inspiring Poetry Events.

Sunday, April 9, 2:30pm – Poetry Workshop: Let Abstracted Rainy Moments inspire your poetry at this FREE interactive poetry workshop.  Register online: goo.gl/forms/bJiRJn8UoGW5BJgf1

Sunday, April 23, 2:30pm – Celebrate National Poetry Month: Join RI’s Poet Laureate Tina Cane and Pawtucket’s Galway Kinnell poetry contest winners for selected poetry readings.

Tina Cane was born in New York City. She received a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in French literature from Middlebury College. She is the author of The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008), a book-length poem. She is the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. In 2016, Ms. Cane was selected to be the sixth poet laureate of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

April 7-30 – People’s Poetry Prize Contest: Submit a poem inspired by the exhibition. Voting via Facebook. Poems due May 1, 2017. Click here for more information & to submit a poem

Saturday, May 20, 2:30pm – Painting Demonstration by Rachel Brask: Watch the artist in motion as she paints live by the gallery. See how the Abstracted Rainy Moments series comes to life.

Friday, June 23, 5-8pm – Exhibition Closing Reception: Come to the closing reception of Abstracted Rainy Moments. People’s Poetry Prize winners honored.


The Samaritans of RI Forget-Me-Not Gallery is a state-certified art gallery. The sale of original art and crafts are RI sales tax exempt.  Proceeds benefit our suicide prevention education programs.

We are very small gallery and from time to time, we might have to leave to run errands. Feel free to call our business line to be sure we are there or to arrange a time to visit. (401.721.5220)
The Forget-Me-Not Gallery & Gift Shop is stocked with unique gifts created by local artists. Most purchases of handmade artists’ wares from the gallery and gift shop are state sales tax-free! Our gift shop features affordable gift giving ideas such as jewelry, candles, hand blown glass, magnets and more. Shop local! Support local!
Don’t forget – we’re also an authorized retailer of the popular and beloved Alex and Ani Rhode Island jewelry line. Tell your friends.

Only checks, credit and debit cards accepted. No cash transactions. Thank you!

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