When we first were thinking about applying for Studio Rhode, we wanted to gather all the information we could on the arts community. After talking to our Local History Librarian, Nina Wright, we realized that there is not much information available on the arts community in Westerly. In order to fill that gap in knowledge, oral history becomes integral for future generations to understand Westerly and the arts community at large.
Some of the questions we will ask will be what did our arts community look like, what did the library look like, and what arts were people involved in (family ties). Studio Rhode gives us the best of both worlds, in that we can include people who want to tell their stories, and those who are more comfortable behind the camera.
For more information, contact Kelsey at email@example.com. Our first informational session is August 29th at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!