Since 1993, the Four Corners Art Center in Tiverton has been promoting local artists. This summer, as they celebrate their 20th season, the Four Corners Art Center will be hosting a slew of events to give art lovers lots of reasons to celebrate. Each year, the Art Center hosts a sculpture park, in which the work of sculptors is on display all summer during daylight hours. This year, they will be displaying the work of Wendy Klemperer, a nationally recognized artist out of Brooklyn. On July 21, from 1-3pm, the Art Center will be hosting the opening reception for this year's sculpture park, featuring poet David O'Connell, who will be reading his poem Banished They Return To Us, inspired by Klemperer's work. Later that evening, there will be an outdoor picnic concert featuring a performance by Rhode Island's own Beatles tribute group, Abbey Rhode. The show will begin at 6pm and is a family-friendly event. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
If you're not into sculptures or music, then maybe film is what you're looking for. On Wednesday, July 24, the Four Corners Art Center will be hosting a free screening of Louder Than a Bomb. This film documents an annual poetry slam in Chicago which shares the film's title. Louder Than a Bomb is the largest youth poetry slam in the country, featuring over six hundred young poets from schools throughout the greater Chicago area. The film follows four teams of poets as they prepare for, and perform in the 2008 slam. An inspiring and engaging story, this is one film which you won't want to miss. But the summertime fun doesn't end there. Join the Art Center on Sunday, August 18, for their 20th anniversary celebration. For more information and tickets for these events and more, visit their website.