Newport, RI (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) is pleased to announce the first Artist in Residence at Prescott Farm. An interdisciplinary artist and scholar, Nora Rabins will explore the concept of "where past meets present," with a focus on the juxtaposition of the site's pastoral history with the contemporary globalized life mirrored in the farm's adjacency to West Main Road. Rabins will engage with traditional materials and techniques to create contextually relevant installation work.
"Having an artist in residence at Prescott Farm will allow local residents and visitors alike to utilize the site in an innovative way and witness the connections between past and present," said Lisa Dady, Director of Education and Public Programs. "We are thrilled to provide Nora with the space and time to find inspiration from this historic setting. And we look forward to seeing her work."
The NRF will be hosting an open house and exhibition to showcase Rabins work on Saturday, October 14th from 1-4pm. Prescott Farm is located at 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island.
Rabins will be holding open studio hours at Hicks House at Prescott Farm through October 19th. Hours are Mondays 9:00am - 1:00pm; Wednesdays 1:00pm - 7:00pm; and Sundays 11:00am - 3:00pm.
About Prescott Farm
Doris Duke, founder of the Newport Restoration Foundation, purchased 40-acre Prescott Farm in 1969 with the idea of preserving open space as well as creating a setting for rural buildings in imminent danger of being lost through demolition.
The Overing House, a historic building associated with Revolutionary War history has been on the site since it was built there circa 1730. Today Prescott Farm is open to the public, showcasing several buildings, including an 1812 windmill, as well as historic kitchen and herb gardens maintained by University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners. Prescott Farm is located at 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island.