Moonglow Expressions & Dream Weaver Studios occupies one of the resident artist studios at the Narrows Center for the Arts (www.ncfta.org) This panorama provides a glimpse into the world of two artists. In Sharon Owen's world deer antlers, polished gourds and copper wire combine with traditional basket making material to create truly amazing baskets. Despite the fact that Sharon has mastered many precisely defined traditional basket forms, each basket for Sharon is a unique journey of creation. No two are alike and she likes it that way. So do many others. Sharon benefits from the synergistic atmosphere that exists at the Narrows and likes to keep her studio open to visitors during the frequent live music events. Over 10,000 art sensitive visitors stroll by the windows of her studio every year. Her baskets have found their way into the homes and collections of quite a few visiting musicians. John Hammond, Simon Nichols and Jerry Douglas all boast one of her unique creations . Sharon also likes to share her love of basketweaving giving small group classes. For more information call Sharon at 508-678-3662.
Narragansett Bay dominates the geography of the tiny state of Rhode Island, extending 25 miles northwards and inland from the Atlantic Ocean right into the heart of its major cities. It is fed by the watersheds of 3 major rivers: the Blackstone, the Taunton and the Pawtuxet. Narragansett Bay defines the region's culture, its history, sense of place and quality of life. The cities of Providence, Newport, Fall River, Warwick and Newport all owe their start to the bay and the opportunities it provided for water power, commercial growth and transportation. Once badly polluted, the Narragansett Bay has made a tremendous comeback in the last 3 decades as communities all around the bay have revitalized their connection to the bay and taken steps to curb human impact. Aerial Vr plans a series of panoramas intended to capture the area's unique natural beauty, both from its surface and from the air as well as the vitality and uniqueness of its communities.