Chamber Connections BLOG
Chamber Connections BLOG
You are cordially invited to a night of art, featuring the work of Brian Fox and Erika Wolf Houghton on Friday, Nov. 4, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Barrington Christian Academy, 9 Old County Road, Barrington. Admission is free and open to the public. Student Ambassadors will be available for school tours.
Brian Fox is a nationally-renowned artist specializing in painting athletes & celebrities. His forte and passion centers on sports and music but his ability and experience extend far beyond that scope. Brian has painted some of the biggest icons of our time, including the late Jackie Robinson, Keith Richards, Derek Jeter, Jim Morrison, Mark Wahlberg, Gene Simmons, Johnny Depp, Muhammad Ali, and Mixed Martial Arts Champion Georges St-Pierre, to name just a few.
Over the course of Brian’s 20-year career, Brian has forged numerous relationships with athletes and organizations such as Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett, Ryan Howard, the Major League Baseball Players Association, the National Hockey League, Rachel Robinson and many more in order to raise substantial money for their favorite charitable organizations, including the ALS Association, Major League Baseball Players Trust, Josh Beckett Foundation, Ryan Howard Family Foundation, Providence College, Hockey Fights Cancer and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Erika Wolf Houghton is a ceramic handbuilder who’s passionate about pinch pots! Her pinch-pot piggy banks are both functional and decorative. Each piggy is one-of-a-kind and is inspired by the antics of her own young children or from memories of her childhood. These whimsical, meticulously hand-crafted, heirloom-quality pieces are sure to make you chuckle!
Erika’s second line of work is a bit more “serious.” Her pinch-pot Raku-fired planters are all about the process. They incorporate elements of her graphic design background and focus on shape, balance, line, texture, and unique color. Erika is passionate about Raku and loves the unpredictable, exciting, and surprising nature of the process. Each piece is unique and couldn’t be reproduced if one tried! When a pot is complete, she hand-selects a tiny succulent plant based on its shape, texture, and color. The sculptural quality of the succulents are an extension of her pots and enhance the organic beauty of each piece!
Erika is currently the featured ceramic artist for the month of October at Made In Warren, an award-winning artist cooperative shop located at 476 Main Street, Warren, RI. Open 10am-6pm daily.