Crow's Nest

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Crow's Nest
The Crow's Nest is a private event room at Phoenix Dining & Entertainment. The room is used for special purposes throughout the week and can be reserved for private events and activities. Each month, we will have a different Featured Artist and their art work will be on display within this room. Stop by the Crow's Nest to get an appreciation for some of our local artists.

If you are interested in reserving the Crow's Nest for your next group function, please contact us.

Current Featured Artist

Laurie MacKenzie

Laurie MacKenzie

Key Dates & Events

Show Start: Monday, August 5th
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 11th from 6 - 8pm (Food & Drink for Event)
Show End Date: Sunday, October 6th

About The Artist

Laurie MacKenzie, a native Rhode Islander, paints in oils and watercolors mainly. Her oils depict the local scenes. And she loves florals.

Watercolors are mostly still life compositions. She has exhibited in many local and regional galleries and has received many awards. Former owner of Laurie’s Gallery and Art Learning Center for 16 years in downtown Westerly.

She now dedicates more time to painting and still teaches in a couple of locations. You can visit www.lauriesartstudio.com or Laurie's Facebook Page to see more.


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Also on Display

Lori Rembetski is an award winning Ceramic Artist from New London, CT. She is well known for her whimsical clay dogs. In addition to dogs, Lori also makes cats, crows, and squirrels.

Serena Bates started her journey of exploration and interpretation of the world around her through art over 40 years ago. Serena has exhibited in nationally known exhibitions and galleries across the United States and Canada. Serena's studio is located at 194 Potter Hill Road, Westerly, RI.

Upcoming Artist

Susan Stone

Susan Stone

Key Dates & Events

Show Start: Monday, October 7
Opening Reception: October 13, 5-7pm (Food & Drink for Event)
Show End Date: Monday, December 2

About The Artist

J. Susan Cole Stone was born in Providence, RI, but grew up drawing and painting in Connecticut, where she also attended Paier College of Art located in New Haven. Susan lived in Westerly, Rhode Island and had her studio there for over 35 years, relocating to Florida in 2010 for nine years. She found a second home there, reveling in the new environment and subject matter, but now divides her time between her beloved Westerly and Melbourne, Florida.

Well known for her attention to detail, particularly in her architectural and wildlife paintings, Susan’s work is in private collections across the country and in such far-flung places such as Australia, Italy and France. Susan is able to render a detailed and accurate architectural drawing or painting from life, from blueprints or even the concept sketched out on a napkin. Her experience extends to illustration, having illustrated many books, publications and many commercial graphics projects. Watercolor is her favorite medium followed closely by pen & ink and colored pencils. She teaches classes in those mediums and in perspective drawing as well as basic drawing. She says, “I learn as much from my teaching and my students as they do from me.”

Susan is a an Elected Artist member of the Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic Connecticut, a member of Strawbridge Art League in Melbourne, Florida, the Brevard Watercolor Society, and the Brevard Council of the Arts, both of Brevard county, Florida, as well as the Florida Watercolor Society. She currently teaches at South County Art Association, Avondale Arts, and The Mystic Museum of Art. Susan was a co-owner and Executive Director of Art Gallery of Viera in Melbourne, Florida for 8 years.


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