Fireside Series: Painting in Paradise

Painting in Paradise

Third in the Fireside Series

John La Farge - The Last Valley - Paradise Rocks

(The Last Valley – Paradise Rocks by John La Farge)

Friday, April 20th (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Join prominent local artist David Barnes by the fire in Mabel’s Studio as he recounts the extraordinary artistic heritage of the area surrounding Norman Bird Sanctuary known as Paradise Valley. You will learn all the techniques and materials an artist like John La Farge would have used while David recreates a landscape painting on separate panels at various stages. You will then get the chance to help finish the final panel masterpiece!

Complimentary wine, beer, and dessert will be served.

$20 Members, $25 Non-members

Adults 21+


The First in the Fireside Series!

Fireside Trivia Poster

Friday, March 23rd (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

$20 Members, $25 Non-members

Trail trekkers, wildlife wizards and birding buffs! Gather your flock for an entertaining evening by the fire in Mabel’s Studio, testing your knowledge of nature, wildlife, and Norman Bird Sanctuary trivia! Co-hosted by spirited NBS naturalists Matt Schenck and Mark Pagliarini, the Fireside Trivia Night will pit teams of one or more against one another to answer light-hearted and fun questions.

Enter the raffle and win great prizes including a $100 gift certificate to Newport Restaurant Group establishments such as Castle Hill Inn, 22 Bowen’s, and more!

Complimentary wine, beer, and bar snacks will be served.

Adults 21+


Special Thank You to Fireside Series Sponsors:

Foster Associates

Abigail Rowe

Eliot Raymond & Elizabeth Gibbs

Mary Alice Smith

Pat Galuska

Jeff Moniz

Anne Howell

Special Thank You to Generous In-Kind Sponsors:

newport vineyards


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Norman Bird Sanctuary