The Coleman Center for Creative Studies at the Newport Art Museum will welcome a student show to its gallery this November in collaboration with FabNewport. FabNewport provides Newport County residents with alternative pathways to science, technology, engineering, arts and math through mentoring and personalized education. The Newport Art Museum includes this initiative with FabNewport among its many community involvement and outreach programs.

FabNewport Executive Director Steve Heath is committed to developing an ecology of learning which makes it easy for all learners to tap into their intrinsic human desire to create, learn and share. Heath, a noted journalist, education expert and community activist, was recently chosen as one of fourteen Newport County residents to present a Ted Talk at TEDxNewport on November 5, 2016 at the Jane Pickens Theater. His talk, “Building an Ecosystem of Learning,” uncovers the potential of every student, illustrates the need for more progressive approaches to education, and explains how Newport could become the model of success for a concept called “digital badging.”

“We are thrilled to host the varied works of the FabNewport students this November,” remarked Newport Art Museum Director of Education Maggie Anderson. “The work expresses a diverse range of endless possibilities when technology and art come together. Also, a wonderful example of community collaborations the Museum aims to create in Newport County.”

The Newport Art Museum will present the work of FabNewport students in the gallery of the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, located on the Newport Art Museum campus at 76 Bellevue Avenue, starting on Thursday, November 10, 2016. An Opening Reception will take place Thursday, November 10th from 4 – 7 pm. As part of Newport Gallery Night, the Newport Art Museum will remain open to the public until 9pm the second Thursday of each month for Art After Dark. The FabNewport exhibition will be on view through Tuesday, November 22nd. Details are available at

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