He Built our Walls, Now let’s Help Rebuild His House

Thanks to everybody who came to celebrate Russell Spears!



Russel Spears. Photo: Mathias Oppersdorff


Russell Spears, father of one of the great Narragansett Stone Wall building families had his house burnt down a few months ago. Without insurance it is expensive to rebuild. So, members of our community who have benefited by Russell’s walls, charm and wisdom have decided to celebrate Russell’s work and help him rebuild his house.

Where: Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI

When? June 11th, 2008 7pm-10pm

Cost: $10

Activities:
Storytelling (Paula Dove Jennings)
Music (Jon Campbell, Mark Vinbury, Dee Tetreault and Josh Schurman, the Naybobs, Thawn Harris)
Food
Speakers
A Showing of Marc Levitt’s Stories in Stone; A Film about the Narragansett Stonewall Building Tradition
Auction
and more
!

For more Information: MarcLevitt@aol.com, 401.954.4568
Press: Click here to download the above photo of Russell Spears by Mathias Oppersdorff



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by Viera Levitt






In the Media

Fund-raiser teaches that home is where the heart is
By Doug Norris/Features Editor, South County Independent

First steps taken to rebuild Spears house
By Arline A. Fleming
Providence Journal


Russell Spears story
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by Rhonda Miller
WRNI
, June 13, 2008


click here for film
Stories in Stone


Download (for Press)

Press release, May 2008
Russel Spears, Photo by Mathias Oppersdorff


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poster for the even
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(pdf file)