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

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

writer | storyteller | educator | radio host | filmmaker | contact marc


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to see the slideshow
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
, June 13, 2008

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Stories in Stone

Download (for Press)

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

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poster for the even
(pdf file)