Vareika Fine Arts Opens Historic New England Exhibit: Toasts the Society, Hosts Friends

Lincoln Chafee, William Vareika & Mayor

of Providence David Cicilline

It was politicians, patrons, and lovers of the all things historic at the recent reception at William Vareika Fine Arts on fashionable Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. A new art exhibition, "Historic New England," featuring works by artists ranging from Gilbert Stuart to Andy Warhol examining a wide range of New England subjects, were examined closely by guests, as violinists played classical and Baroque works in the gallery's lofty spaces.


The afternoon event, hosted by Alison and Bill Vareika, drew such guests as Karl Nold, Executive Director HNE, Vicky Kruckeberg of the Dedham, Massachusetts Historical Society, Providence Mayor and Congressional candidate David Cicilline, gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee and his wife Stephanie, Newport Mayor Jean Napolitano, Dodo Hamilton, Angela Fischer, Oatsie Charles, Bill and Cole Hicks, and new honorary member of HNE Sandra Ourusoff.

Sandra Ourusoff, Angela Fischer & hostess

Alison Vareika

Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation bringing history to life while preserving the past for everyone interested in exploring the authentic New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. It owns and operates thirty-six historic homes and landscapes in five states.

The exhibition of oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures, datingfrom 1730 to 1980, runs from through November 14, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting Historic New England. For information, go to

Vicky Kruckeberg & Carl Nold were delighted

with the exhibition

Ruth Taylor, of the Newport Historical Society

Playing Bach

Arthur Clarke perusing paintings

Alison Vareika, Robert Crisson, Rod O'Hanley &

Hope Vareika

Bill & Cole Hicks -he is Chairman of the

Board of Historic New England

Sandra Ourusoff & Holt Massey

Sister Jane Gerety & Michael Semenza,

of Salve Regina University

Detailing HNE's areas of work & preservation

Dodo Hamilton & Robert Crisson arriving

from "Tea for Tails"

Mrs. Hamilton with Bill Vareika

Mr. Hicks & Mr. Nold

Wendy & Ed Harvey reading HNE literature

Examining the works of art


Candidates Lincoln Chafee & David Cicilline

Margo & artist Richard Grosvenor

Ed & Wendy Harvey, art lovers

Guest with Angela Fischer

Dodo Hamilton talks art with Eveline Roberge

Alison Vareika & Kathleen Cullen

Robert Brayton & Ann Everett Brown

Donna Brayton watches the video of HNE

The crowded 2nd floor reception

Oatsie Charles regarding a painting

Steve Lowenstein talks politics with 

Newport Mayor Jeanne Napolitano

Eveline Roberge & Susan Sloan

 Making music, with a likeness of Senator Edward

Kennedy looking on

A video of Historic New England's work played

 A map of Historic New England's properties

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