What’s Up Newp’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts under $100

Good things come to those who wait, here is our next edition of What’s Up Newp‘s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! This week we’re featuring a collection of really great items from fabulous Newport County businesses, entrepreneurs, artisans and amazing non-profit organizations. There is something for everyone on your list and best of all, this is your ultimate guide to shopping local. Today, we feature gifts that cost less than $100. Don’t forget to check out our Guides to Gifts under $50. Get ready to shop and gift away! The Newport Historical Society Museum & Shop is located at 127 Thames Street in Newport and online at shopnewporthistory.com. The Newport Historical Society Museum & Shop is located at 127 Thames Street in Newport and online at shopnewporthistory.com. Custom made manhole cover floormat  featuring original photography by Alexander Nesbitt of the new Newport, RI storm drain manhole cover. Only available at Blink gallery Indoor/outdoor Doormat is 23″ round, 1/4″ thick and made with a comfy polyester felt top and rubberized non slip underside Photo blocks fill those little spots in a home, they group in sets, don’t need framing, and make great gifts. They come ready...

Datebook: Umar Rashid turns colonial histories upside down in paintings at VPAM

The battles of an imagined empire, the fine art of Korean calligraphy and a tribute to a rather magical San Francisco space. Summer has landed, but the shows are still going strong. Here are some exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week: Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), “The World You Know is a Fiction…” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Rashid takes American historical narratives, scrambles them, then reimagines them in paintings that take on issues such as colonization, war and the building of empires. Produced over several years, the work on view at the museum explores the vicissitudes of power and centers on figures that occupy his so-called “Frenglish Empire,” a fusion of the French and British colonial enterprises. Expect to see battalions of militiamen, freed slaves, indigenous nobility, all drawing on the visual and material traditions of colonial art. Opens Saturday at 5 p.m. and runs through Dec. 21. 1301 Cesar Chavez Ave., Monterey Park, vincentpriceartmuseum.org. “Beyond Line: Art of Korean Writing,” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In Korea, calligraphy is considered one of the highest forms of art — and this show gathers some of the highest ...