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Homebuying Myths Debunked” – Free Virtual Workshop set for June 5

In recognition of June as National Homeownership Month, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) and Pawtucket Central Falls Development (PCF Development) are partnering to host a free workshop aimed at helping more Rhode Islanders realize the American dream. Designed specifically for first-time homebuyers, the virtual session will be held live on Zoom on Wednesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m.

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BankRI Awards $105,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Community programs across the state have received a funding boost thanks to Bank Rhode Island (BankRI). The bank recently awarded a total of $105,000 in charitable grants to 30 local nonprofits. Among the funded initiatives are those that provide education and mentorship to youth, and programs that provide basic needs supports.

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No-Cost Homebuyer Workshop to be Offered Virtually on April 10th

In today’s tight and competitive housing market, buyers stand to benefit from expert insights and a better understanding of the trends impacting the homebuying experience. Being offered at no cost to all who are interested, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) and Pawtucket Central Falls Development (PCF Development) are teaming up to present a virtual workshop for potential homebuyers on April 10.

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BankRI Galleries Present Thea Ernest – Turks Head Gallery

Thea Ernest has the aura and presence of a dear family friend or a valued aunt, not what most imagine the image of a lifelong artist and creative to be. But Ernest is just that. From her early childhood, Ernest was that kid always drawing in the school’s art room. Thea came to the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1980s to study jewelry and light metals and although she describes herself “as the most boring-looking person on the RISD campus,” Ernest is decidedly not boring in her approach to life and art.

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BankRI Galleries Present Ben Watkins – North Kingstown Gallery

BankRI Galleries is pleased to present work by Rhode Island-based artist Ben Watkins. Born in Kentucky, Ben earned his BA from Murray University and his MFA from RISD. Tucked into a woodsy cul-de-sac in Lincoln, Rhode Island Ben works from a spacious studio workshop with reverent, methodical attention to his large-scale works that inhabit the space between art & design. Woven wood pieces in ash, walnut & oak, both wall hangings and partitions, also function as furniture.

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BankRI Galleries Present Ben Watkins – Pitman Street Gallery

BankRI Galleries is pleased to present work by Rhode Island-based artist Ben Watkins at its Pitman Street Gallery March 7 through May 1, 2024. The gallery is located at 137 Pitman Street, Providence, R.I. 02906. Born in Kentucky, Ben earned his BA from Murray University, and his MFA from RISD. Ben works out of his studio in Lincoln, RI as a furniture designer and sculptor. Employing materials such as wood, plaster, gold leaf, and glass, Ben’s sculptures function as both art and design.

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All BankRI branches and offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.