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'Shade Guy's' Work Goes on Display

The March exhibit at the Barrington library will show off the creations of artisan Charles Nadeau, who can make window shades out of your favorite fabric.

Handcrafted fabric window roller shades created by the “shade guy” go on display in the Barrington library starting Friday.

The exhibit runs for the month of March. It will display the work of Warren artisan Charles Nadeau.

Nadeau creates laminated window shades made of cottons, polyesters, blends, sheer fabrics, silk fabrics and other high-end fabrics.

“My most enjoyable and creative projects come when employing non-traditional fabrics combined with unique visions,” said Nadeau. “Such as silk with velvet or hand painted rough cottons with fine crafted wood details.

“My ideas tend to combine opposite textures and forms,” said Nadeau.

You can find Nadeau’s work online as well at www.myshadeguy.com

Exhibit hours are the library’s hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

You can contact the library at 401-247-1920 for more information.

native February 28, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Ok so now we have retail outlets displaying there product at the library! What's next? Maybe The Home Depot and Lowes could sell windows out of the library.
Meg Jones February 28, 2013 at 03:58 PM
FAB which is For Anything But alcohol drugs or tobacco has beautiful tile murals with self portraits of children and positive quotes to promote being a role model and doing good things! We have asked the library for 8 years to display our student artwork in the stairwell on the way up to the children's section and they said they wanted to leave the walls empty. I have requested to hang the murals as featured art and the director said she could not promote a private business??? I own Weirdgirl Creations Pottery Studio and we SPONSOR and PAY for all materials for the NOT FOR PROFIT tile murals. They are on display locally at Piezonni's and SHAWS. Starbucks gives us 1 month (wish they gave us a few more) but we have 10 murals created by CHILDREN in this community during our last years SUMMER ART WORKSHOP which we would love to display in a high traffic area/business/library/doctors office. When I see that the library is promoting a business, although I think that is a GOOD thing, I wish they would support the FAB tile mural project.
native February 28, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Meg it's a shame that those beautiful murals have never been displayed at the library. They turned you down but allow a private business for profit from out of town to sell there goods. How is that put ahead of FAB?
Meg Jones February 28, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Thank you! And again I don't mind businesses in the community getting some advertising as we all donate our goods and services to the schools and other organizations. But when a Library director who's job is funded by our tax dollars does not allow a positive message via childrens art to be displayed in a public space it is a bit disappointing. I did bring it up to the Town Manager a few years ago and he advised me that it was entirely the Library directors decision. I would still love to see the murals on display in the stairwell on the way to the children's area. Such beautiful art with a positive message to keep the dialogue flowing about doing good things, being a role model and making good choices! Thank you for the supportive words, so nice to hear.

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