Jerry Garcia's artwork on tour and for sale
Marking the 10th anniversary of Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia's death, a national touring exhibition of his art works will be at Warwick's Crowne Plaza Hotel this weekend.
The Image Makers company will show for sale 50 pieces of Garcia's art, including silkscreens, lithographs and an original watercolor painting.
Before becoming a professional musician, Garcia was a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, and he continued to create art while he was with the band. Most of the works in the show are from the period 1985 to 1995. Garcia died of a heart attack Aug. 9, 1995, while staying at a California drug treatment center. He was 53.
Most of the works in the sale are priced from $500 to $4,500, with the more expensive ones hand-signed by Garcia.
Other stops on the tour include Albany, Chicago and Atlantic City.
Admission to the Warwick show is free; hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is at 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. For directions or information, call (401) 732-6000. Information about the art works in the show is available at www.imagemakersart.com