Writing Team Shares Monumental Love of Providence

Ever wonder about the fantastic monuments, sculptures, statuaries etc. in Providence? So has the father-and-daughter writing team Paul and Heather Anne Caranci, who wrote a book about it: “Monumental Providence: Legends of History in Sculpture, Statuary, Monuments, and Memorials.” And on April 27, they’ll be talking about it at the Saylesville Meeting House, 374 Great Road, Lincoln, from 6:30-8 p.m., with a reception and book signing to follow at the Arnold House at 487 Great Road. The writing duo will discuss how they assembled a self-guided tour of each statue, monument, memorial and sculpture in the city, a unique guide presenting 100 pieces of public art. They explain the motivation behind a sculpture’s placement in the city and the artist’s intent in creating the piece.

The talk is free to Historic New England members and Saylesville Friends, and $5 for nonmembers. Registration is recommended by calling 401-728-9696 online at www.historicnewengland.org

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