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Daily Five: Social Media and Art

Five Things To Know For Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

1. Hundreds of original works of art are on display and for sale at the 108th Little Pictures Show & Sale in Providence. The Maxwell Mays and Dodge House Galleries are open Monday to Wednesday and Friday noon to 5 p.m., Thursday noon to 6 p.m., and Weekends noon to 4 p.m. All the exhibitions are free.

2. , is exhibiting selected work from her series on social media until Jan. 1, at the Madison Art Cinemas at 761 Boston Post Rd., in Madison.

“My art seeks to reveal man’s compulsive tendencies through an exploration of our often volatile relationship to technological advances, specifically social media," Haley Lynn Smith said. "My goal is to produce an environment, which urges the viewer to question the nature of connectivity. My hope is that after viewing my sculptures one will leave with a new perspective on Our New Relationship.”

The exhibit is free.

3. Children's Dentistry of Westerly is hosting a holiday food drive for the families in the community. All donations will go to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and the Jonnycake Center of Westerly. Donations are accepted at 130c Granite Street, Westerly, R.I., Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4. Coffee was rationed in the U.S. beginning on Nov. 29, 1942. According to History.com rationing occurred two reasons: "(1) to guarantee a fair distribution of resources and foodstuffs to all citizens; and (2) to give priority to military use for certain raw materials, given the present emergency."

5. Today's thought: " One of the secrets to a happy life is continuous small treats." —Iris Murdoch

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