Community & Arts

hammetts bell

Bells have long been a symbol of significance in maritime history. They are used to note the arrival of notable guests, mark the daily routine aboard naval ves sels, and serve as warning signals in the fog. The Hammetts Bell was manufactured in 1872 by Vanduzen & Tift at its Buckeye Bell Foundry in Cincinnati, and likely hung in a church steeple. Vanduzen was founded in 1837 and produced cannons during the Civil War to support the Union war effort. The company made thousands of bells until it closed in the early 1950’s, and has the distinction of founding the largest bell cast in America.

The bell has its original clapper, but is rung only on special occasions. Our neighbors and guests need their beauty sleep!

ARTS

Art is an essential part of what we’re all about. We’ve carefully curated work from artists with strong Newport ties that grace our rooms and public spaces.

A balance of beauty and grit, these pieces capture and celebrate the true spirit of Newport.

COMMUNITY

Engaging with our Newport community is a priority for us. We do this through active outreach and collaboration with organizations and individuals who make up the rich fabric of this incredible place. If you have an idea, or an event, or a way for us to further our mission, please get in touch!

Randi Milewski is our general manager and can be reached at Randi. Milewski@hammettshotel.com.

 

CURRENT ARTIST

Onne van der Wal

For the past 30 years, Onne has traveled between tropical destinations and icy reaches of the globe in search of breathtaking photo opportunities. He mixes scenes from the nautical world with dramatic backdrops to create his award winning images. Formerly a professional yacht racer, Onne (pronounced On-ah) found his passion for photography while competing in the Whitbread Around the World Race as a member of the Dutch team’s famous entry, Flyer. Using every opportunity to capture on film the incredible action of racing on the open oceans, he specialized in dangling high atop a mast some 100 feet above the rising swell. It was this dramatic work that launched his successful marine photography career.  These days, Onne prefers to chase light and beautiful scenery found in picturesque coves, action packed regattas, and bustling nautical towns around the world, including his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island.

A member of Canon’s prestigious “Explorers of Light” program for photographers, Onne has refined his photography skills, adapted to shoot HD video on DSLR and dedicated Canon video cameras, and is one of the most admired and prolific shooters in the nautical world. His stature as an “Explorer” has him sharing his photographic passion and expertise with seminars, lectures and workshops throughout the United States. Onne has a studio and retail gallery of his work in downtown Newport – the heart of the sailing and yachting community on the east coast.  From this location, Onne’s gallery sells his favorite fine art photography as Limited Edition Giclée Prints in a collection of nearly 300 signed and numbered images to choose from. The gallery features an abundant supply of beautifully printed photos on canvas wraps, printed on aluminum, mounted on Plexiglas, as well as framed in standard and custom frames, all in a variety of sizes.  All the images are printed with a Canon iPf 8100 large format printer with Canon archival paper and inks.

Tenley, Onne’s wife and a former interior designer, has a flair for arranging collections of Onne’s prints for home, office, hotel or public installation and is often on hand to lend her expertise to your artwork selection.  With photographs spanning his 30 years of shooting, there is something for everyone in his collection, which features nautical details, beaches and boats, harbors, regattas, coastal scenes and landscapes.

A percentage of sale proceeds benefit the MLK Community Center of Newport.

In partnership with Newport Curates & Jessica Hagen Fine Art

Price list available upon request.

 

INQUIRIES

newport.curates@gmail.com

For the past 30 years, Onne has traveled between tropical destinations and icy reaches of the globe in search of breathtaking photo opportunities. He mixes scenes from the nautical world with dramatic backdrops to create his award winning images. Formerly a professional yacht racer, Onne (pronounced On-ah) found his passion for photography while competing in the Whitbread Around the World Race as a member of the Dutch team’s famous entry, Flyer. Using every opportunity to capture on film the incredible action of racing on the open oceans, he specialized in dangling high atop a mast some 100 feet above the rising swell. It was this dramatic work that launched his successful marine photography career.  These days, Onne prefers to chase light and beautiful scenery found in picturesque coves, action packed regattas, and bustling nautical towns around the world, including his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island.

A member of Canon’s prestigious “Explorers of Light” program for photographers, Onne has refined his photography skills, adapted to shoot HD video on DSLR and dedicated Canon video cameras, and is one of the most admired and prolific shooters in the nautical world. His stature as an “Explorer” has him sharing his photographic passion and expertise with seminars, lectures and workshops throughout the United States. Onne has a studio and retail gallery of his work in downtown Newport – the heart of the sailing and yachting community on the east coast.  From this location, Onne’s gallery sells his favorite fine art photography as Limited Edition Giclée Prints in a collection of nearly 300 signed and numbered images to choose from. The gallery features an abundant supply of beautifully printed photos on canvas wraps, printed on aluminum, mounted on Plexiglas, as well as framed in standard and custom frames, all in a variety of sizes.  All the images are printed with a Canon iPf 8100 large format printer with Canon archival paper and inks.

Tenley, Onne’s wife and a former interior designer, has a flair for arranging collections of Onne’s prints for home, office, hotel or public installation and is often on hand to lend her expertise to your artwork selection.  With photographs spanning his 30 years of shooting, there is something for everyone in his collection, which features nautical details, beaches and boats, harbors, regattas, coastal scenes and landscapes.

A percentage of sale proceeds benefit the MLK Community Center of Newport.

In partnership with Newport Curates & Jessica Hagen Fine Art

Price list available upon request.

 

INQUIRIES

newport.curates@gmail.com

Permanent Collection