Gallery Night Providence

May 15, 5-9 PM in 22 Providence Galleries

Press Release Providence – For additional information and images, please contact Ida Schmulowitz at 401 490-2042 or at

What: Gallery Night Providence
When: May 15
What Time: 5 to 9 p.m.
Info: Call us at 401 490-2042 or visit our web site for up-to-date information,
Where: Starting from Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and traveling to 22 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites. Guided tours begin at 5:20 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7pm.

COLLECTORS’ TOURS: Meet everyday art lovers who love to collect.
Surrounding themselves with the art they love, collectors dive in head first, visiting galleries and artists’ studios. Listen as they tell stories of their collecting adventures and personal discoveries. Catch their enthusiasm about the art they discover and the artists they meet. Start your own collection – Gallery Night will give you a small print by Rhode Island artist Kathy Hodge for free. Nancy Hart will be leading the Collectors’ Tour in May.

NEW GALLERIES FOR THE 2014 SEASON: Adirah, ArtProv, Cate Charles Gallery, and Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame

CELEBRITY GUIDES FOR MAY: Painter Nancy Hart, Writer and Photographer Charles Pinning, and Artist Tom West

Celebrating the Designs of Future Architects (AIAri)
Honoring The Arts in RI at The Fleur De Lys (Anthony Tomaselli:Painter)
“Color Sense” (ArtProv Gallery)
Work from Wheeler School Students (Chazan Gallery)
“Brown 250 Anniversary Exhibition Part II”(David Winton Bell Gallery)
Lucy Stevens (Dryden Gallery)
Paulette Carr & Elena Obelenus (Galleries of the Providence Art Club)
Photographs, Prints, and Multiples (Gallery Z/Studio Z)
NONSPACE a group exhibition curated by Matthew King (GRIN)
European Landscapes (Joan McConaghy:Painter)
The Art of Sound (The Peaceable Kingdom)
Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast (The RISD Museum of Art)
Landscapes (Sandra DeSano Pezzullo / DeSano Studio Fine Art)
John Rufo (Studio Hop)
Annual PS2014 Exhibit and The Gift of Art to the State of Rhode Island (URI)

5:20 Contemporary Art and Design Tour
Gallery Belleau
The Peaceable Kingdom
Three Wheel Studio

5:40 Contemporary Cutting Edge Tour
David Winton Bell Gallery
RISD Museum of Art
Studio Z

6:00 Contemporary Tour
Anthony Tomaselli: Painter
Cate Charles Gallery
Dryden Gallery @ Providence Picture Frame
Studio Hop

5:20 Collectors’ Tour
Royal Gallery

5:40 Downtown Walking Tour

7:00 Traditional Tour
Galleries of the Providence Art Club
Joan McConaghy: Painter
John Brown House Museum
Sandra Pezzullo: De Sano Fine Art

Nancy Hart
Self-taught, More or Less
I spent my formative years in Western MA where I attended UMASS Amherst as an English Major. Like many kids, I enjoyed painting and drawing, but never pictured taking it very far. Then, when I was living in Worcester in my late 20’s, I started drawing nearly every day. I practiced until I got to the point where I wouldn’t feel embarrassed taking a class, which I did at the Worcester Art Museum School. I lucked into studying with Robert Douglas Hunter, a great still life painter, and went on to take more classes, one at a time.
When I moved to Providence over 30 years ago, I accidentally drank from the water fountain on Benefit Street, because I haven’t moved since. I’ve always worked full time to support myself. I availed myself of the Continuing Ed courses at RISD, most of them at night, which I relished; life drawing, portraiture, painting, book arts. Because I’m a part-time artist, my pace has been rather turtle-like, compared to full time painters. Nonetheless, I’ve had opportunities to exhibit work regularly. Eighteen years ago I became a member of the Providence Art Club, where I exhibit and take classes.
I live in the West Broadway area. The view from the front of my home is unlovely, but out back I’ve cultivated a garden where I grow dahlias and feed the birds, including a spirited little Downy Woodpecker who eats suet cakes all winter. In addition to garden plants, I collect hands made in many materials – wood, ceramic, metal. And I also have a collection of bottles, old ones. Sometimes friends dig one up in their yards, and it makes its way into a still life painting. I’m fascinated by translucence and direct painting, rather than using washes or glazes. Right now, some of my small paintings are on view at the West Side Diner, in the Armory District.

Charles Pinning is a writer and photographer living in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of the acclaimed novel, IRREPLACEABLE.

His writing appears regularly on the pages of the Providence Journal, as well as in various magazines and literary journals. His photographs can also be found on the pages of the Journal, as well as in magazines, galleries, and private collections.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he currently teaches in the Writing & Rhetoric Dept. at the University of Rhode Island.

Tom West received an honorable discharge from the US Navy and holds an
Associate in Fine Arts degree from Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). He is a United States Navy War Veteran turned professional artist. His personal work tackles issues of war, politics, and popular culture.

West directed the ScreenWorks department at RiverzEdge Arts
Project from 2008-2012, placing it at the forefront of Providence area screen printing culture/business, using the unstoppable combo of street credit and the power of engaged youth energy.

He recently launched his own Design/clothing company out of his Artist studio (69 Troy St. Providence RI.) called ‘WESTminster INK.’ Were he still reaches out by having MET school students learn creative practice through his mentorship. West sits on the Board of Wooly Fair, volunteers at The Steel Yard and is a long-time supporter of AS220.

West worked nights at DUSK (301 Harris Ave. Providence RI.), bartending and assuming the role of Manager. At DUSK, West further promoted the arts by sponsoring TUESDAY®, an evening for artists to display art/creativity and create music. TUESDAY® was nominated by The Providence Phoenix “BEST OF RI”.

West’s work is full of color, bold in its subject matter, and just fun to look at. All his work is created from recycled materials. He has consistently shown work professionally and through urban marketing campaigns (of sorts). West prefers the term “saturate” when asked about his role as an Artist in our Creative Capitol.

From the South
* Take I-95 northbound to Exit 21 (Broadway)
* Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Broadway
* Bear a right onto Empire Street
* Take the second right at light onto Washington Street
* Take a right on to Greene Street and take a left into the second parking lot on the left (for One Regency Plaza)
* Concierge will direct you
From the North
* Take I-95 southbound to Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue)
* At the third light, turn left onto Washington Street
* Take a left on to Greene Street and take a left into the second parking lot on the left (for One Regency Plaza)
* Concierge will direct you

CLOSED FOR MAY GALLERY NIGHT: Bank RI Gallery, Bert Gallery, Krause Gallery, Providence College Galleries

2014 Galleries include:
Anthony Tomaselli : Painter
BankRI Turks Head Gallery
Bert Gallery at Corliss Landing
Cate Charles Gallery
Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry
David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University
Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame
The Galleries of the Providence Art Club
Gallery Belleau
Gallery Z
Joan McConaghy: Painter
John Brown House Museum
Krause Gallery at Moses Brown
Peaceable Kingdom
Providence College Galleries
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Royal Gallery
Studio Hop
Sandra DeSano Pezzullo / DeSano Studio Fine Art
Three Wheel Studio
URI Feinstein Providence Gallery

From the South
* Take I-95 northbound to Exit 21 (Broadway)
* Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Broadway
* Bear a right onto Empire Street
* Take the second right at light onto Washington Street
* Take a right on to Greene Street and take a left into the second parking lot on the left (for One Regency Plaza)
* Concierge will direct you
From the North
* Take I-95 southbound to Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue)
* At the third light, turn left onto Washington Street
* Take a left on to Greene Street and take a left into the second parking lot on the left (for One Regency Plaza)
* Concierge will direct you

The Arcade
65 Weybosset Street
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Manga Shuman, owner

Adirah began selling to the public in 2012 from the collections of private art dealers from the Midwest. The store features a variety of art, jewelry and textiles from many countries throughout Africa. Intricate wood carvings, bronze statues, and a range of masks that are one-of-a kind items from the late 1800s and early 1900s which can’t be found in an ordinary Gallery. Whether you are in the market for a museum quality statue, a statement piece to catch someone’s eye, or a beautiful new hand carved necklace, Adirah has something for you.

*AIA ri
The Windows on Architecture Gallery
158 Washington Street
Hours by Appointment
In the month of May AIAri will be showing the work of students in the ACE Mentoring Program and the Met School. We will be celebrating the designs of future architects!

*Anthony Tomaselli ; Painter
The Historic Fleur de Lys Studio
at The Providence Art Club
7 Thomas St

*ArtProv Gallery
150 Chestnut Street, Third Floor
Hours by appointment only
ArtProv gallery Announces Closing Reception for “Color Sense” on May 15 Gallery Night
Providence, Rhode Island, April 1, 2014 – ArtProv gallery, a new contemporary gallery in the Jewelry District’s historic Doran Building, announced today that the last chance for viewers to see its inaugural exhibit, “Color Sense,” will be during Gallery Night on May 15th.
“Color Sense” features numerous bold, vibrant works by four evocative artists:
• Judy Araujo Volkmann. Judy’s figures and portraits are often in states of being reflective, engaged, celebratory, or confrontational. In her works, Judy’s aim is to capture movement as well as the physical characteristics and psychological aspects of being human. (
• Mary Jane Andreozzi. Mary Jane’s work is inspired by the grace, strength, and beauty of the natural world. Her series of wax drawings on wood and stone express an inner energy that leans towards symbolism and becomes more than a realistic rendering. (
• Nick Paciorek. Cityscape artist Nick Paciorek is drawn to major metropolitan areas for the interplay between figures, architecture, light and color that continually shift from dawn til dusk. Large cities with active skylines, busy streets, and hard edges are one of his favorite subjects. (
• Kate Hoyer. Kate Hoyer is known for her signature style of painting in stripes and colors, giving ordinary subjects such as animals and flowers a unique presence. In her works, painting them in stripes echoes how integrated they have become. (
Following “Color Sense,” ArtProv gallery will hold a one-artist show featuring Linnea Toney Leeming in an exhibit titled “Inspired Color,” starting May 31.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the gallery’s successful launch and the reception we’ve received from the arts community and the general public,” said Michele Aucoin, co-owner of the ArtProv gallery. “Now that we’ve made our introduction, we look forward to further defining our space by continuing to share an eclectic mix of artists and pieces in the future. Our next show is another representation of ArtProv gallery’s vision, and we hope to see Gallery Night patrons back in June for that exhibit.”
ArtProv is open on all Gallery Nights and by appointment. For more information, visit, call 401-641-5182 or email

*BankRI Gallery
One Turks Head Place
401.456.5000 x1330
Mon-Weds 8:30am-4pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-5pm

Bank RI Gallery is closed for May Gallery Night

*Bert Gallery at Corliss Landing
540 South Water Street
Retail hours during exhibits: Weds – Fri 11am – 5pm
Saturday 12 – 4 and by appointment
Check website or call for latest exhibit information
Bert Gallery is closed for May Gallery Night

*Cate Charles Gallery
251 South Main St.
Facebook page: Cate Charles Gallery
Tues-Sun 10-6
Mon-Tues by Appointment
Check Website or FB for evening hours and exhibition openings
New Beginnings/Eclecticism

Cate Charles Gallery recently relocated from Stonington CT to Providence RI. The owner/dirctor, Kimberly Charles brings with her a talented group of 10 emerging and established artists from the New England area. She has also added a new group of artists living in and around Providence. The paintings range in style from the abstract expressionism of Ken Steinkamp, and metaphorical semi-abstract canvases of Harriet Moore Ballard, to the contemporary impressionism of Sheila Barbone to the surrealism of Shari Weschler Rubeck to the unique realism of Susan Stephenson and Annie Wildey. The gallery’s objective is to show the viewer how great artwork of all styles make for interest and eclecticism when hung side by side in a collection.

*The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
228 Angell Street
Tues-Sat 11am-4pm
Sun 2-4pm
The Chazan Gallery will present work from Wheeler school students in April, May, and June.

Rudely Elegant Jewelry
17 Peck Street
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-4pm
Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry opened in 1985 and carries jewelry and
clocks from over 120 artists, including 30 of which are local. Copacetic
also carries a variety of unique gadgets and repairs are done not only on
fine jewelry, but also on sterling silver, antique, and costume jewelry.
Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry Inc. after residing in the Arcade since 1985 is now located just 100 steps away, across Weybosset St. next to the Providence Cookie Co. at 17 Peck St.

*David Winton Bell Gallery
List Art Center
Brown University
64 College Street
401.862.9393 fax
Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
Sat-Sun 1-4pm
April 12-May 25
“Brown 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Part 11”
In celebration of Brown University’s 250th Anniversary, the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present a series of one-person exhibitions by distinguished alumni. The works of Dawn Clements ‘86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ‘87, and Kerry Tribe ‘97 will be on view from February 15 to March 30. The second round of exhibitions, featuring the work of Sarah Morris ‘89, Rob Reynolds ‘90, and Taryn Simon ‘97 will be shown from April 12 through May 25.
These six alumni artists have established significant careers within the visual arts and were chosen to represent a diverse range of media. Incorporating drawings, paintings, sculpture, photographs, videos, and films, the artists create aesthetically diverse works. While there is no identifiable Brownian aesthetic, as Ralph Rugoff ’80 notes in his catalogue essay, “all seem to make art that grows out of expansive and invigoratingly skeptical ways of reading.” Each in her/his own way, investigates and interprets social and cultural phenomena.
Paul Ramirez Jonas’s sculpture The Commons is modeled on an ancient Roman equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. The original in the Capitoline Museum in Rome, is joined by a full-scale bronze copy that has stood at the top of Lincoln Field on Brown’s campus since 1908. The material of the Ramirez Jonas’s sculpture—cork and pushpins—suggests that the object is not simply a statue but also a platform for participation. The artist intends that viewers contribute messages and notes, pinning them to the base of the statue. Countering the modernist concept of the auteur, Ramirez Jonas invites the viewer to join him in the completion of the work.
Dawn Clement and Kerry Tribe translate and reconfigure pre-existing cinematic texts. Clements examines the spaces of cinematic melodrama, mapping the interior environments in which these films unfold. In her twenty-foot long drawing Mrs. Jessica Drummond (My Reputation, 1946)—which was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial—Clements references My Reputation a 1947 film starring Barbara Stanwyck. Using only black ballpoint pen she stitches together a panoramic view of the protagonist’s bedroom. Clements’s architectural interiors challenge the conventions of drawing: folded, pressed, creased, and hanging loosely, they cover the walls like textured fabric. Additional works in the exhibition demonstrate the delicacy with which Clements employs color inks and washes.
Kerry Tribe will present There Will Be ________, a half-hour video that conflates the real and fictional histories of the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Utilized as a backdrop of numerous Hollywood films—from The Big Lebowski to There Will be Blood—Greystone Mansion was also the site of a real-life drama: a double murder. Tribe unites these histories by using dialogue drawn from the commercial films to script five competing and plausible accounts of the murders, which she films in the mansion. The evolving scenarios and repeated dialogue create a sense of confusion that speaks to the slippery slope of truth and fiction, and how media can obscure our remembrances of past events.
*Dryden Gallery
at Providence Picture Frame
27 Dryden Lane
Providence, Rhode Island 02904
May 15-June 30
Lucy Stevens
Opening in the downstairs Red Gallery May 15, Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame is pleased to present the colorful folk art paintings of Lucy Stevens. Lucy’s sense of color ,combined with social attitude, is sure to spark the viewer’s imagination. The show runs from May 15 through June 30.
Continuing upstairs in the Grand Gallery is Beyond White, the well received show of paintings by Wendyll Brown, Sharon Cutts and Nadia Mahfuz.
The ground floor Red Gallery is an intimate setting ideal for showcasing individual artists, while the Grand Gallery encompasses the cavernous third floor of one of Providence’s most celebrated restored mill buildings.

*Gallery Belleau
424 Wickenden Street
Tues-Sun 11-5
Or by luck or appointment
“For those who seek the Unique”
Gallery Belleau is a showcase for over 50 local and nationally known American artists and craftsmen. Visitors will find creations in glass, clay, wood, metal, jewelry, paint and more.

*The Galleries of the Providence Art Club
11 Thomas Street
Mon-Fri 12-4
Sat-Sun 2-4
April 21- May 9, 2014
Maxwell Mays Gallery : Providence Art Club : Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition
Dodge House Gallery : Nancy Gaucher-Thomas & Mimo Gordon Riley : Paper, Canvas, Film
Opening Reception : Sunday, April 27, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Galleries Closed : Sunday, April 20th in observance of Easter

May 11 – May 30, 2014
Maxwell Mays Gallery : Nina Ackmann, Carol Shelton, & Judy Vilmain : Three Worlds Considered
Dodge House Gallery : Paulette Carr & Elena Obelenus
Opening Receptions : Sunday, May 11, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Gallery Night Providence : Thursday, May 15, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Galleries Closed : Saturday, May 24 – Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day

*Gallery/Studio Z
Home of Art Mobile “Moby”
25 Eagle Street
The Butcher Block Mill
Providence, RI 02908
Thurs and Sat 12-6pm or by appt./chance
Receptions every third Thurs 5-9pm 12 months/year.
May 8-June 7
Photographs, Prints, and Multiples
Opening Reception Thursday May 15 5-9pm

Gallery Z’s “Noah’s Art”
A Souq/Bazaar
259 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI 02903
Thurs- Sat 12-8, Sun. 12-6. Or by appt./chance
At STUDIO Z: PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS AND MULTIPLES – at Butcher Block Mill, May 8 – June 7, 2014. Opening Reception Thursday, May 15, 5-9PM.
Please also come in for coffee & tea-time in “Moby” the ArtMobile at Studio Z, on Saturdays from 12-3. The coffee will be provided by Providence’s own Coffee Exchange.
Art work on exhibit will be comprised of numerous artists, including several highly recognizable and/or renowned: Serigraphs by Anthony Quinn, works by Marc Chagall, Mihail Chemiakin, Salvador Dali, Honoré Daumier, Albrecht Durer, Alan Metnick, Photographers David Black (new to the Gallery Z stable), Sandor Bodo, Stephan Brigidi, William Daby, Virginia Delgado, David DeMelim, Linda DiFrenna, John Hames, Valerie Kitchin, Aristide Maillol, Salvatore Mancini, Angelo Marinosci, Jr., Phillip Palombo, Robert Peabody, III, Howard Rubenstein, Howard Schulman and other photographers / artists/ printmakers* from the Gallery Z/Studio Stable.

Misrepresented reproductions often surface in the art market. Studio Z will be exhibiting examples of the variety of skilled processes used to create authentic prints,* serving as an exploration into the history of prints and multiples reflected against social, political, industrial or purely aesthetic contexts, while spanning the larger history of art. This exhibition will showcase the numerous techniques used by printmakers, including to produce limited edition prints, lithographs, woodcuts, etchings, engravings and serigraphs.
*Traditional Printmaking processes for fine art printmaking include Lithography (Planographic), Intaglio (Engraving, Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint, Carborundum, Mezzotint, Photogravure) Relief (Woodcuts/Chiaroscuro, Linocuts, Monotype), Screenprinting (Serigraphy, Stencil).
Studio/Gallery Z Visual Arts and Performance Space is located at “The Garage”, Butcher Block Mill, 25 Eagle Street, Providence, RI 02908, 401-751-1970.

StudioZ regular hours are Thursdays & Saturday from 12-4 pm, or by chance, or by appointment. Studio/Gallery Z is a tax free Zone.

At GALLERY Z/Federal Hill –
Gallery Z’s Noah’s Art: A Souq/Bazaar.
The large exhibit room currently displays a diverse selection of original Fine Art works (paintings, photographs, drawings, glass, sculptures, collages, assemblages) from Gallery Z’s deep stable of Fine Artists: locally, nationally or internationally renowned, along with an extensive selection of jewelry and specialty Armenian handicrafts. Soon arriving will be folk & naïf art, antiques & collectibles, figurines and handmade gift items from around the world, a constantly evolving collection as owner Berge Zobian works with new designers and designs in order to offer distinctive art-related pieces. The adjacent collection room is “Dreamy Venice”, about half of which is bursting with a wide array of styles of luminous handmade Murano glass jewelry and small glassware gifts, all chosen and imported from Venice by Gallery Associate Linda Kamajian in a veritable rainbow of colors. The other half of the collection room complements and expands the vibrant local Federal Hill Italian cultural atmosphere with many Fine Art paintings and photographs related to Italy by established Gallery Z Fine Artists.

Gallery Z/Gallery Z’s Noah’s Art is located on Federal Hill, 259 Atwells Ave, Providence RI, 02903. (401) 454-8844.
Gallery Z regular hours are Thursdays -Saturday from 12-8 pm, frequent Sundays, or by chance, or by appointment.

Studio/Gallery Z are both tax free Zones.

60 Valley Street #3
Open Saturdays 12PM – 5PM
Other days by announcement, appointment and chance.
May 17th – June 14th


A group exhibition curated by Matthew King

Nonspace brings together the work of six artists working in Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland to present an exhibition of sculpture, painting, and time-based media. Through the cross pollination of materials, Nonspace questions the institutionalized visual systems that characterize genres and traditions. These materials challenge their functionality and undermine their own definitions.

Julia Cseko
Matthew King
Joseph Leroux
Clark Mclean Graham
Jessica Pinsky
Nathan Wellman


Matthew King was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1986. He earned a BFA from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 and was the recipient of the Edward Movitz painting award. His work has been included in exhibitions throughout the United States including Boston MA, Brooklyn NY, Providence RI, and Austin TX. He currently lives and works in Somerville MA. Nonspace marks his curatorial debut.

About GRIN:
GRIN is a contemporary art gallery located at the plant in the historic Olneyville district in Providence, Rhode Island. Our mission is to stimulate fresh dialogue while continuing to promote the development of the local creative community. Our hope is to promote an intellectually demanding yet aesthetically pleasing environment focusing on the work of young, student, and emerging artists across mediums. Our intent is to offer exposure for these artists, where a strong devotion to their craft will be respected and matched by our own. For more information about our artists and previous exhibitions, please visit:

*Joan McConaghy: Painter
The Providence Art Club’s
Deacon Taylor House
9 Thomas Street
Hours by appointment or by chance
My work is described as bold, saturated, and vibrant. I paint diversified subject matter, but specialize in Celtic environment
I specialize in European landscapes, especially Ireland, but paint a wide range of compositions, in addition to commissioned pieces. My work falls within the abstract realism genre. I use a colorful, balanced palette to capture a sense of harmony. My intent is to capture the essence of a moment in time evoking feelings of warmth and gratitude.

During the March Gallery Night tour my studio will display a series of animal portraits along with landscape paintings.

My studio is located on the first floor in the historic Deacon Taylor House at the Providence Art Club on College Hill.

*John Brown House Museum
52 Power Street

Fri-Sat 10am-4pm
Tues-Fri 1-4pm &
Sat 10am-4pm
Call for tour times

About the Rhode Island Historical Society
Founded in 1822, the RIHS is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House and Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Library of Rhode Island History, where archival, book and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket the RIHS manages the Museum of Work and Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.
*Krause Gallery
Moses Brown School
250 Lloyd Avenue
Directors Kristin S. Street & Adrienne Adeyemi
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
School holidays & evenings by appointment
Krause Gallery is closed for May Gallery Night

*The Peaceable Kingdom
116 Ives Street
Tues-Sat 11am-6pm
and by appointment

The Art of Sound
Sing, center and celebrate together with us on Gallery Night as we share our newly expanded collection of gongs and Tibetan singing bowls.

*Providence College Galleries
East campus (Eaton Street Gate)

Robert F. and Mary Anne Reilly Gallery
Smith Center for the Arts
Mon-Fri 11am-4pm and by appointment

Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery
Hunt-Cavanagh Hall
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and by appointment
Emerging Artists/University/International

Next to the Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts
Next to the Hunt Cavanagh Gallery

Wheelchair Accessible, both locations
Providence College Galleries are closed for May Gallery Night

*The RISD Museum of Art
20 North Main Street
Tues-Sun 10am-5pm
Thurs 10am-9pm
RISD Museum
All galleries open until 9pm. Free admission!
May 15, 5–9 pm

6–8 pm | Hands-On Art
Create your own art in the galleries with the guidance of an art instructor. Each session is inspired by works on view. All materials provided, no experience necessary.

7–7:30 pm | Art Shots
Explore art and design spanning centuries and cultures through gallery talks by student artists and art historians.

Southeastern New England’s only comprehensive art museum, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design—also known as the RISD Museum—was established in 1874. Its permanent collection of more than 86,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art from every part of the world—including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and art of all periods from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, up to the latest in contemporary art. The Museum also offers a wide array of educational and public programs to more than 100,000 visitors annually.


Graphic Design: Now in Production
Through Sunday, August 3, 2014
Designers use color, typography, images, symbols and systems to make the surfaces around us come alive with meaning. The revolutions in desktop computing and networked communication have raised public awareness of graphic design. Today, the field continues to shift as new technologies and social movements change the way we make and consume media.
Graphic Design: Now in Production explores some of the most vibrant graphic design work produced since 2000, including magazines, newspapers, books and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, institutions and subcultures; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.

Andy Warhol’s Photographs
Through Sunday, June 29, 2014
More than 150 Polaroid and black-and-white photographs by Andy Warhol, the icon of American Pop, provide a rich sampling of the tens of thousands of photographs Warhol took between 1970 and 1987. The exhibition also celebrates a gift to the RISD Museum through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast
Through Sunday, July 6, 2014
“It’s a pretty racy view of porcelain,” artist Arlene Shechet (RISD MFA, Ceramics) tells Artforum of Meissen Recast, the first U.S. exhibition of her one-of-a-kind Meissen sculptures. In this two-gallery show, works Shechet produced during her recent artist residency at the world-renowned Meissen Manufactory interact with the Museum’s entire collection of more than 200 historical Meissen figurines and tableware—connecting the past and present, fine arts and decorative arts.

*Royal Gallery
298 Atwells Avenue
1647 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI
Tues-Weds 12-6pm
Thurs-Sat 12-8pm
By Appointment or by chance

*Sandra DeSano Pezzullo / DeSano Studio Fine Art
The Providence Art Club’s Deacon Taylor House
9 Thomas Street
Facebook: Desano Studio
Open Gallery Night 5-9pm or by appointment or chance
About The Gallery: DeSano Studio is a one person working studio as well as an exhibition gallery space on the first floor of The Deacon Taylor House which is located along Thomas Street, in the shadow of the First Baptist Church and a part of Providence Art Club’s picturesque procession of historic buildings.

Artist Statement: Artists have the unique ability through their creations whether it be visual arts, literary arts or performing arts to move one’s emotion to a personal place within oneself. The viewer’s response to this creation is as individual as the viewer themselves. The observer brings to the piece their experiences from their history, all that has molded their perspective, and in turn, respond with an emotion.

Although Sandra paints landscapes, she strives to push further to create an atmosphere, a mood, a feeling or experience, striking a chord of sentiment and emotion from within the viewer. As an artist she brings to the canvas her experiences conveying them with paint. Her passions, sorrows, hopes and dreams are rooted throughout the layers of color. Sandra invites you to take a quite moment with her recent body of work, and observe, reflect and experience the awareness of insight brought to the canvas by you the viewer and in turn respond.

*Studio Hop
810 Hope Street
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 12pm-5pm
Extended December Hours

John Rufo
Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture, John has been working in architectural practice in Boston, as well as continuing to evolve his approach to the creation of fine art, primarily in the media of oils and pastels. He and his wife Caroline co-founded RufoArt in 2009 and their work appears in many private collections and galleries throughout New England.
“In my drawings and paintings I am primarily interested in composition and light. The visual subject of my work is typically a cityscape, landscape, or a particular structure or person. Lately I’ve been focused on layers of space as revealed through light and form. The potential of this layering to convey movement, the passage of time and imply multiple vantage points has me really excited to paint every day. Drawing into my paintings, and painting into my drawings is also another current theme or tendency in my work. Trained originally as an architect/draughtsman, I am constantly in search of the perfect surface on which to both paint and draw at the same time.”

Studio Hop’s inspiring, ever-changing collection of fine art and fine crafts includes ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles, and wood from over 70 artists from Rhode Island and around the country.
Books, Journals: Alan Handwerger, Diana Harmon Jackson, Ingrid Lavoie, William Morgan, Overdue Industries, Rag & Bone Bindery, and B Lucy Stevens
Ceramics: Dwo Wen Chen, Gleena Porcelain, Judy Jackson, Daniel Lasser, Motawi Tile Works, Eli D. Tegu and Gail Wynne
Glass: Pean Doubulyu Glass and Adam Waimon
Jewelry: Toni Cardoza, Stuart Cathey, Heather Guidero, Ananda Khalsa, Ellen Mayer, Priya Himatsingka, River Song, Victoria Tillotson and Urban Links

Paintings: Micki Ackerman, Sam Ames, Alison Bianco, R. Michael Carr, Diane Cournoyer, Carolina Donnantuoni, Ann Marie Gillett, Jamie Murphy Hlynsky, John Irwin, Jennifer Iwasyk, Diana Harmon Jackson, Sarah Des Jardins, Anoush Kelly, Jay Mac Kay,, Margaret Lee, Jane Lockett, Margaret Owen, Amy Ryan, Caroline Rufo, John Rufo, Sanford Schatz, Nathan Schiel, B. Lucy Stevens, Jonathon Vohr and C.C. Wolf
Paper Cuts: Ingrid Lavoie
Prints: Allison Bianco
Photography: Rufus Abdullah, Mardo Atoyan, Nancy Reid Carr, Charles Koelsh and Lindsey Pendleton
Sculpture: Whitmore Boogaerts, Valerie Bunnell and Peter Tegu

*Three Wheel Studio
436 Wickenden Street
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Three Wheel Studio is a gallery of fine American Craft with an emphasis on studio pottery. The owner Dwo Wen Chen is a graduate of RISD, and is himself a practicing studio potter creating limited editions of functional stoneware, porcelain, earthenware and terra-cotta alike. The gallery carries about 60 percent of Chen’s own work along with several other featured potters, painters, and fabric artists.

We would also like to announce that we will also be offering pottery classes and paint your own pottery this year at Three Wheel Studio

Artist statement
Dwo Wen Chen
I remember the first time I sank my hands into clay to center my first pot. The wheel spun wildly, the pot was off-centered, but I took right to it. The color, texture, and the scent of clay reminded me of my happy childhood days playing in the muddy rice fields in Southern Taiwan.

Although not classically trained, I started a career as a practicing studio potter since my graduation from RISD in providence, RI. My insatiable curiosity in all aspect of pottery making combined with the ignorance of pre-determined doctrines in the “way of clay” free me to explore various clay materials such as stoneware, porcelain,earthenware and terra-cotta and even easy oven baked paper clay. The result is an eclectic body of work of many very different styles that I can happily call my own.

Over the years, I am lucky enough to show my work in fine Art and Craft galleries and Museum Shops throughout the country and I am especially proud that one of my collections is recently displayed at shops in The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts . But I am the happiest when a friend calls to let me know he or she spotted my work on a dinner party table in a distant town somewhere.

I seem to have not strayed too far away from those happy childhood days. It is most evident in the excitement and anticipation every time I open the kiln as if it’s the first time. Looking at a tea bowl, a footed tray or a tall vase sitting on the still warm shelve glowing under a new coat of glaze ( if it has been a successful firing ), that is the happy moment I wish to share.

*URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery
80 Washington Street
(1st and 2nd floor lobby galleries)
For information:
Steven Pennell
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat 9am-4pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays
May 5-30
URI Providence Campus presents the Annual PS2014 Exhibit and The Gift of Art to the State of Rhode Island

URI Providence Campus Gallery & Rhode Island Alliance for Art Education*


The 8th Annual Richard W. and Ronald S. Buteau Memorial

PS2014 and the Gift of Art to the State of Rhode Island Exhibit May 5-30

Gallery Night Reception & Presentation and student performances May 15 5-9pm

The mixed media exhibit features more than 300 artworks by K-12 students from public and charter schools through the state and the honored selection of Johnston Public Schools for the Gift of Art to the State of Rhode Island – 10 works added to the permanent collection due to their extraordinary work in the visual and performing arts. The Rhode Island Alliance for Art Education and the Gift of Art are funded in part by the Kennedy Center Alliance for the Arts.*

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