Gallery Night Tour Schedule For November 17, 2016

5:30 History Tour with Celebrity Barbara Barnes  (Judi Dill Guide)

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URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery 

RISD Museum

Anthony Tomaselli

Bannister Gallery (RI College)

Cate Chason

5:50 Celebrity Contemporary Tour with Charlie Hall (Cathren Housley Guide)

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ArtProv Gallery

BankRI Turks Head Gallery

David Winton Bell Gallery

ISB Gallery (RISD)

6:10 Artisan Tour (Kate Champa Guide)

J Schatz

Gather: Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery

The Handicraft Club

Three Wheel Studio

Gallery Belleau

6:30 Celebrity Contemporary Tour with Carrie Decker (John Housley and Ted DiLucia Guides)

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Chazan Gallery at Wheeler

Dryden Gallery

Providence College Galleries (Reilly)

Half Full

Silvershell Gallery at Rosmarin

         

7:00 Celebrity Shopping Tour with Alyssa Cavallo (Anthony DiPalma Guide)

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Sprout RI

Gallery/Studio Z LLC

Inner Space Outsider Art Gallery & Shop

Copacetic

The Peaceable Kingdom

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Meet Celebrity Guide Barbara Barnes

Join us on the next Gallery Night Providence, November 17, 2016, for a special history tour with Celebrity Guide Barbara Barnes.

Barbara Barnes, Gallery Night Providence, Celebrity Guide

Barbara Barnes was a tourism manager and walking tour guide for the Providence Preservation Society and Rhode Island Historical Society from 1990 – 2015. Among the tours she created were walking tours for Gallery Night and a seasonal walking tour called “Art and the City.” Barbara also worked nine years for Gallery Night as the manager of tour guides and transportation in the 1990’s.

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Meet Celebrity Guide Charlie Hall

We are very honored to have comedian, writer, social activist, artist, and RI institution Charlie Hall as one of our Celebrity Guides on our November 17, 2016 Gallery Night Providence.

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Charlie, as he prefers to be called, is a versatile comedian, writer, showman, artist, and political activist. In 2012, Charlie was the first person inducted into the newly-established Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame. His induction was the culmination of over thirty years of laugh-making through a variety of avenues including stand-up, writing, theater, and art. He is a true Renaissance man, and some say, a Rhode Island icon.

Charlie started his stand-up comedy career in the early 1980s and quickly rose through the ranks to become a New England headliner. His clean, clever style lead to national TV appearances on Star Search, The Joan Rivers Show, Evening at the Improv, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, America’s Funniest People, The MTV Half-Hour Comedy Hour, and many more.

His cleaner style of stand-up humor also made him a favorite to open-up top acts like those of Jerry Seinfeld, Chicago, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Sam Kinison, Frankie Valli, Reba McIntire, Charlie Daniels, Jon Stewart, and Englebert Humperdink. Actually, Charlie has opened-up for more headliners at the famed Warwick Musical Theater than any person, ever.

In 1992 Charlie created a bunch of song parodies, political musings, and localized skits that became the longest running show in the state’s history. It was appropriately named the “Ocean State Follies.” He followed that with a Bay State version called “Mass Hysteria” and co-created a local sketch show on NBC-10 called “Rhode Bytes.” For years Charlie also ran the “Rhode Island Comedy Festival,” as well as booking and managing several comedy venues, including Perwinkles, Rhode Island’s first comedy club.

In 1993, 1997, and 1998 Rhode Island Monthly Magazine voted “Ocean State Follies” as the state’s Best Comedy Show, and in 1994, 1995, and 1996 the magazine voted Charlie Rhode Island’s Best Comedian. He is truly our state’s Good Humor Man!

This multi-talented Rhode Island School of Design grad is also an award-winning political cartoonist and a TV news courtroom artist. On the more serious artistic side, he has completed numerous wall murals throughout New England. Charlie is also the publisher of two cartoon books on life and politics in Rhode Island called Hot Sketch and Hot Sketch 2.

Charlie grew up in the Elmhurst section of Providence and attended Classical High School where he played hockey. As an adult, he made the long trek to North Providence where he resided for many years in proximity to the Louisquisset Golf Club. Here his considerable talent as a golfer is often exhibited.

Charlie now operates the trendy paint party company called “Drink and Dabble,” where he teaches wanna-be-artists how to do a two-hour painting while they snack and sip cocktails at the area’s top restaurants. Bachelorhood has afforded Charlie ample time to spread his ample talents throughout both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Now, if all of this was not enough, in 1995 Charlie penned the words for a song called “Rhode Island’s It’s For Me” (inspired by second cousin Buddy Cianci) that is now the official state song of Rhode Island.

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Meet Celebrity Guide Carrie Decker

Gallery Night Providence  is pleased to announce that Carrie Decker will be one of our “Celebrity Guides” on November 17, 2016.

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Employed as an Analyst, Carrie holds 3 Art degrees; Museum Studies, Art History and Fine Art. With an enthusiastic passion for the arts, she began blogging about it and that’s how CrazyOverART.com was born! With this platform she shares her views and experiences about artists, galleries and museums. She is constantly traveling and exploring new and exciting art in and out of New England. Carrie is a freelance contributor to Motif magazine where she continues keeping us up-to-date on the latest trends and events around the Rhode Island art scene.  She is constantly involved with creative work and collects art from across the globe.

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Meet Celebrity Guide Alyssa Cavallo

We at Gallery Night Providence are thrilled to have Alyssa Cavallo as one of our “Celebrity Guides” on November 17, 2016.

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Alyssa is the perfect edgy, artsy and unscripted guide for your tour! Alyssa is an Art Director who spends her time creating the artistic and binding elements of Motif Magazine. (www.motifri.com) Along with creating computer art, photography,  websites and more with her graphic design skills she enjoys fine art and expressing her love for other artists. She is a dog mom of a lovely Puggle, Carter who makes the craziest lopsided faces (add her on facebook to see yourself!) Her charmingly weird self might just be the perfect addition to your Gallery Night experience.

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“No Man’s Land” a new show at Chazan Gallery

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler is pleased to present No Man’s Land, a two-person exhibition of works by Theresa Ganz and Millee Tibbs, from October 20 to November 9, 2016.  An opening reception will be held on Gallery Night, October 20, 2016 from 5:00-9:00 pm. The public is invited.

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Theresa Ganz
Serpentine 1, 2015

Theresa Ganz takes photographs as source material for composed landscapes.  Traditional landscape tends to suggest vastness and the conquering vision of man over nature, or conversely nature’s awesome greatness and the smallness of man.  Ganz’s work seeks to undermine these dispositions, offering instead a more myopic and ambiguous vision. The viewer is never afforded enough distance to gaze out, but is confronted with a maze­like and internal world of warped detail and impenetrable surfaces. When photographs are cut and pasted together, they are freed from the logic and context by which we usually understand them and our minds must attempt to assemble a new whole from marooned parts. Ganz’s work blends influences of 19th  century Romanticism, with an interest in the relationship of the individual to the natural world, and 21st  First World lived experience which happens less and less in the physical body encountering the actual world, and the natural world is under grave threat. Romanticism and later Transcendentalism promised spiritual experience through communion with nature. In a time of catastrophic environmental degradation this seems impossible, yet the longing remains. Is it still possible that an intuitive response to natural beauty can lead us somewhere profound? In a digital, dematerialized world can objects still have aura? Is it still meaningful to stand in a room with art works? These questions haunt and motivate Ganz’s work.

Theresa Ganz was born in New York City in 1980.  She earned her BA from Vassar College in Film and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in Photography. She works in photo­based collage, installation and video. Her work has shown nationally and internationally at, among others, The Datz Museum of Art in Korea, the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, The Bell Gallery at Brown University and The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin and at various commercial spaces in New York and San Francisco. Her work will be included in the 2016 DeCordova Biennial. Her work has also been featured in print publications including Mousse Magazine, Outpost Journal and Magazine Gitz. She was the 2015 winner of the ArtSlant Prize. She is a founding member and director at Regina Rex in Brooklyn. She currently resides in Providence, RI where she is faculty at Brown University.

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Millee Tibbs
Impossible Geometries (White Sands), 2014

Millee Tibbs is interested in surfaces and their relationship to what lies beneath – the discrepancy between what we see and what we know. Tibbs is drawn to photography because of its ubiquitous presence in our culture and its duplicitous existence as both an indexical representation of reality and a subjective construction of it. Photography presents an illusion as if it were reality. A piece of the world is frozen, flattened, and miniaturized in the time it takes a shutter to open and close. This sleight of hand offers a subjective construction as objective evidence. Tibbs is interested in the space where these qualities contradict each other and coexist simultaneously.

Tibbs uses physical alterations to photographic images of the American West to create relationships between formal geometries and natural spaces that question the illusionistic representation of the photographic image and the mythologies contained therein. This work reassesses larger-than-life landscapes from an analytic point of view. It is in opposition to the concept of the landscape photograph as a consumable object, and questions the aesthetic framework that propagates expansionist myths – the dramatic vistas of inaccessible, uninhabited landscapes that became the visual codes that define the genre. Through the physical manipulation of the paper on which iconic images are printed, Tibbs draws attention to illusionistic artifice and the rhetoric imbedded in this.

Millee Tibbs’ work derives from her interest in photography’s ubiquity in contemporary culture and the tension between its truth-value and inherent manipulation of reality.  Tibbs’ exhibition venues include the Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; Blue Sky Gallery – Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Portland, OR; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; David Weinberg Photography, Chicago, IL; the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Licoln, MA; Brown University, Providence, RI; and Notre Dame University, IN.  Her work has been published by the Humble Arts Foundation, Blue Sky Books, and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.  Tibbs’ work is in the permanent collections of the RISD Museum, and the Portland Art Museum, and Fidelity Investments. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, VCCA, the Wurlitzer Foundation, Jentel, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and LPEP, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Tibbs grew up in Alabama, completed an MFA at RISD in 2007, and is an assistant professor of photography at Wayne State University.

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Gallery Night Tour Schedule For October 20, 2016

We have a very exciting Gallery Night planned for October, with a special bilingual Italian Cultural tour and, in celebration of all things Halloween, we have three “Celebrity Guides” with backgrounds in the art of horror.

 

 

5:30 Italian Cultural Tour with Celebrity Angelo Marinosci Jr.

This tour will be given in Italian and English (Questo tour sarà dato in Italiano e Inglese)

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Angelo Marinosci

Gallery/Studio Z

RISD Museum of Art

Sandra DeSano Pezzullo 

Joan McConaghy Studio

Anthony Tomaselli

5:50 Contemporary Tour

Gather: Glass Studio

Bank of RI- features a Day in Havana

The Handicraft Club

RISD ISB Gallery

Galleries at the Providence Art Club

6:10 Collector’s Celebrity Tour with Niels Hobbs and Carmen Marusich  

The Art of Horror, Gallery Night Providence

Carmen Marusich and Niels Hobbs

 The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler

Peaceable Kingdom

Three Wheel Studio

Gallery Belleau

Lore

Silvershell

6:30 Celebrity Tour with Gage Prentiss

The Art of Horror, Gallery Night Providence

Gage Prentiss

Inner Space @ Outside Art Gallery

J Schatz

Dryden Gallery

Copacetic

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery

7:00 Celebrity Tour with Steve Gervais

The Art of Horror, Gallery Night Providence

Stephen Gervais

Sprout RI

Art Prov

David Winton Bell Gallery

Peter Miller Fine Art

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