Gallery Night Tour Schedule For April 20, 2017

5:30 Earth Day Tour

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Join Celebrity Guide Rich Watrous, an artist/designer and arts advocate, for this nature-themed Earth Day tour. You’ll see works depicting marine wildlife at Sprout, the inspiring “Horse Show” at ArtProv, paintings celebrating the beauty of untouched landscapes at Bank RI Gallery and Anthony Tomaselli, and an exhibition of infrared photography at the Providence Center for the Photographic Arts that shows a new side of the natural world. (Staff Guide Cathren Housley) 



5:50 International Artists Tour

We are so sorry to report that, due to illness, Celebrity Guide Madolin Maxey will be unable to host her Gallery Night Providence tour tomorrow. As we wish her a speedy recovery, she promises to reschedule her tour for another amazing Gallery Night.

Gallery Night Providence, Free Art Tour, Led by Madolin Maxey

Celebrity Guide Madolin Maxey, a painter and art-history enthusiast, will lead a tour featuring exhibitions of international artists. Atrium Gallery features an exhibition “A Clothesline to the Past” exploring cross-cultural connections between Rhode Island and Brazil, by Afro-Brazilian artist Tiago Gualberto, Gallery Z is highlighting artists of Armenian descent, and Bell Gallery showcases the provocative work of Pierre Huyge and Gabriel Martinez. (Staff Guide Ted DiLucia)

6:10 Rhode Island Artists’ Tour

Join Staff Guide Anthony DiPalma in viewing photographs and paintings by local favorites Mike Bryce and Ed Clark at the Dryden Gallery, new work by students at the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler, then experience the exhibition “I AM RHODE ISLAND: The Fabric of Our Community” at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus Galleries, and see a solo show by Providence-based painter Sherie B. Harkins at Rosmarin Gallery.

  • Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
  • John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage
  • RISD Museum
  • Inner Space Outsider Art Gallery @ ShareSpace

6:30 Collector’s Tour

Celebrity Guide Ida Schmulowitz, an artist who coordinated Gallery Night for over ten years, will lead this tour exploring artisans and designers working in Providence. We call it a Collector’s Tour because it’s a perfect place to learn about accessibly-priced artwork if you’re interested in starting, or adding to, a collection of your own. You’ll see a live glass-blowing demonstration at Gather Glass, locally designed and produced clay objects at J Schatz, recent imports from Myanmar at Peaceable Kingdom, gorgeous glassware at Gallery Belleau, and a selection of locally crafted jewelry work at Copacetic. (Staff Guide Kate Champa)



7:00 Diversity & Resistance in Art: Women Artists, Outsider Artists, and More

John Housley, Gallery Night Providence

Staff Guides John Housley and Melanie Ducharme will lead a tour starting with the powerful exhibition “If Jane Should Want to Be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island.” Later in the tour, you’ll see a selection of art by contemporary women artists at the Galleries of the Providence Art Club, a special “Anti-Salon” event at the RISD Museum inviting students to occupy an exhibition with their bodies and work, and a selection of new pieces by Outsider Artists at Inner Space.

  • Dryden Gallery
  • Providence City Hall Galleries
  • Rosmarin Gallery at Hotel Providence
  • Copacetic

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About Gallery Night Collector’s Tours


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Each Gallery Night, we offer what we call a “Collector’s Tour”.  This tour is led by local art collectors who share their stories of collecting adventures, the artists they’ve met, and personal discoveries.  Learn how anyone can become an art collector on any budget, all you need is a good eye and a passion for the arts.

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Meet Celebrity Guide Ida Schmulowitz

Ida Schmulowitz, was the coordinator of Gallery Night Providence for over ten years. She graduated RISD with a BFA in painting in 1974. She is excited to lead the collectors tour because she and her husband (John Riedel ) love collecting art and craft. Their collection includes paintings by former RISD teachers John Frazier, Richard Merkin, and Robert Hamilton, as well as contemporary RI artists, outsider artists, former RISD classmates, and Ida’s painting students.

Schmulowitz most recent exhibit of her paintings was a solo exhibit at Soprafina Gallery, Boston (March 2017). Other solo shows include Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus OH, URI Fine Arts Center Main Gallery, Newport Art Museum, Bannister Gallery at RIC, Hunt Cavanagh Gallery, at PC, CCRI Gallery, and the Atrium Gallery at the State Administration Building. Group shows include RISD Alumni and Faculty Show at Gallery 53 , Boothbay Harbor, ME, “Locally Made” and “Down to Earth: The Enduring Landscape”  both at the RISD Museum of Art, and “Legacies in Paint: The Mentor Project” at the Newport Art Museum. Awards include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a residency at Weir Farm.

Ida’s website can be found at 

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Gallery Night Tour Schedule For March 2017

MARCH TOURS, For Gallery Night Providence:  

5:30 Celebration of Women Tour with Celebrity Guide Dawn Barrett

Gallery Night Providence Welcomes Dawn Barrett

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler

Galleries of the Providence Art Club

Anthony Tomaselli Fine Art Painting

Providence Center for Photographic Arts


5:50 Celebration of Women Tour with Celebrity Elizabeth Francis

Gallery Night Providence Celebrity Guide Elizabeth Francis

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery

Bank RI Gallery

Inner Space

Sprout CoWorking Community Gallery


6:10 Collector’s Tour with Celebrity Jennifer Huntley-Corbin

 Jennifer Huntley-Corbin, food entheusiast and art collector, will be a Celebrity Guide for Gallery Night ProvidenceGallery Z

Gather Glass

J Schatz

Peaceable Kingdom

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6:30 Expression Tour with Celebrity Emily Dustman  

Emily Dustman hosts a Gallery Night Providence tourRISD Museum

David Winton Bell Gallery

The Galleries at The Providence Art Club

Anthony Tomaselli Fine Art Painting


7:00 Rhode Island Artists’ Tour

Dryden Gallery


Art Prov Gallery

Rosmarin Gallery at Hotel Providence

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Meet Celebrity Guide Emily Dustman

We at Gallery Night Providence are very much looking forward to having Emily Dustman as one of our Celebrity Guides on our season opening night, March 16, 2017.

Emily Dustman hosts a Gallery Night Providence tour

Here’s more about Emily in her own words.

Emily Dustman is an artist, scientist, teacher, and author who has been published in various journals for research regarding species of conservation concern. Dustman has spent the last eight years teaching at various colleges fusing art and science in her own curriculum and serves as college course coordinator implementing STEAM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math).

In 2015, Dustman completed a natural science illustration program at Rhode Island School of Design. Not long after, she was commissioned to paint the Turtles of Rhode Island for the Roger Williams Park Zoo, further developing them into a poster used for conservation education. She continued on to create the Turtles of Rhode Island postcard series, which can be found in numerous locations around Providence such as the Audubon Society, Rhody Craft, Craftland, and online.

With the poster and postcard series, Dustman found herself well-versed and inspired by print media and in the spring of 2016, she established E-Squared Magazine – a quarterly, print publication fusing her affinity for art and science. With the release of Issue #1 in late fall of 2016, Dustman set out to present new and ground-breaking ideas developed by artists, scientists, engineers, and the like. By blending art and science, she intended to generate questions, creative thought, experimentation, collaboration, and innovation with the hope of sparking real social and cultural change. Issue #1 was well-received with critical acclaim. “I’m proud to be a part of this art/sci magazine [that is] very meticulously put together,” said Issue #1 featured neuroscientist and artist, Greg A. Dunn. Jen Long of Issue #1 commented “E-Squared has produced a work on art that is a work of art in itself. It’s a feast for the eyes and the mind, and every detail including the way it feels and it’s freshly printed smell is thoughtful and inviting.”


Dustman is currently piecing together work for issues 2 and 3 – a long and arduous process that involves a great amount of research, communication, networking, promotion, as well as the “meticulously” refined details involved in creating the publication – compiling relevant and up to date information, writing bios, layout, and so on. E-Squared is the flagship production of an eventual, wider distribution concerning the relevance of art and science and their placement in humanity’s tools of necessity. Dustman aspires to witness a more developed, interactive, and effective project with E-Squared that is geared towards young readers (proceeds funding a scholarship) as well as create workshops for engaging and connecting artists and scientists or to simply inspire youth to pursue creative and technical careers.


While Dustman’s stay in Rhode Island has been relatively short (3 years), she has managed to establish herself as a true innovator of the social condition already having coordinated and established several art/science workshops, her own art career (scientific illustration and installation), a magazine, and two books in progress concerning social sciences (educational establishments and development and America’s ongoing/persistent, psychological struggle).
“Looking through pink rimmed glasses of an eleven-year old girl one would see shelves overflowing with slides, beakers, field guides, creatures in aquaria, clay, brushes, paint, and sketchbooks of the observed and imagined. You would see art and science, a laboratory and an art studio. From my very own life experiences, I can state with confidence that the arts and sciences do go hand in hand – they are integral to one another, and give power and richness to each other. It is my belief that the future will be reliant on this fusion of art and science.” – Emily Dustman

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Meet Celebrity Guide Elizabeth Francis

Gallery Night Providence Celebrity Guide Elizabeth Francis

We are so excited to have Elizabeth Francis, from the RI Council for the Humanities, joining us as one of our Gallery Night Providence Celebrity Guides on March 16, 2017.

As Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Elizabeth Francis leads the Council’s promotion of public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement and works with the Council’s board of directors and leaders in government, higher education, and cultural organizations to connect humanities resources and perspectives with challenges and opportunities in the state. Overseeing the Council’s relationship with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Elizabeth helps to position the Council’s work more broadly as well as to build public-private partnerships.

Before her role at the Council, Elizabeth was director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Brown University for 10 years. She earned her doctorate in American Studies at Brown, and her book, The Secret Treachery of Words: Feminism and Modernism in America, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2002. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Hampshire College. Elizabeth taught at Brown and the University of Rhode Island for several years, has been a member of the board of the International Charter School in Pawtucket, RI, and chaired the Grants Committee as a member of the board at RICH. As a member of the RI Commerce Corporation board in 2013-2014, Elizabeth co-authored a strategic plan to develop the creative and cultural economy. She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University and on the Community Advisory Board for Rhode Island PBS. She lives with her daughter Lulu, a senior at Classical High School, in the historic Armory District of Providence’s West End.

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Jennifer Huntley Corbin Returns To Gallery Night!

We have some great news for Gallery Night Providence goers, Jennifer Corbin will be one of our Celebrity Guides, leading our Collector’s Tour on our March 16, 2017 season opening.

Jennifer Huntley-Corbin, food entheusiast and art collector, will be a Celebrity Guide for Gallery Night Providence

Born in NYC and raised in Southern VT & NH.  I spent my growing up years acting in various productions and theaters around New England.  I then moved on to study theater in college. Since then have lived all over the US: Los Angeles, the Seacoast of NH Columbus, OH (Go Bucks!) and for the past 10 yrs, Providence, RI. The beauty of New England with its stunning mountains and beautiful oceans beckoned me back.

When I first moved to RI, I created, produced and hosted a radio show on WNRI 1380am based out of Woonsocket. This was a live, 1hr show all about food! Shopping, cooking, eating. I hosted guests from all over the food spectrum. The show ran for 3 yrs. my blog became an extension of the show. It was a great way to bring my love of performing together with my love for food.
I was also the Buy Local Coordinator for Farm Fresh RI. I managed the Wintertime Farmers Market when it first moved to Hope Artiste Village and helped to launch a much needed Farm to Chef buying program called: Market Mobile.

I’m now Mom to 2 great girls. One just started her sophomore yr at UArts in Philly and one started 6th grade.

I’m passionate about food, music and art. I love to cook food for family and friends. I’d host a dinner party every cook if I could! I also write about food in my blog Jen’s Dish.(

While cooking and eating, I love to be surrounded by great art on the walls. Great art, to me, is any piece that moves you in some way, or stirs emotion. I’ve been collecting art since I was a kid. My first piece was a hand painted 8 1/2 x 11 Valentine given to me by my Dad when I was 10. I still have it and cherish it. All of my pieces are done by someone I know or I’ve at least met. Some may even evoke a special memory of when or where I have purchased the piece. Collecting art does not have to be an expensive endeavor.

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