Have you seen our latest poster?

Gallery Night Providence Poster by Ted DiLucia 2017

Many of you know our Gallery Night staff guide Ted Delucia and if you’ve been on any of his tours you know that he’s full of surprises.  For example his Goya inspired mask, the spooky ventriloquist dummy, and who can forget the time he pulled hand painted paper rabbits out of his hat for his Gallery Night guests.  Well last August he came to Gallery Night wearing his homage to summer, a jacket inspired by the works of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.  Needless to say, we were so impressed by this that our poster designer, Kenneth Carpenter has used it for our September, October, November poster.

The jacket will be on display at our information center, One regency Plaza, on Gallery Night October 19, 2017 and Ted will be there from 5:00-6:00pm to sign your poster for a donation in the amount of your choice.

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Work by Christopher Thomas at the URI Providence Campus Gallery

URI Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program Presents

CHRISTOPHER THOMAS THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS!

October 2-31

Gallery Night Providence Reception October 19 5-9pm.

An exhibit of the amazing, ingenious creations by Christopher Thomas using repurposed materials transformed with a lot of fantasy, some Halloween madness and a bit of hot glue.

Anyone, around Providence, RI, who knows Christopher Thomas’ Steampunk artwork, knows that it is like opening Christmas gifts wrapped in pretty decorations. You can’t just admire the beautiful wrapping paper and ribbon; you are anxious to know what is inside. And once you open the artwork, you find an even more beautiful and very unique surprise. Since a major seizure episode, in 2007, that caused him to hit his head, and land him in the hospital, Christopher Thomas has been seeing gears and patterns that have caused him to create some of the most beautiful pieces of Steampunk Art. Some of these pieces have been featured in local art galleries and shows such as the AIDS Care Ocean State Annual Art Beat Auctions, the Storybook Ball hosted by Women and Infants Hospital, the AS220 Gallery and URI Providence Campus Gallery Last October and April.

The designs for these gears and patterns come to him during episodes of severe migraine attacks that will cause him to go without sleep for days. These migraines and seizures that occur in Thomas’ life are his inspiration for all of his artwork. The designs explore the inner crisis that is happening while he is having a migraine or seizure. If you happen to hear him talk about destroying a piece that he has created, it is because it reminds him of what he went through during that particular episode.

Thomas does not have any formal training or education in art, accept from high school, but he does have a degree in Physical Therapy, which he received from the University of Rhode Island in 1991. He gives credit to his inspiration from watching his father when he was younger. Thomas’s father was very detailed when it came to drawing beautiful pictures. Having no formal education makes his ability to create these beautiful pieces of art simply amazing. His first piece was of a clock that he designed for his father; which his father was unable to see finished before he died. Thomas truly believes that his talent is a God-given gift.  Thomas was born and raised in Rhode Island and is currently a native of his hometown. He is heavily involved in his community and ultimately desires to use his gift as a platform for other migraine sufferers.

URI Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies is proud to feature this solo exhibit of Christopher’s brilliant creations for the month of October!

URI Feinstein Providence Campus 1st and 2nd floor Gallery

80 Washington Street  Providence, RI 02903

Hours Mon. -Thurs. 9-9, Fri 9-4 closed weekends and holidays in summer.

For information call 401-277-5206 uri.artsandculture@gmail.com or visit uri.edu/ceps/prov/arts. All events are free and open to the public.

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Our Tour Schedule For October 2017

TOURS FOR GALLERY NIGHT PROVIDENCE

October 19, 2017

Intuitive Tour: Painting, Drawing & Photography with Angelo Marinosci Jr. 5:30pm, Angelo’s tour will be given in both Italian and English.

 

 

 

RISD Museum

Anthony Tomaselli Gallery

BankRI Gallery

ArtProv Gallery

AS220

(John Housley, Gallery Night Providence Guide)

Eye of an Educator and Sculptor Tour with Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon 6:00pm

Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon hosts a Gallery Night Providence tour

 

 

 

 

Bannister Gallery

Atrium Gallery

Peaceable Kingdom

Copacetic

(Cathryn Housley, Gallery Night Providence Guide)

Integrity of the Story Tour with illustrator Stephen Gervais 6:15pm

The Art of Horror, Gallery Night Providence

 

 

 

 

Gallery Z

Sprout Coworking

Inner Space Outsider Art

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery

BIG NAZO Lab

(Ted DiLucia,  Gallery Night Providence Guide)

Tweaking & Turning Tour: Photo & Sculpture @6:30pm

The Galleries at Providence City Hall

David Winton Bell Gallery @ Brown University

Chazan Gallery @ Wheeler

Gallery Belleau

(Kate Champa, Gallery Night Providence Guide)

The Yelp Tour @ 7pm (this tour is by reservation only for Yelp Reviewers)

 

Gallery Night Providence Yelp tour

 

 

 

 

Gather Glass

J Schatz

Providence Center for Photographic Arts

Dryden Galleries

(Anthony DiPalma, Gallery Night Providence Guide)

(Michael Plourde, Yelp Guide)

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October at The Providence Center for Photographic Arts

The Providence Center for Photographic Arts Presents,

4th Open Call Exhibit

October 12 – November 3

With a Gallery Night reception on October 19, 2017 from 5 – 9pm

4th open call at the Center for Photographic Arts on Gallery Night ProvidenceSee the work of over 60 photo-based media artists including Francis Crisafio and Marky Kauffmann.

 

About Providence Center for Photographic Arts

Do you love photography? Are you looking for a way to connect with other photographers? Do you want to advance your skills? Exhibit your work? Get more involved in photo-based media? Become a member of PCPA!

PCPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, publications, education, and mutual support. We strive to advance our members’ careers, strengthen the appreciation of photo-based media, and foster dialogue around innovation in the arts.

Our talented member artists come from both the local Providence area and far beyond. PCPA is non-profit organization led by dedicated volunteers. We will run a full calendar of professional workshops, juried, group, and individual artist exhibits, member salons, and other activities throughout 2017. All exhibits are free and open to the public. PCPA is located in the Russell House (built in 1772) in downtown Providence, around the corner from the Providence Art Club and across the street from Mill’s Tavern Restaurant at 118 North Main Street, 2nd floor.

The gallery is open Fridays from 3:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and by appointment. Please contact info@providencephoto.org or by phone at (401) 400-2542 with any questions.

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October 2017 At The Chazan Gallery

 

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It’s what you don’t say

 an exhibition of works by Jacqueline Ott, Lisa Perez and Sean Riley, from October 19 to November 8, 2017.

There will be a Gallery Night reception for the artists on October 19, from 5:00 – 8:00. The public is invited.

With a commitment to abstraction and the formal elements of design, artists Jacqueline Ott, Lisa Perez and Sean Riley manipulate their respective materials, testing the border between two and three-dimensions to challenge perceptions of space and time. This exhibition examines the subtleties and nuances of such perceptions.

Each artist embraces an evidence of the hand in their work and evokes a transformation of expectation through the power of what is not readily apparent. Processes are revealed in underlying marks, traces, and the bending and layering of lines in drawing, sculpture and textiles. Each uses structure and form to explore the power of the void – or the space between the lines. Just as silence is an integral part of music, these artists find intuitive and fluid ways to shape the space within and around their works and expand visual possibilities. By creating such hovering spaces through systematic construction and deconstruction of their respective materials, they entice the viewer to complete a loop left open to be experienced in the act of looking.

Ott, Perez, and Riley have been meeting together on a regular basis for over a year, sharing ideas and working methods in one another’s studio. This is an exhibition of visual systems, material explorations, and overlapping stimuli. Drawings, deconstructed textiles, paintings, and sculpture created from canvas, wood and plaster will demonstrate how three unique artists traverse parallel territories in a diverse array of media.

Work by Jaqueline at the Chazan Gallery on Gallery Night ProvidenceJacqueline Ott earned an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  She has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast, including the Danforth Museum of Art, Danforth, MA, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA, and Gallery Joe in Philadelphia.  She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the RI State Council for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

 

Work by Lisa Perez at The Chazen Gallery on Gallery Night ProvidenceLisa Perez’s work will be presented in relation to the architecture of the gallery space responding in context from wall to floor orientations.  A multi-disciplinary artist, Lisa Perez makes abstract sculptural painting, objects and works on paper that investigate attention, perception and spatial dimension. Fusing the subtle edges between mediums, her practice takes a malleable approach to form. The work invokes minimalism initially, but slowly one encounters an unfolding of playful extremes in color, shadow, form, and a subtle humor countering austerity. “A grid may evoke rigid order but then embrace the expressive, wobbling beauty of something made by hand. A horizontal line may hint at a landscape but then shift like a tectonic plate. Using canvas, wood, paper and paint, I seek a place where these materials meet, overlap, unify and resonate. The geography of where this leads me is both familiar and as elusive as the space between seconds.” – Lisa Perez

Perez received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and currently lives and works in Rhode Island. Her work has been exhibited locally (RISD, David Winton Bell Gallery, Chazan Gallery) and nationally (Drawing Center, NYC; Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami; Headlands Center for the Arts, CA.) and is in the RISD Museum as well as private and corporate collections.

Work by Sean Riley at The Chazen Gallery on Gallery Night ProvidenceSean Riley holds an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work can be defined by a rigorous and often labor-intensive engagement with a chosen material. Riley has been using inherited clothing in his work since 2008 to reflect on personal and collective experiences of loss, memory, and time. The latest work in this project involves the deconstruction of denim blue jeans by methodically removing individual weft threads to alter and reshape the woven structure of the fabric. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northeast including; Danese/Corey in New York City, TSA NY in Brooklyn, NY, Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, Lamont Gallery in Exeter, NH, Arthur Ross Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY, and several others. He has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. Riley has been an artist in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center, Yaddo, and the Vermont Studio Center.Riley currently lives in Rome, Italy.

For further information please contact Elena Lledó at elenalledo@chazangallery.org.

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Images in Impact, At Sprout, October 2017

Images in Impact

A show about the horrors of drunk driving

Presented by the Sprout Gallery 166 Valley St. Providence

for the month of October 2017

With a Gallery Night reception from 5:00-9:00pm on October 19, 2017

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The Background

Fatal and non-fatal alcohol related automobile crashes happen every day. Almost anyone you speak to will have a story about a ‘drunk driving incident’—a near miss, family or friends hurt or killed – lives changed forever.

The Motivation

Dr Jason Hack, Emergency Medicine Physician at RI Hospital found himself at a unique crossroads of personal, professional and artistic impetus to create this show. 

His personal motivation is as a father, husband and friend—dreadful statistics suggest that his loved ones might be involved in an alcohol related crash at any time. 

His professional motivation stems from being an Emergency Physician for 20 years.  He cares for people involved in alcohol related car crashes during almost every shift in the ER.

His Artistic came from taking photographs of alcohol containers, mostly the small empty bottles of liquor (nips), that he finds discarded on the roadways. The casualness of these discarded bottles – out of cars onto the streets – Tossed and Forgotten. 

Was it someone’s attempt to hide evidence of a dangerous habit?

Was it a selfish act compounding the thoughtless transgression of drinking in a vehicle? Was it an ignorance of the social contract – that we should all be protecting one another?

The Goal

To begin conversations about drinking and driving among friends and strangers, young and old, parents and children – like it or hate it, there is a response and people remember.

The Work

The show consists of 12 B/W photos and 1 color that are custom framed.

These number of images reflects the 12 months of the year during which we need to be proactive in teaching people how dangerous and destructive drinking and getting behind the wheel can be—for themselves, their loved ones, and their community. 

The 13th image is in color and caps the show, bridging the viewers experience with the work and brings them back to the current moment. 

The containers are photographed in high contrast exactly where and how they were found on the streets.  The stark images are composed in the style of 1940’s crime scene photos.  The bottles lay silent in sharp edged relief, revealing the details of the interaction between fragile alcohol containers caught between the mass and speed of vehicles and the hard pavement—crushed and scraped, laying in the road, against a curb or on median grass. 

Each image is entitled with a euphemism for being intoxicated—Smashed, Trashed, Wasted, Wrecked.  Popular terms that are used to describe people who are grossly intoxicated, but are also terms that are also used to describe destruction and violence. 

The Numbers

Regionally our driving environment includes emergency departments that average at least one alcohol related crash victim every single day; and nationally 2 out of 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving incident in their lifetimes; 290,000 injuries occurred in drunk driving incidents in 2014. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reports that impaired drivers have driven intoxicated 80 times before their first arrest. 

Come see this show and have a conversation with someone you love. It might save a life.

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The Paintings and Prints of Kevin Eager at the Dryden Gallery

Kevin Eager at Dryden Gallery on Gallery Night Providence

If you stop by the Dryden Gallery on Gallery Night, September 21,2017, you won’t be disappointed as they are showing works by Keven Eager.

Kevin Eager in his own words,

I live in Rhode Island with my wife, three kids and dog Tug. We’ve lived here in Lil’ Rhody for just over the past decade. I grew up in Reston Virginia with my parents and my ten siblings.Yes, ten!  I’ve always had a love of art. I got it from my talented dad. On weekends we would all paint together or hop in the family wagon and drive to the Virginia countryside and he would sketch old barns.

I studied painting and drawing, getting my Fine Arts degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. My time there showed me that art embodies limitless ways to communicate.  Being in Rhode Island has fostered my love for the water. I have always been drawn to things that have great color and a lot of wear to them; lobster boats, buoys, barns, lighthouses and old box car trains. All of these are true New England subjects. I love the idea of the lobster boats going out, casting out their nets, battling the elements and return to their harbor wearing all of their battle scars. They hold beautiful colors. I take photographs from my travels all around New England and chose my subjects from those photos.

My approach to painting is the building of color with acrylic paint through layers. I then can distress,scraping away color where I want to show age.

I work in a shared mill studio in Pawtucket,Rhode Island. Much to my wife’s chagrin I still love to paint at our kitchen table. I hope you enjoy looking at my art as much as I love making it.

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