The Big Picture Show At The Art Club

Be sure to check out the Providence Art Clubs first “Big Picture Show”.  Featureing large scale works by the Art Club’s exhibiting artist members, works in this exhibit are all a minimum of 30″ x 30″ and a maximum of 72″ x 72″ including the frame. Works utilizing watercolor paper will be a minimum of 22″ x 30″ unframed.

This show also includes the works of some of our Gallery Night ProvidenceCelebrity Guides” and alumni.

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Gallery Night Tour Schedule for August 18, 2016

Here it is, the August tour schedule for Gallery Night Providence, we’ll see you Thursday.  And remember, it’s all FREE!

Just click on the links to learn more about each gallery, and if you’ve never been to Gallery Night, here’s how it’s done.

5:30 Celebrity Tour with Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon  

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Gallery/Studio Z LLC

Anthony Tomaselli

Bank RI Turks Head Gallery

Silvershell Gallery


5:50 Collector’s Celebrity Tour with Dolores Rovnack  

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J Schatz


Peaceable Kingdom

Gallery Belleau


6:10 Contemporary Tour                                 

Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame

RISD Museum

Three Wheel Studio



6:30 Celebrity Tour with Ginny Fox  

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John Nicholas Brown Center

Galleries at the Providence Art Club

Bank RI Turks Head Gallery

ArtProv Gallery


7:00 Contemporary Tour 

Sprout RI

Inner Space Outsider Art Gallery @ Share Space

Silvershell Gallery


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Thank You To RISCA

 Gallery Night Providence, RISCAPlease join Gallery Night Providence in thanking the Rhode Island State Council On The Arts for our recent grant, making it possible to continue our mission in promoting the arts in Providence.

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State Arts Council Announces First Round of Grants for FY2017

State funding for the arts contributes significantly to Rhode Island’s economy and quality of life, according to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) as it announced its first round of grant awards for the 2016-2017 season. Grant recipients in 2015 reported that over $134 million was spent by arts organizations and artists in that year in projects funded by the State Arts Council, and over 5 million individuals and visitors participated in grant-funded activities during that year.

The latest round of grants have been funded through an appropriation from Governor Raimondo and the Rhode Island General Assembly and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. They support projects by individual artists, arts organizations, schools and educational organizations in communities throughout the state.

In their first round of grants for this year, the State Arts Council awarded a total of $777,212 to 139 non-profit organizations, schools and individuals for art and arts programming across Rhode Island in this latest round of grants. It received 302 applications with requests totaling $1,774,825 from artists, organizations and schools throughout the state. Grants ranged in size from $90,140 to Trinity Repertory Company for operating support, to $500 for several small community-based projects throughout the state.

Governor Gina Raimondo, in congratulating the artists, organizations and schools receiving support from the State Arts Council, noted that, “these grants invest in our economy and the livelihood of our communities. They generate jobs, attract tourist dollars and help provide for a quality education for all Rhode Islanders.”

“We’re particularly pleased with this round of grant awards,” said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. “Programs in arts education and projects that support the work of artists contribute to the economy and vitality of life in communities throughout our state.”

Examples of projects supported in the current round of grants include:

A $5,000 grant to Peace Dale Elementary School, in collaboration with South Kingstown CARES and GEAR Productions, will produce “From the Ground Up”, an original, multi-disciplinary performance that allows the entire learning community to explore earth science subjects through the arts, keyed to Next Generation Science Standards.

A $2,900 grant will go to Smart Test, an after-school collaborative based at Pleasant View Elementary in Providence, to expand its “Hip Hop Science” program. Teaching artist Edgar Viloria will help students use their own body movements to explore basic scientific principles of motion and demonstrate concrete examples of scientific laws in a 20-week program.

A $6,200 grant will go to Connecting for Children & Families to augment its after-school arts programming at Woonsocket High School, now in its seventh year. The program will include components in Theatre, Visual Art, Jewelry, Dance, & Fashion Design taught by roster teaching artists. The program helps enable students to demonstrate proficiency in one or more arts forms as part of graduation requirements.

Coggeshall Farm Museum, Inc. of Bristol will receive a $1000 grant, where this summer Master basket weaver Elwood Donnelly will present three public weaving workshops, a public demonstration day, and work with the Coggeshall staff to help incorporate the traditional stills of basket weaving into the museum’s interpretation.

Newport Art House will receive a $1500 grant to support The NewPorch Live Sessions. This live and video series will capture emerging musicians performing on porches and semi-public spaces throughout Newport. The project will remix spaces, highlight the volume and diversity of local talent, and recognize the contemporary artist’s contribution to Newport’s cultural value while subtly infusing it with public time-based art.

Educational Center for the Arts & Sciences (also known as Teatro ECAS) of Providence will receive a $2000 grant to support their plans to launch a summer camp in theater arts for students ages 7-12. In the fall, they will present the United States premiere of the Dominican play “I am Minerva”, which inspired the U.N. International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women. The play will be presented in English and Spanish, students from the summer camp will participate, and promotional material and outreach will include study guides for local schools. For a complete list of grant recipients go to the Arts Council’s web site at

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency, supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

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Dolores Rovnack Is Back

Back by popular demand, for Gallery Night August 2016, we have Dolores Rovnack leading our collector’s tour.

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Dolores is a patron of the arts in its many forms. While she hails from the corporate milieu of Los Angeles, her interests shifted to arts and culture when she relocated to Providence nearly two decades ago to further her education at Brown University. She began her passion of collecting works of local artists at the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, of which she focused upon California coastal scenes in watercolors. Preferring unique characteristics inherent to handmade goods, she spent several years acquiring African basketry; South American and Southeast Asian pottery; Persian and Tibetan hand-knotted rugs; antique Chinese and Japanese furnishings; and, Central Asian tribal textiles. On one occasion she visited The Peaceable Kingdom on Ives and was delighted to find exquisite ethnic tribal textiles to add to her growing collection. She stumbled upon a little boutique shop on Wickenden well over a decade ago and began collecting stunning ceramic pieces from Dwo Wen Chen of Three Wheel Studio and continues to do so to this day. Her special love for art glass led her to Chris Belleau of Gallery Belleau, from whom she had collected quite a number of pieces with an eye on additional future acquisitions including custom orders.

With a corporate background in procurement at a Fortune 100 company coupled with art acquisition spanning over twenty years, Dolores has a keen eye with tremendous appreciation, and, is quite knowledgeable in purchasing the unique, creative, top-tiered quality work handcrafted by local artisans. More importantly, Dolores states:

In the realm of acquiring art, I made the surprising discovery that the most accessible, friendly, gifted, knowledgeable, and, humble artisans are right here in Providence.  These people create art out of their love for their craft. They continue to grow as artists, explore outside their comfort zones, and, expand their range of offerings. These artisans use top-quality materials, hand-craft every single piece one-by-one – which makes each piece unique unto itself. While there are similar pieces, they are not identical. These are not your mass-produced products using materials of unknown origin. These are top-shelf artisan-produced goods made of the best materials available on the market today. Often time, the artist produces many pieces before choosing the best-of-the-best to offer to their clientele. They represent their own work, stand behind it, and, typically make little profit, if any, as they need to cover their operating expenses while supporting themselves. For many, it is not unusual for these highly creative folks to simply break even, if that. Aside from my personal passion for their artisanal goods, I choose to support Rhode Island local artists to help ensure they continue their awesome crafts, their survival in the market place, and, to grow my collection to even greater heights.

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Meet Celebrity Guide Ginny Fox

Gallery Night Providence welcomes Ginny Fox as one of our “Celebrity Guides” on August 18, 2016.

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Ginny Fox founded the Peace Flag Project (PFP) about eight years ago, and has served as the Executive Director. In 2011, PFP became a 501C3. Ginny always says that working for peace is the work of her heart. The project which began as a personal spiritual journey has become something she has shared with thousands of people in RI and surrounding areas. She has studied Nonviolent Communication with Maria DeCarvalho and completed the Introduction to Nonviolence Training at the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at URI.

Her professional background is as an editor and writer at McGraw Hill Books and Random House in New York City. While living in New York City, Connecticut and RI, Ginny pursued photography at the School of Visual Arts, International Center for Photography, Silvermine Art School (CT), and with Kristin Street at Moses Brown. She has had a lifelong interest in the arts – dance, theater, and music. As head of the PFP, she has worked with dozens of RI organizations throughout the state. For Ginny, peace and the arts are intertwined.

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Meet Celebrity Guide Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon

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We are very excited to have painter, Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon as one of our “Celebrity Guides” on Gallery Night, August 18, 2016.

Jennifer is a full time artist and self-taught painter from East Providence with a background in sculpture. She attended Rhode Island College in the 90s, supplementing her art education in both England and Italy. She worked as a public school teacher for nearly two decades, and still teaches private classes to both children and adults. Mainly known for her ethereal portraits of well known individuals with a twist, Jennifer was described by art critic Don Wilkinson as “a high priestess” who creates paintings “which are expressionistic with an eye for detail (and) and eye for the eyes, the gateway of the soul.” She is an active board member on both the East Providence Arts Council (EPAC) and of Gallery Night Providence.

Since 2012, Jennifer has had multiple solo shows, recently including the University of Rhode Island Providence Gallery, The Silvershell Gallery in Providence and The Robert Hunt Gallery of New Bedford as well as having been included in multiple group shows in the Southern New England area. In addition, Jennifer had a hand in the creation, organization and launch of two new art festivals in Rhode Island this past year, including “the looff” Arts Festival and The Hunt’s Mills Festival, both of which take place in East Providence.

She has a very active following on Facebook, where she showcases the progress of paintings from start to finish. Her page can be found here:

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Summer Celebration At Paper Connection With Julie Brayton

Celebrating Summer in Rhode Island!

is the theme of Julie Brayton’s show at The Paper Gallery, Paper Connection International Inc.. Providence, RI on Gallery Night, Thursday, July 21st.

Julie says…”My paintings are about vibration of color. Having learned to see the colors of light, I paint the subtle nuances of color in nature.”  Images of sail boats and fishing boats dance in the sunlight as we take a closer look at the coastal beauty that surrounds us and satisfies our senses.  We love this time of year!  Come see how Julie….a native Rhode Islander and fisherman’s daughter, tells the story of summer in Rhode Island.

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