Thank you to all : artists, Big Nazo, the Regulars, Fete and the committee!
Our fundraiser was a great success thanks to everyone who worked so hard and did such a good job.
Thanks especially to our sponsors:
Thank you also to the WONDERFUL and good-natured FANS of Gallery Night Providence who continue to support and
How to do Gallery Night? Start from Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and traveling to 24 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. Whether you take one of our free bus tours , drive, bike or walk – you’re bound to have a wonderful art-filled evening!
Theme-dedicated bus tours leave at 5:20, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20, 6:40, and 7:00 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Parking is free at our central location at One Regency Plaza
Stop at our information center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s exhibitions. Choose the exhibits that interest you the most and drive directly to the galleries of your choice.
Park free at any one of the many parking lots situated conveniently throughout the city and stroll from gallery to gallery, enjoying the Providence skyline and the historic city streets. Use the brochure maps to discover all the artistic amenities within walking distance.
VOTE FOR ART: Gallery Night Providence is excited to introduce our latest initiative, the “Vote for Art” program. The “Vote for Art” program is a contest that awards cash prizes to living, contemporary artists exhibiting at any one of the twenty-four Gallery Night venues.
This program will run from August through October of 2014. Each of these months, Gallery Night venues will select up to 10 pieces of art to enter into the “Vote for Art” competition. The public will then be able to vote, both online and in person, for their favorite artwork. One winner will be selected per month, with prizes awarded on the following Gallery Night.
The “Vote for Art” prize seeks to build on the foundation of cultural tourism in Providence that Gallery Night continues to build and support, drawing visitors from all over the world and celebrating our local and international arts community.
We are thrilled to bring this contest to our community and anticipate expanding our vision in the years to come!
Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to
24 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.
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 Anthony Tomaselli for free.
James Dealy will be leading the Collectors’ Tour in October.Start your own collection – Gallery Night goers attending the Collector’s Tour will receive a small print
Anthony Tomaselli - Reflecting Providence - This month's Collectors' Print
Contemporary, traditional, artisan or museum! We’ve got it all. Take a peek at our members to get a taste for what we offer!
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 goers attending the Collector’s Tour will receive a small print by Rhode Island artist Anthony Tomaselli for free.
I love to paint, I love color, I love patterns!
When I graduated from art school my husband started medical school. Being an independent personality and finding a difficult job market I decided to venture into business. I painted murals all over New Orleans . I would cold call businesses and say ” I’m a professional artist and I believe art should be where you work and live ” , Until they said ” lady I never to hear from you again ” I would continue to call them once a week. When lucky, I would get the chance to make a presentation of my art . I watched the clients expressions as they saw different pictures and we talked about the use of space in their environment. I painted hospitals, banks, industrial buildings, government buildings, retail stores and private homes. I continued this career in Burlington, VT. When I moved to Providence, RI , where I still live, I had young children and my husband started his own medical practice. I traded paintbrush for a pen and I learned medical administration.
In 2005 I decided it had to be my time to paint. I thought its now or never and it became now in a BIG way! I’m happy and hopefully my paintings convey this . To me it is most important to enjoy life, all vertical moments are precious. I hope my work is full of fun. I hope it brings a smile to your face!
My feelings on being an artist/collector:
There were 3 art lovers who helped form my relationship with the artistic process. First, I learned to love creating art from my grandmother. She dressed my sister, cousins and me in our father’s old T-shirts, handed us brushes, paints and canvas board. We went all out with our creativity. Second, I learned to love collecting art from my dad. He taught me how to fall in love with an artist’s work. He said you see something and it captivates you. If you wake up the next day still thinking about it, go back and buy it I usually don’t wait until the next day. Third, I learned to recognize what art I loved from a wonderful teacher. He introduced me to the work of untrained artists, known as Visionary Artists and Outsider Artists.
These individuals have no formal art training but do amazing work because something in them makes them need to be visually creative. Their work is full of energy, full of life.
My husband and I have been collecting Visionary, Outsider and Folk art for 40 years. Our home is filled with fun! Collecting art has been a privilege!
Ted Dilucia was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, and played saxophone in middle school band.
“I create what life cannot offer. The grotesque and abstract, or the abstractions of the grotesque and macabre are the themes I wrestle with and are themes that continue to motivate my work. I try to see paintings as sculpture, as a ‘thing’ something that just is more than just paint on canvas. Growing up, I always drew, every day.
I never really painted much, until I got older. Although I drew everyday, filling up lined notebooks to high quality sketchpads, it wasn’t until later that painting became a form of meditation, a relaxant, a zone, in which I could leave reality behind, but we all know we must return one way or the other. Painting showed me how to become free with my lines and move away from careful contours which can become tedious and mechanical.
In school they always say to color inside of the lines. However, I want to color outside of them and see what happens in the white vastness of the paper. Line and color have the ability to move beyond parameters that we and others set for us. Art lives so far from the lines, way out there, it should never be contained.
I think there is no better attribute to a person than the transcendence of an idea, and having the ability to create it, making it a reality. So ‘What is beauty? What is the beautiful?’ I don’t know, but what I do know is, beauty lurks in the eyes of the beholder… and that my eyes are a little different from everybody else’s.”
Dalila Alves, a veteran member of Gallery Night Providence, joins us as President for the 2014 season.
Ida Schmulowitz is a painter based in Providence, Rhode Island who creates large scale paintings of urban landscapes.
Deborah Clemons is the assistant educator of public programs at the RISD Museum
Steven Pennell is the URI Providence Campus Coordinator of Urban Arts and Culture.