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Gallery Night Guides 2015

In addition to our Celebrity and Collector Guides, Gallery Night Providence has Guides on every bus tour. Many of them are artists themselves and are great sources of information for Gallery Night visitors. [More]

Sandra Solomon - Gallery Night Guide

Sandra Solomon

Lucia Huntley - Gallery Night Guide

Lucia Huntley

Judi Dill - Gallery Night Guide

Judi Dill

John Hunter Housley - Gallery Night Guide

John Hunter Housley

Cathren Housley - Gallery Night Guide

Cathren Housley

Betty Grayson - Gallery Night Guide

Betty Grayson

Russell Ricci - Gallery Night Guide

Russell Ricci

A FUN-FILLED INTRO
TO THE PROVIDENCE
ART SCENE

ABOUT GALLERY NIGHT

 
Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors.  This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence.

 Starting with nine determined galleries in 1996, Gallery Night Providence has grown into a regional visual arts extravaganza. Art buses travel the neighborhoods of Providence letting people on and off at galleries, museums and historic sites. Over 10,000 people each year enjoy exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, live music and performances. The 18-year old organization works to introduce and develop relationships between local creative communities, new and old. Take a guided tour or visit the galleries on your own. Enjoy wine and cheese, listen to music and experience the wonderful art Providence has to offer.

WHAT’S HAPPENING
THIS MONTH

TOURS

Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to
23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm.

2015 GALLERY NIGHT MEMBERS

Please join us in welcoming these new galleries to our organization this year:
Five Richmond, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Lore, Moon Tide DyersPeter Miller Fine Art, and Rhode Island College Galleries!

Closed for May Gallery Night : Providence College Galleries

COLLECTORS’ TOURS

Russell Ricci will be leading this month’s Collectors’ Tour.

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 visitors on the Collector’s Tour will receive a small print by Rhode Island artist Tamara Diaz for free.

Tamara Diaz - Collectors' Print Artist

Tamara Diaz won the Gallery Night Providence ‘Vote for Art’ prize last season.

This piece, ‘La Casa de Tia Marta,’ is featured on the 2015 Gallery Night brochure and is also the collector’s print for May.

Celebrity Guides

Gallery Night offers free, carefully curated guided tours every third Thursday from March to November.

Special guests guiding this month’s tours!

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    Michele Leavitt, Fiber Artist leads 6:10 Contemporary Tour

    Michele Leavitt, Gallery Night Celebrity Guide

     Michele Leavitt

    “A visit to an exhibition featuring artwork of Michele Chisholm Leavitt is sure to be an adventure. Although the recipient of college degrees in painting and design, she constantly explores new aesthetic dimensions using original techniques and new solutions for old problems. She has chosen to use collage extensively to create mosaic-like constructions that often contain cogent statements about current political and social events, and she has designed beautiful rugs on such themes as well, to be woven by the expert weavers of Turkey.

    Installations are a very popular dimension of Michele’s art. As a major show took shape at the Newport Art Museum with a generous grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, it became evident that most of the work that she had been working on for the previous five years fit perfectly in the theme for this installation, which she had titled “Too Close for Comfort.” A second installation was assembled for an exhibition named “Tears” at the University of Virginia Art Museum.

    More projects by Michele carrying messages of this kind can be expected, along with many adventures with unusual or rediscovered techniques. Among the most fascinating are a series of landscapes and seascapes made with scraps of fabric sewn into an intricate design. One of these, “Northern Shore” is at an exhibition in the American Embassy in Lithuania. Keep watching for Michele’s newest ideas.”

    – Thomas W. Leavitt

     

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    Russell Ricci leads 5:30 Collectors Tour

    Russell Ricci

    As a huge follower of the Providence music scene, Russell often found himself in the presence of not only cutting edge musicians but many visual artists as well.  It was in the 1980’s when a favorite haunt “Rocket” had a fundraising auction called “Artists Against AIDS”, where he first encountered art that was affordable, and so his collection began.

    Since then, Russell’s collection has grown to include works by Edna Lawrence, Edna Martin, Ann Korb Henry, Jessica Rosner, Mark Perry, Kathy Hodge, Mark Freeman, Vicky Wolf, and Michael Davis to name a few.

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    Ted DiLucia leads 6:50 Contemporary Tour

    Tour Guide October 16, 2014

    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.”

     

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    Dennis Delomba, painter leads 6:30 Contemporary Tour

    Gallery Night Celebrity Guide

    Dennis Delomba

    Painting has become a place in which I analyze, relive and re-experience life events in both the most complex and primal languages. For me, painting is the ultimate challenge, the most comprehensive voice, and the most connective encounter of all the layers of the scattered self. Looking over human history, I see nothing better than to be a powerful painter. Technically I go back, endlessly striving to comprehend the early Flemish artists such as Van Eyck, to the Italian masters like Caravaggio, the Spanish as  epitomized in Velasquez, and always Leonardo and Rembrandt for monumental understanding of  human vision. Conceptually, my mentors forever will be Marcel Duchamp and Magritte.

     

GALLERIES

Over twenty galleries open their doors each month – there is so much to see!

Contemporary, traditional, artisan or museum! We’ve got it all. Take a peek at our members to get a taste for what we offer!

Vote for Art

“Vote For Art” Initiative Rewards Artists Exhibiting During Gallery Night Providence

2015 VFA Voting!

Voting is from March 1st – April 30th, within the galleries and via our online ballot. See this month’s entries here: https://www.facebook.com/voteforartri

Follow this link to cast your e-vote! http://goo.gl/phcWR3

Vote for Art April 2015 Entries

voteforartlogoSupport a Living Artist!

Gallery Night Providence developed “Vote for Art” as a contest that awards cash prizes to living, contemporary artists exhibiting at any one of the 2015 Gallery Night venues.

 

Eight Months of VOTING – One Artist Prize Awarded Per Month!

HOW IT WORKS : Gallery Night venues each can submit up to 10 pieces of art to the “Vote for Art” competition. The public votes, both online and in person, for their favorite artwork. One winner is selected per month, with prizes awarded on the following Gallery Night. 

 

Sustaining the CREATIVE Capitol

The “Vote for Art” prize aims to build on the foundation of cultural tourism in Providence that Gallery Night continues to expand and support, drawing visitors from all over the world and celebrating our local and international arts community.

 

 Long Range Plan

We are thrilled to bring this contest to our community and anticipate expanding our vision in the years to come!

How to!

How to do Gallery Night? Start from our info center at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 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!

bus

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

drive

Stop at our info center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s events and exhibitions. Choose what interests you most and drive directly to the galleries of your choice.

Walk

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.

MAP

TOURS

MEET OUR BOARD

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    PRESIDENT

    Kerry Murphy is an artist and art educator.  She works at Johnston Senior High School where she serves as Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Department.  After serving as Gallery Night’s Fundraising Committee Chair from 2013-14, Kerry has joined us as President of the 2015 Gallery Night board.

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    Vice President

    Steven Pennell is the URI Providence Campus Coordinator of Urban Arts and Culture. He steps up as Vice President of the Gallery Night board for 2015.

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    Coordinator

    Ida Schmulowitz, the General Coordinator for Gallery Night, is a painter based in Providence, Rhode Island. She creates large scale paintings of urban landscapes.

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    Treasurer

    Dalila Alves is the Treasurer of the Gallery Night Providence Board 2015. Many thanks for her previous tenure as President of GNP.

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    SECRETARY

    Deborah Clemons is the assistant educator of public programs at the RISD Museum. She continues her tenure as Secretary for the Gallery Night Providence board in 2015.

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    Social Media + Celebrity Guides

    Richard Bradley is a familiar face at Gallery Night, documenting our event for Facebook, and the Gallery Night blog. He is also our Celebrity Guide Coordinator. A collector and creator of beautiful objects himself, find more about Richard at mypinkplanet.wordpress.com

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