WHAT’S HAPPENING
THIS MONTH

TOURS

Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to
over 20 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final art bus of the evening leaves at 7:00pm.

Every Gallery Night features a Collector’s Tour. On this tour you’ll meet everyday art lovers who love to collect. Catch their enthusiasm about the art they discover and the artists they meet.

Gallery Night Guides are present on every bus tour. Knowledgeable, often artists themselves, they are here to answer your questions and make your Gallery Night experience a memorable one!

2016 NEW GALLERIES

Please join us in welcoming these new galleries to our organization this year:
 The Handicraft ClubInner Space Outsider Art Gallery @ Share Space, Silvershell GallerySprout RI and our newest members – J Schatz and Gather!

ONE-TIME STOPS FOR AUGUST

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage:
Umbrella Movement: Youth & Activism 

CELEBRITY GUIDES FOR AUGUST

Dolores Rovnack – Art Collector

Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon – Painter

Ginny Fox – Peace Flag Project -Executive Director

 

CLOSED FOR AUGUST

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
David Winton Bell Gallery
The Handicraft Club
Peter Miller Fine Art
Providence College—Galleries
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery

 WHAT’S ON THE WALLS

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GALLERIES

20 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!

Collector’s Tours

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.

Rachel Lapkin, a Materials Conservator, will be leading the Collector’s Tour in July.

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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    Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon to lead 5:30 Celebrity Tour

    Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon 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: www.facebook.com/jgcahoonartist

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    Dolores Rovnack leads 5:50 Collectors’ Tour

    Dolores Rovnack 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, focusing on 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 20 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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    Ginny Fox to lead 6:30 Celebrity Tour

    Ginny Fox founded the Peace Flag Project (PFP) about eight years ago, and serves 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.

    Find more about the Peace Flag Project here: http://thepeaceflagproject.org/

    Peace Fest RI happens Saturday, September 24 at 1 PM – 4 PM
    in Burnside Park, Downtown Providence RI.

2016 Gallery Map

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Gallery Night Guides 2016

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]

Judi Dill - Gallery Night Guide

Judi Dill

Ted DiLucia - Gallery Night Guide

Ted DiLucia

Cathren Housley - Gallery Night Guide

Cathren Housley

John Hunter Housley - Gallery Night Guide

John Hunter Housley

Lucia Huntley - Gallery Night Guide

Lucia Huntley

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 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm. 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, guided bus tours leave at 5:30, 5:50, 6:00, 6:30, and 6:50 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Limited free parking available at the Regency on Gallery Night. On-street parking is available.

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 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 joined us as President of the 2015-16 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 2016.

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    Treasurer

    DALILA ALVES is the Treasurer of the Gallery Night Providence Board 2016. Many thanks for her previous tenure as President of GNP.

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    SECRETARY

    DEBORAH CLEMONS is an educator at the RISD Museum. She develops opportunities for adult learning that emphasize artistic process and connects with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. She continues her role as secretary on Gallery Night’s board for 2016.

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