Dryden Gallery

Expansive and Versatile

November 2016

Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame has two shows in November. The First Floor Red Gallery offers the woodcuts, linocuts and monoprints of Jules Burrowes. The Grand Gallery upstairs features “Anxiety of Influence” with drawings by Lynne Tobin, paintings by Robert Waters and sculpture by Samantha Dorian.

First Floor Red Gallery

Jules Burrowes – Heron Pond Studio, Pawtucket, RI

Jules has maintained Heron Pond Studio for 30 years and produced works for shows and personal enjoyment. She has exhibited in juried shows, one-person exhibits, international in Sofia Bulgaria, and local art venues for exhibition and demonstration of her art technique. She has contributed to silent auctions and won awards on the boardwalk in New Jersey. Tewksbury, MA., Bethlehem, PA. Her work has been shown from D.C. to N.H and she has several woodland installations, and she has recently been curator of a Textile Show at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA.

Jules has recently added wood sculpture to her more practiced medium of relief printing with wood and linoleum. She also enjoys using the painterly methods for creating monoprints.

Her printed woodcuts start with a drawing, then cutting the design in wood, and finish with a print on paper or cloth, creating three pieces of art each showing a perspective on the original idea. The process has always been distinct steps for Jules which have often left her with at least three works of art along the path to a finished print; the drawing, the block cut, and the print (and often times the fourth dimension is the story that comes with the work!)

Jules loves her art and takes great enjoyment from that which shows up in the world as inspiration for her work.

RI has been home for 5 years and Jules has been awarded a RISCA grant in December 2014 to continue teaching in her studio, in particular with a very talented group of Guatemalan Artists. The grant has made it possible for the artists to have an open studio exhibition and a two-month show at City Hall. The grant period will end with a one-week show at the Krause Gallery located on the Moses Brown School campus.

Jules will continue to use her studio to teach others about how to find the way to their own creative outlets.

Artist Jules Burrowes of Heron Pond Studios exhibits at the Dryden Gallery of Providence Picture Frame

Upstairs in the Grand Gallery

The Anxiety of Influence
Robert Waters, Lynne Tobin and Samantha Dorian

Upstairs in the Grand Gallery is a three-person show called The Anxiety of Influence. The conceptual abstract paintings, drawings and sculpture of Robert Waters, Lynne Tobin and Samantha Dorian respectively. All are RI artists with a definite point of view of contemporary art.


The Dryden Gallery

at Providence Picture Frame
27 Dryden Lane
Providence, Rhode Island 02904




Geoff Gaunt (Co-Owner)
Donna Parsons (Gallery Director)
Monday-Saturday 8:30-6:30
Closed on Sundays

About the Gallery

The Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame stands as the city’s largest and most versatile space of its kind. It is comprised of two distinctly structured, equally appealing venues. The ground floor Red Gallery is an intimate setting ideal for showcasing individual artists, while the Grand Gallery encompasses the cavernous third floor of one of Providence’s most celebrated restored mill buildings.

Providence Picture Frame, in continuous operation since 1889, is the oldest and largest frame store in New England. Dryden Gallery manifests its commitment to support, provide common ground for, and indeed celebrate local visual artists and their peers from all points of the compass.



  • William Muggle
  • Nick Jainschigg - Very Local (paintings) at the Dryden Gallery
    Nick Jainschigg - Very Local (paintings) at the Dryden Gallery
  • Ida Schmulowitz at the Dryden Gallery
    Ida Schmulowitz at the Dryden Gallery
  • John Riedel exhibits at the Dryden Gallery as part of Gallery Night Providence April 21, 2016.
    Gallery Night Providence
  • Walter Croft - Carved wooden sculpture
  • dryden gallery interior
    dryden gallery interior

• November 1, 2016

Comments are closed.