About the Gallery
The oldest gallery on historic Federal Hill and Atwells Avenue’s only gift shop, Gallery Z is celebrating nineteen years in 2019 with an exciting new look and is also delighted to rejoin Gallery Night Providence. The gallery's main room has been opened up and is bathed in light, with exhibit paintings prominently featured in traditional gallery fashion. Fine art glass, pottery and assemblages are now showcased on their own displays.
The windows have been reorganized into four themes representative of the works inside - one dedicated to original Armenian art, per Director Berge Ara Zobian’s background; a second displays works from the rotating current exhibit; a third shows Rhode Island scenes from local artists; and the fourth is a sampling of the specialty gift items within, from among the jewelry, handicrafts, accessories and fun RI-themed objects.
Gallery Z represents over four hundred renowned fine artists of which fifty are Rhode Island and regional artists, one hundred fifty are national and two hundred are international. A gift shop set amidst the fine art, glass, pottery and handmade jewelry by local artists offers international handicrafts, small woven wool rugs, fun jewelry, art postcards, RI-themed mementoes and other distinctive finds.
April Press Release
Armenian Artists from Around the World
Thursday, April 4th through Sunday, May 26th , 2019. Opening Reception Thursday, April 18, 2019, 5-9PM.
Gallery Z is showcasing selected Armenian artists in April.
Featured artist is Harut Aghajanian, an Armenian artist born in Iran in 1956, with works in private collections in the US and Europe. His highly intricate figurative works on paper are in both black & white and soft wash tones.
Anoush Charlene Bargamian, a.k.a. Sweet Angst, born (1963) and raised in Providence, is an artist/art educator living and working in Chicago, whose abstract paintings and prints employ many mixed media.
Harutune Hovhanesian Born in 1922, Harutune taught for 25 years at the Yerevan Teachers’ Training Institute. His works have been exhibited internationally.
George V Kaprielian Born in Providence, “Varki” is a self-taught photographer who always carries a camera.
Kevork Mourad, born 1970 in Syria of Armenian origin, is a world-renowned artist who also works in music, dance and theatre. He has had solo exhibitions around the world and has works in museums worldwide. He has perfected a technique of spontaneous painting to live music, and is a teaching-artist member of Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. He lives and works in New York City, when not traveling internationally.
Marsha Nouritza Odabashian has exhibited in galleries and museums in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, California and Louisiana and has works in numerous collections.