Say hello to the Gallery guides of 2019

Gallery Guides are to Gallery Night what a Teaching Assistant is to a Professor!

Our guides help to enrich the experience at each stop on their gallery tour! Here’s to our amazing 2019 guides!

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Barbara Barnes

Barbara Barnes has been leading public walking tours in Providence for over 30 years.

When Gallery Night was "young," she led trolley tours for this monthly event. Barbara is now delighted to "come home" to be a guide once again.

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Catherine Hurst

Catherine Hurst is a retired marketing professor and marketing executive. She is a walking tour guide with the RI Historical Society, and is researching and writing biographies of individuals buried at the North Burial Ground.

She has been a member of their Cemetery Ghost Tour re-enactment troupe for the last three seasons as an actress and script writer. 

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Frank Toti

Gallery Night Guide 

Instructor in Humanities at Johnson and Wales University and Rhode Island College. Playwright, Director, Actor

Loves star gazing, walks along the beach, broadway show tunes and a nice glass of Merlot! 

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Barbara Carpenter

Barbara has recently returned to Rhode Island after 38 years living on the West Coast, from LA to Seattle. She has worked as an actor, teacher, executive assistant. Now retired, she enjoys gardening and fabric arts, depending on the weather.  She is enjoying seeing modern Rhode Island with mature eyes, exploring art, culture and history in the same streets she once roamed as a young hippie.

Beverly Pettine


Beverly Pettine has been a walking tour guide and a docent for over 20 years. After retiring from public school teaching, she ran an historic one-room schoolhouse in Rehoboth, MA.

Once a volunteer for Gallery Night, she is excited to return as a walking tour guide during this 23rd season.

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Rosemary Rocchio

Rosemary has been a Providence tour guide for many years. During this time she has given walking tours and bus tours. In the early days of Gallery Night she was a guide on the trolley!

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Betty Havrylik

Betty Havrylik is a retired reference librarian and have given tours for PPPS, RIHS, and the RISD Museum. She is thrilled to be a part of Gallery Night this season!

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Jennifer Wilson

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Barbara Zdravesky

Barbara Zdravesky is a professional freelance cellist who has been a docent and tour guide in the past fifteen years with the Rhode Island Historical Society, the Providence Preservation Society, and the Preservation Society of Pawtucket.

Barbara very much enjoys visiting museums of all kinds and is excited to help share Providence’s art world with Gallery Night participants.