Press Release for the Gallery at Sprout CoWorking – July 2017 Gallery Night Providence
We are pleased to highlight these 6 local artists for our July show titled Coastal Curiosities. All the artwork in the show somehow represents the ocean, waves, beach, sand and seaweed. Celebration on July 20th, snack included.
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May Babcock is an interdisciplinary artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in Storrs with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking in 2008. Directly after, she joined the graduate printmaking program at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, earning her Masters of Fine Arts degree in 2011. Her studio processes combine printmaking, hand papermaking, sculpture, and book-arts techniques, creating artwork that address contemporary landscapes. She gathers sketches and materials from each site to create innovative installations and works of paper. Babcock exhibits nationally and internationally, and has taught courses in all forms of papermaking, printmaking, drawing, and two-dimensional design. Additionally, she is the founder of Paperslurry.com, an active blog dedicated to promoting the art and craft of hand papermaking. She serves on the Hand Papermaking Magazine Board of Directors.
Michaela Bolotin is a Providence based process painter with pieces primarily composed of oil paint and cold wax medium. Heavily influenced by music and sound, she tries to emulate the movement noise compels one’s body to make while listening, whether reactionary or intentional. Her primary concern is to capture a moment through heavy texture and a specific, mood influenced color palette. She hopes her audience can feel the same way when they experience her work visually as they would with music or sounds aurally.
Ian Deveau is 26 years old and from Jamestown, Rhode Island. He uses photography to express the raw beauty and power of our planet's natural environments, and the people who choose to play in them. For him, being a photographer is about being fully immersed in his environment. Making photographs adds to the adventure of everyday life and allows him to truly see and examine closely people and places. It also encourages him to continue to travel and help give a voice to areas in need of support and attention. Ian hopes that his images will inspire people to think more about one another and our planet. He hopes they might serve as a visual reminder to step outside, and connect with the world.
Glass.Rock.Beach is a mother/daughter business creating jewelry featuring elements of the beach. The business was formed out of a mutual love of creating ocean art. The jewelry is designed and crafted in Rhode Island. The inspiration is sourced from nature. The jewelry features hand-picked sea glass and shells encrusted with pyrite on either brass or silver plated cuff bracelets, sterling silver, gold plated or copper chain, and sterling silver, brass plated, and gold filled earring posts and hoops; often times combined with semi-precious stones such as pearls, malachite, turquoise, hematite, and other stones. Kiera and Louann use the beautiful state of Rhode Island as the inspiration for the business. The philosophy behind Glass.Rock.Beach is believing in the art you create, wearing it yourself and loving it, and utilizing many found objects. Kiera and Louann take pride in the fact that our pieces are locally picked, designed, and handmade.
Dr Jason Hack is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist who enjoys taking photographs of both beautiful living and inanimate yet dynamic objects he finds in the immediate environment around him. To get these images, he works only with his handheld camera and a stock lens.
Kate Wilson sees majesty in the simple all around, and through her eye, offers a visual adventure that challenges her audience to play along. Starting as simple photographs, her work becomes illusory through her creative process. As an added layer of intrigue, the viewer may discover a positive message hidden within, twisting reality on another level. Magnifying glasses will be on hand to assist viewers in their hunt for these treasures. Kate Wilson's art is influenced by her love of nature and fine art, her years spent as an educator, her work as a graphic designer, and her happy outlook on life. She lives and creates in Cranston, Rhode Island.
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