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Your tour will depart from The Regency Apartments promptly at 5:15pm on Thursday May 16th. The duration is approximately 2 hours. You will be visiting:
Armenian Artists from Around the World
Zareh Mutafian (1907-1980), French-Armenian painter, was born in Armenia near Mt. Ararat. He was an orphan of the Armenian genocide in Turkey in 1915, during which he lost his entire family to massacre, he was resettled first in Greece, then Italy, thanks to the Near East Relief, where he studied painting at the Brera Academy in Milan. Impressionistic portraits, landscapes, waterscapes and Armenian village churches set amidst rolling hills and mountainscapes are characteristic of a richly colorful style.
Benjamin Giguere (b. 1978) fortuitously took a temporary job in 1997 at a small-town Vermont crystal glass factory called Simon Pearce. This serendipity evolved into a career; Benjamin soon became full-time as he was presented with the opportunity to apprentice and learn the craft of glassblowing with master glass workers from around the world. His training with masters from Sweden, the Czech Republic, Ireland and England continues to influence his work today.
Bannister @ RIC
Annual Graduating Art Students' Exhibition
This exhibition showcases the culmination of each graduating senior’s course of study at Rhode Island College. Students have developed a stylistically accomplished and conceptually focused body of work, represented in the forms of ceramics, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, digital media, graphic design, photography and sculpture.
The mixed media exhibit features more than 350 artworks by K-12 students from public and charter schools throughout the state, and the honored selection of Westerly Public School for the Gift of Art to the State of Rhode Island – adding 9 new works to the permanent collection of more than 250 works due to their extraordinary work in the visual and performing arts in the Westerly School System, and their efforts to integrate the arts into the curriculum across disciplines.