Behind the Lens, Women in Photography (March 16–April 15, 2017)

Behind the Lens, Women in Photography
Exhibit: March 16 to April 15
Opening Reception: March 16 from 5:00 to 9:00pm
Curated by Rosemary Marchetta & Shari Weschler Rubeck

“Behind the Lens” is an invitational exhibit of a small group of exceptional female artists working in photo-based media from the Northeastern states. Curated by Rosemary Marchetta and Shari Weschler Rubeck, founding members of Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA), the exhibit is part of the international celebration of Women’s History Month 2017. The invited artists will each display 3-5 pieces, totaling about 40 pieces in the exhibit.

With “Behind the Lens”, the curators ask: Is there a female gaze? The question does not refer to women objectifying men, but rather encompasses the idea of women as storytellers, trendsetters, image-makers and innovators equal with their male counterparts. The exhibit captures the stories women artists have told as they gaze upon the world — speaking powerfully of Mother Nature’s intricacies, of the changing seasons of the earth, life, and death.

Women’s History Month is celebrated worldwide through engaging and stimulating programs that celebrate women’s roles in history, society, and art. PCPA contributes to the local Providence events with “Behind the Lens, Women in Photography” by exhibiting work that fosters both dialogue and innovation
in the arts.

About Providence Center for Photographic Arts
(formerly Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery)
PCPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, publications, education, and mutual support. We strive to advance our members’ careers, strengthen the appreciation of photo-based media, and foster dialogue around innovation in the arts.

Our talented member artists come from both the local Providence area and far beyond. PCPA is non-profit organization led by dedicated volunteers. We will run a full calendar of professional workshops, juried, group, and individual artist exhibits, member salons, and other activities throughout 2017. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

PCPA is located in the Russell House (built in 1772) in downtown Providence, around the corner from the Providence Art Club and across the street from Mill’s Tavern Restaurant at 118 North Main Street, 2nd floor. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and by appointment. Please contact or by phone at (401) 225-6792 with any questions