Gallery Night Providence Tours are FREE, and they depart from the Regency Plaza in Downtown Providence every thirty minutes beginning at 5:30PM, with the last bus leaving at 7PM. Reservations are not required (unless otherwise noted). Tours meet in the first floor lounge of One Regency Plaza.
You can also design your own self-guided tour with the downloadable map at https://www.gallerynight.org/2018-map/.
Have a question about Gallery Night? Call (401) 400-2297.
GALLERY NIGHT PROVIDENCE ANNOUNCES TOURS AND EXHIBITIONS FOR 20 SEPTEMBER 2018
ANNOUNCING THE SEPTEMBER CELEBRITY GUIDES
TAKE A BIKE RIDING TOUR ON GALLERY NIGHT!
20 SEPTEMBER @ 6PM
Join Mike Rodrigues, BMX Industry Icon and Gallery Night Providence board member, for this exciting, end- of- summer tour!
Arrive at Sprout CoWorking Gallery, 166 Valley Street, Providence, at 6pm, where there's ample parking for your car. Ride out at 6:15pm. Here’s the complete tour schedule:
Sprout CoWorking Gallery
The Avenue Concept
URI Providence Campus Gallery
OK let’s ramp up this ride...
Last month, we had a great ride with barely any traffic, a smooth route and a nice night on the town.
We checked out the art galleries and had a great time.
On September 20th, the tour will include three exclusive and exciting stops, Skye Gallery, Gallery Z and The Avenue Concept.
Skye Gallery is a new and vibrant gallery on Broadway in Providence. The exhibition,“Lifelines” by Melvin Green is currently on view.
On Federal Hill, Gallery Z and proprietor, Berge Zobian, have an extraordinary display of art, craft and gift items to dazzle the senses.
At The Avenue Concept, participate in the PVD Green Drinks Event and learn about The Avenue Concept’s public art projects. Hear more about the upcoming RecyClean Project, the brain-child of resident artist, Jen Long and Bonnie Combs.
So, see our Facebook event, click on “GOING” and get off your duff and be out there with the crew!
WALKING AND BUS TOURS FOR 20 SEPTEMBER 2018
Walking Tour @ 5:30pm
Providence City Hall Gallery
BankRI Turks Head Gallery
Frank Toti and Jessika Davis, GN Guides
At Providence City Hall Gallery see the exhibition, "Portraits and Tributes" - drawing and photography by Kalie Boyne and Justin Case.
At BankRI Turks Head Gallery: see the work of Rebecca Jenness, who uses strong colors and textures to convey her ideas about the human condition. She is first and foremost a storyteller using humor, urban scenes and abstract shapes to develop a visual narrative.
At Copacetic see an amazing showroom full of unique jewelry, designer clocks and gadgets of all shapes and sizes that dazzle the eye.
Peace Tour @ 5:30pm
URI Providence Campus Gallery
The Peaceable Kingdom
First Unitarian Church- Atrium Gallery
Melanie Ducharme, GN Guide
At URI Providence Campus Gallery: The BEING PEACE exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Peace Flag Project, the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies in recognition of International Peace Day and the need to engage in creating peace in our time. The artwork is focused on the notion of creating peace within, and transforming that quality in our relationships within the family, the community, the nation, across the globe and with our environment.
At The Peaceable Kingdom: see the designs by Mari Katsigianis of Eye Candy Wearable Art. Mari incorporates authentic tribal textiles and jeweled embellishments into her amazing creations.
At The First Unitarian Church - Atrium Gallery: see the exhibition, Jordan Seaberry - The Violences, a project that focuses on themes of restoration and reconciliation, creating paintings in collaboration with the families of gun violence victims.
At Atrium Gallery: see “The Great American Peace Flag” and “The United American Peace Flag” Exhibit. Artist Cathren Housley designed the flags in conjunction with the Peace Flag Project, founded by Ginny Fox.
Bilingual Spanish/English Tour @ 6pm
Bannister Gallery @ RIC
Sprout Coworking Gallery
Sally Schwartz, GN Guide and Marta Martinez, Celebrity Guide
At Bannister Gallery @ RIC: see the 2018 3D Faculty Exhibition, featuring the works of Craig Bachman, Doug Bosch, Joost During, Bill Martin, Dianne Reilly, Johan van Aswegen, and Frank Wang.
At Sprout CoWorking Gallery: see the exhibit, Pieces of Me: Photography by RISD CE. The creation of these works began during a RISD CE class on finding your voice as a photographer.
At Gather Glass see a hands-on glass blowing demonstration in an authentic glass studio and gallery.
At Skye Gallery: see the exhibition, “Lifelines” by Melvin Green. Founded in 2017, Skye Gallery is a contemporary art gallery on Broadway in Providence.
Tour @ 6:30pm
Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
Anthony DiPalma, GN Guide and Monica Shinn and Mare Davis, Celebrity Guides
At Dryden Gallery: see the exhibition, POP Portraits by Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon, a self-taught painter and owner of HeARTspot Art Center and Gallery in East Providence.
At Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts: see a double- header in the galleries, featuring a solo exhibition by the acclaimed photographer, writer Jerry Takigawa in the Focus Gallery and a juried member show in the Community Gallery.
At ArtProv Gallery see the distinctive styles of three artists, Sherie Harkins, Linnea Toney Leeming and Nick Paciorek, who express themselves through the use of intense color will provoke and engage in a new show, “Colorist.”
Tour @ 7pm
Chazan Gallery @ Wheeler
David Winton Bell Gallery
John Housley, GN Guide and Susan Clausen and Bert Crenca, Celebrity Guides
At Chazan Gallery @ Wheeler: see the two-person show entitled, To Look and Look Again, featuring the work of Sam Allerton Green and Peter Hocking.
At Gallery Belleau see colorful, whimsical and intriguing hand-blown glass works of art by artist and shop proprietor, Christopher Belleau.
At David Winton Bell Gallery @ Brown: see Walter Feldman: A Memorial Exhibition, chronicling Feldman’s affiliation with Brown University that began in 1953, when he taught his first class in visual design.
At RISD Museum see the exhibition, The Phantom of Liberty: Contemporary Works in the RISD Museum Collection, comprised of works by more than 40 artists, designers, and collectives in the RISD Museum collection. The exhibition, representing a range of media, including painting, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs, explores the illusive and imaginary notions of “freedom.”
Assisting @ Gallery Night Headquarters at One Regency Plaza: Lucia Huntley, GN Guide and Robin Tagliaferri, GN Coordinator
GALLERY NIGHT PROVIDENCE WELCOMES THREE ONE- TIME STOPS ON 20 SEPTEMBER
First Unitarian Church of Providence - Atrium Space
One Benevolent Street
At the corner of Benefit and Benevolent Street
Jordan Seaberry - The Violences
The Violences Project focuses on themes of restoration and reconciliation, creating paintings in collaboration with the families of gun violence victims. Seaberry is Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence.
"What does it mean to love a people? What’s it mean to love a neighborhood? A family? A person? A country? Everyday, I sit on couches, in funeral homes, at kitchen tables, working with families who are asking unanswerable questions. Those questions build pictures. The image possesses the power to ask those questions– to change what we call violence and, in turn, what we name justice."
- Jordan Seaberry, Born, Chicago / BFA, RISD
This exhibit is sponsored by The Peace Flag Project, thepeaceflagproject.org in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace.
For more information on the First Unitarian Church visit the website: Firstunitarianprov.org
by Melvin Green
Opening Reception on 20 September during Gallery Night
Founded in 2017, Skye Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Providence, RI. Skye Gallery works to cultivate extraordinary talent through art sales and artist management. Curator Jonny Skye can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Avenue Concept
PVD Green Drinks Discussion on Public Art
Please join SEG on Thursday, September 20th for a PVD Green Drinks discussion about public art at The Avenue Concept!
Located in Providence's upper Southside on Lockwood Street and founded in 2012, The Avenue Concept was the city's first private public art program. Since then it has installed or exhibited more than 150 works of public art, and invested $1.1million in both artwork and infrastructure.
Here's where the environment comes in! Next summer, The Avenue Concept will host internationally known artist Steven Siegel to build a massive sculpture on Kennedy Plaza using recycled materials!
For this month's Providence Green Drinks, we will bring together The Avenue Concept's Artists in Residence Jen Long (Whale Guitar Project) and Bonnie Combs (avid re-user and creator of reusable products at Bird Brain Designs). Jen and Bonnie are sourcing more than 20 cubic yards of plastic material for the project and invite the public to participate in a special recycling program and contribute to the art installation.
Join the conversation about recycling and why China has put a ban on accepting waste from the U.S., and learn what you can do to improve and reduce your impact on the planet.
Win two tickets to ecoRI News Zero Trash Birthday Bash on Sunday, September 30 at Troop! Simply bring empty, clean colored plastic bottles/containers (with caps and lids on) and receive a raffle ticket for each piece. The more clean plastic you bring, the more Enter to Win tickets you receive!
(Examples include shampoo bottles, laundry detergent, cleaning products, deodorant, etc. No food containers, please).
These monthly events are made possible in partnership with: Cleantech Open Northeast, EcoRI News, New England Clean Energy Council/Navigate, and Slater Technology Fund.
September Celebrity Guides
Here's a spectacular line up of Celebrity Guides for tour night on 20 September!