GALLERIES

Over twenty galleries open their doors each month – there is so much to see!

Contemporary, traditional, artisan or museum! We’ve got it all. Take a peek at our members to get a taste for what we offer!

2015 Gallery Map

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Gallery Night Guides 2015

In addition to our Celebrity and Collector Guides, Gallery Night Providence has Guides on every bus tour. Many of them are artists themselves and are great sources of information for Gallery Night visitors. [More]

Sandra Solomon - Gallery Night Guide

Sandra Solomon

Lucia Huntley - Gallery Night Guide

Lucia Huntley

Judi Dill - Gallery Night Guide

Judi Dill

John Hunter Housley - Gallery Night Guide

John Hunter Housley

Cathren Housley - Gallery Night Guide

Cathren Housley

Betty Grayson - Gallery Night Guide

Betty Grayson

Russell Ricci - Gallery Night Guide

Russell Ricci

A FUN-FILLED INTRO
TO THE PROVIDENCE
ART SCENE

ABOUT GALLERY NIGHT

 
Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors.  This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence.

 Starting with nine determined galleries in 1996, Gallery Night Providence has grown into a regional visual arts extravaganza. Art buses travel the neighborhoods of Providence letting people on and off at galleries, museums and historic sites. Over 10,000 people each year enjoy exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, live music and performances. The 18-year old organization works to introduce and develop relationships between local creative communities, new and old. Take a guided tour or visit the galleries on your own. Enjoy wine and cheese, listen to music and experience the wonderful art Providence has to offer.

WHAT’S HAPPENING
THIS MONTH

TOURS

The theme for July Gallery Night is paper. Stop by URI Campus 1st Floor Gallery between 6-8 for a hands-on origami workshop led by Joy Williams. Celebrity Guide Linda Catano will be discussing paper preservation on the Collectors’ tour, and Jules’ tour will focus on works on paper, as well as making a stop at Paper Connection International.

Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to
23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final art bus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm.

2015 GALLERY NIGHT MEMBERS

Please join us in welcoming these new galleries to our organization this year:
Five Richmond, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Lore, Moon Tide DyersPeter Miller Fine Art, and Rhode Island College Galleries!

CLOSED FOR JULY GALLERY NIGHT:

The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler, David Winton Bell Gallery, Rhode Island College Galleries

COLLECTORS’ TOURS

Linda Catano, RISD Museum’s paper preservation specialist, will be leading this month’s Collectors’ Tour.

Meet everyday art lovers who love to collect. Surrounding themselves with the art they love, collectors dive in head first, visiting galleries and artists’ studios. Listen as they tell stories of their collecting adventures and personal discoveries. Catch their enthusiasm about the art they discover and the artists they meet.

Start your own collection!

Gallery Night visitors on the Collector’s Tour will receive a small print by Rhode Island artist Cesare DeCredico for free.

Cesare DeCredico Cockeyed
68"x56" mixed media and acrylic, 2015

Celebrity Guides

Gallery Night offers free, carefully curated guided tours every third Thursday from March to November.

Special guests guiding this month’s tours!

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    Linda Catano to lead 6:30 Collector’s Tour

    Linda Catano has been the RISD Museum’s Paper Preservation Specialist for over twenty years.   Her primary role at RISD includes overseeing the care, handling, storage and display of works of art on paper in the Museum’s collection.   She is involved in educating students and the public on issues of preventive conservation and regularly hosts student interns in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

    Her special areas of interest include the history, use, and identification of artists’ materials and artist-made frames. She recently completed work on Early Exposures: 19th-Century Photography from the Collection, Landscape and Leisure: 19th-Century American Drawings from the Collection, Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, and woodblock prints appearing in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Japanese Print Gallery at the RISD Museum.

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    Rebecca Leuchak leads 5:50 Contemporary Tour

    Rebecca Leuchak, currently visiting faculty at Brown University’s Center for Language Study, is the former director of the Program in Art and Architectural History at Roger Williams University. Rebecca investigates and teaches the arts of a wide range of places and times as the diverse cultural perspectives on shared human experiences.

    Academically trained at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University, and then in Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and the University of Brussels, Belgium, she has worked at The Cloisters Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and has consulted and curated for a number of smaller museums and collections.

    At Roger Williams she founded the Program in Art and Architectural History and launched a Master’s program in World Arts. Taking students “on the road” to study World Arts has been her passion – from the Temples of Luxor to the Temples of Angkor Wat to the Temples of Delphi – themes of passion, privilege, politics and piety connect the arts and architecture created around the world in different eras. These arts from such diverse places and times speak to each other.

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    Jules, printmaker, to lead 5:30 Contemporary Tour

    Jules is a Rhode Island-based artist who focuses on the medium of relief-printing with wood and linoleum. She has recently added wood sculpture to her practice. As a printmaker, Jules has developed a self-taught style of design to the creation of her art.

    Jules has maintained Heron Pond Studio for 30 years to teach others how to find the way to their own creative outlets. Her work has been shown from D.C. to N.H and she has several woodland installations.

Vote for Art

“Vote For Art” Initiative Rewards Artists Exhibiting During Gallery Night Providence

 

2015 VFA Voting!

Voting takes place within the galleries and via our online ballot. See this month’s entries here: https://www.facebook.com/voteforartri

Cast your vote online today!

 

 

voteforartlogoSupport a Living Artist!

Gallery Night Providence developed “Vote for Art” as a contest that awards cash prizes to living, contemporary artists exhibiting at any one of the 2015 Gallery Night venues.

 

Eight Months of VOTING – One Artist Prize Awarded Per Month!

HOW IT WORKS : Gallery Night venues each can submit up to 10 pieces of art to the “Vote for Art” competition. The public votes, both online and in person, for their favorite artwork. One winner is selected per month, with prizes awarded on the following Gallery Night. 

 

Sustaining the CREATIVE Capitol

The “Vote for Art” prize aims to build on the foundation of cultural tourism in Providence that Gallery Night continues to expand and support, drawing visitors from all over the world and celebrating our local and international arts community.

 

 Long Range Plan

We are thrilled to bring this contest to our community and anticipate expanding our vision in the years to come!

 

How to!

How to do Gallery Night? Start from our info center at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites. Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm. Whether you take one of our free bus tours , drive, bike or walk – you’re bound to have a wonderful art-filled evening!

bus

Theme-dedicated, guided bus tours leave at 5:30, 5:50, 6:00, 6:30, and 6:50 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Limited free parking available at the Regency on Gallery Night. On-street parking is free after 6pm.

drive

Stop at our info center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s events and exhibitions. Choose what interests you most and drive directly to the galleries of your choice.

Walk

Park at any one of the many parking lots situated conveniently throughout the city and stroll from gallery to gallery, enjoying the Providence skyline and the historic city streets. Use the brochure maps to discover all the artistic amenities within walking distance.

MAP

TOURS

MEET OUR BOARD

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    PRESIDENT

    Kerry Murphy is an artist and art educator.  She works at Johnston Senior High School where she serves as Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Department.  After serving as Gallery Night’s Fundraising Committee Chair from 2013-14, Kerry has joined us as President of the 2015 Gallery Night board.

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    Vice President

    Steven Pennell is the URI Providence Campus Coordinator of Urban Arts and Culture. He steps up as Vice President of the Gallery Night board for 2015.

  • SECRETARY

    Coordinator

    Ida Schmulowitz, the General Coordinator for Gallery Night, is a painter based in Providence, Rhode Island. She creates large scale paintings of urban landscapes.

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    Treasurer

    Dalila Alves is the Treasurer of the Gallery Night Providence Board 2015. Many thanks for her previous tenure as President of GNP.

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    SECRETARY

    Deborah Clemons is the assistant educator of public programs at the RISD Museum. She continues her tenure as Secretary for the Gallery Night Providence board in 2015.

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    Social Media + Celebrity Guides

    Richard Bradley is a familiar face at Gallery Night, documenting our event for Facebook, and the Gallery Night blog. He is also our Celebrity Guide Coordinator. A collector and creator of beautiful objects himself, find more about Richard at mypinkplanet.wordpress.com

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