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Last updated: 3/02/07

What’s New:
Library Exhibit — March 2007
All That’s Jazz

The March 2007 exhibit in the University of Rhode Island Library Gallery is All That’s Jazz, featuring the work of two artists: Kevin T. Cox and Daniel Kelley.

The exhibit will feature a collection of photographs entitled Portraits of Jazz by Cox and a large piece (4' x 4' mixed media on canvas) by artist Daniel Kelley, entitled Captured by the Music.

The exhibit will run from March 5 through March 29.

Hiromi, by Kevin T. Cox
Hiromi, by Kevin T. Cox

Kevin T. Cox

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Kevin T. Cox has been professionally shooting fashion, portrait, and fine art images since 1992. His work has explored a broad thematic scope, including jazz photography, classic and non-traditional figure studies, poverty and homelessness in New England, and Afro-Canadian communities of Nova Scotia. A self-taught photographer, Kevin is also a freelance writer and holds a degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Artist’s Statement:

Over the past several years I have had the privilege of photographing jazz singers and musicians in jazz clubs and festivals across North America. I strive to create portraits that are hauntingly evocative of the joy, raw energy, and passion that is the jazz experience. I call them Portraits of Jazz. I am pleased to present a few of my favorite images featuring Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, David Sanborn, and more.

I would like to thank the University Library for sponsoring this exhibit. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.

For more information see:

Wynton Marsalis, by Kevin T. Cox
Wynton Marsalis, by Kevin T. Cox

Daniel Kelley

A Rhode Island native, Daniel Kelley’s body of work seldom reflects the environs within which he has lived for four and one-half decades. Composing unique juxtapositions of color and texture, his pieces provoke a sense of both unfamiliarity and reminiscence, while offering an immediate embrace to the eyes, heart, and mind of contemporary art collectors.

Kelleys oil and acrylic works on canvas are earning considerate attention from collectors and enthusiasts across the United States. Accolades from master painter Malcolm Furlow and other superstar artists have generated a buzz on the Southwest art scene, earning him recognition as a painter to watch among his peers and contemporaries in the Santa Fe art scene. His work has been acquired by HallKeen Investments for the Royal Mills Collection, the Perry Padula Collection, and international art collector William Weber.

Kelley states, There is a base connection which forms between works of art and the beholder. For every work, there is a person who will find an appreciation for what the artist is trying to achieve – a communication of his statement, vision, or notion. This is the connection I hope for – moments when my work sparks a dialogue – a personal conversation with those who get it.

Daniel Kelley is exclusively represented by the Gallery at 17 Peck.

Captured by the Music, by Daniel Kelley
Captured by the Music, by Daniel Kelley

The Library Gallery is located on the main floor of the University Library, 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881. Library hours are:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - midnight
Friday  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - midnight

...with the exception of Spring Break, when the Library will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from March 19-23 and CLOSED on March 17,18, and 24.

For more information, please contact Karen Ramsay at 401-874-4625 or

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