Current Gallery Exhibit and Events
URI Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program presents
LOOKING EAST China, India and Myanmar (Burma)with photographers Jeff & Gurli Lovinger, and painters Ming Ren and Haisu Tian
CHINA TODAY: Gallery Talk by Grace and Ken Jolicoeur, November
19 - 5:00 pm
Gallery Night Reception November 21 from 5:00–9:00 pm with
INSIDE INDIA & MYANMAR: a Gallery Talk with Jeff and Gurli Lovinger at 7:00 pm
The exhibit features the stunning photography by Jeff and Gurli Lovinger, Provincetown based artists who have traveled to China, India and Myanmar(Burma) for over 35 years. Their work documents life in the vast and varied cities, towns and countryside. In addition there are the mystical painted Chinese scrolls of Professor Ming Ren and Haitsu Tian, along with the personal photography by URI Faculty members Ken and Grace (Yurong) Jolicoeur on recent travels through Grace’s homeland of China.
Ming Ren is a Professor of Art at RISD, the City College of Sanfrancisco, College of San Mateo and associated with San Francisco Art Institute and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. He is an award winning master painter whose work is exhibited throughout the world and is part of many private and public collections. While new and innovative, his works reflect the traditional painting from his homeland and cultural origin, China. Ming Ren’s work is accompanied by the work of Haisu Tian, a traditional Chinese painter educated both in her native China and also in New York. Her work is currently exhibited throughout the world.
Of his work, Jeff Lovinger says, “My love for photography and travel, has taken me to many exotic places. I have always had a special love for South East Asia, India, and its nearby neighbors. As early as the early 1970's, both my wife Gurli and I made our way overland through Europe, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, to India. We spent the next 2 years traveling and living around this area. It wasn't very stylish to be photographing and documenting one’s life, but I did, until my camera was stolen. It took many years to return to this area, with all my camera gear.” Jeff has been leading photography and sightseeing tours throughout Asia and workshops in photography around the country for many years. Together with his wife Gurli, both award winning photographers, they have a gallery in Provincetown and print their own images on a variety of media.
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Providence RI 02903
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