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80 Washington Street

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-277-5000

Current Gallery Exhibit and Events

URI Feinstein Providence Campus & Rhode Island Alliance for Art Education*
presents

PS2015 and the Gift of Art to the State of Rhode Island

PS2015 and the Gift of Art to the State of Rhode Island

May 4-29, 2015

Gallery Night Reception May 21, at 5-9pm with Award Presentation at 7pm

The mixed media exhibit features more than 300 artworks by K-12 students from public and charter schools through the state and the honored selection of Narragansett Public Schools for the Gift of Art to the State of Rhode Island - 9 works added to the permanent collection due to their extraordinary work in the visual and performing arts. The Rhode Island Alliance for Art Education and the Gift of Art are funded in part by the Kennedy Center Alliance for the Arts.*

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program Art Windows
& Providence Art Windows presents

Illuminating Steampunk

Illuminating Steampunk

May 2-30, 2015

by Glenn S. Webber in the URI Library Window Gallery

Gallery Night Reception May 21, 5-9pm

An exhibit of delightful and edgy Lighting created from found objects.
Webber says, "The reason behind creating my steampunk lamps can be summed up in to three words - recycling, practicality, and creativity. Recycling because these days we are overrun with stuff and need to focus on reducing land fill, Practicality because lamps serve an everyday function, and Creativity because of my artistic endeavors." "I have been interested in art since my childhood in the 60's, trying my hand at painting and sculpting; and as an older adult I started making films. My love of films, especially fantasy and science fiction sparked my interest in the genre that has become known as 'steampunk." Often constructed with pieces from the Victorian era. An era of elegance and bold imagination which Webber 'brings to light' in this exhibit.

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program
presents

Baggage

Baggage

June 4-6, 11-13, 18-19 at 7:30pm

The premiere of a play Created and Performed by Frank V. Toti Jr.

The play explores life's journey through the eye of the playwright. Baggage explores those 'things' we carry with us, 'things' we collect along the way, and the decision to reevaluate, remove, and repack before moving on. Dealing with LGBTQ issues of coming out and coming to terms with life's experiences, the play is presented in celebration of Rhode Island PRIDE and also the Providence International Arts Festival.

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program
presents

State of the Arts in Rhode Island

State of the Arts in Rhode Island Exhibit

June 1-26, 2015

Gallery Night Reception June 18, at 5-9pm

The annual mixed media 2d and 3d exhibit highlights the fine arts education at all three state schools, the accomplishments of the students, inspiration of the dedicated faculty and the successful career achievements of the alumni and retired faculty. Featuring nearly 100 artists including: Dylan Alexander, Nichole Donje Allinson, Ben Anderson, Eric J. Auger, Craig Bachman, Marjorie Ball, Jonathan Baylor, Jay Berenson, Nathan Blaney, Taylor Booth, Emily Boucher, Mike Bryce, Michaela Busse, Deanna Camputaro, Jennifer Cahoon, Damon Campagna, Michael Carlin, Tony Carniero, Catherine G Costantino, Wendy Crooks, Victoria Dalpe, Susan Dansereau, Dennis Delomba, Joanne Delomba, David DeMelim, John DeMelim, Tamara Diaz, Brittany Dias, Melanie Ducharme, Lilian R. Engel, Adam Ferbert, Lili Feinstein, Robert Fishman, Susan Fossati, George Garcia, John Gavis, Alice Benvie-Gebhart, Nick Gebhart, Erik Giorgi, Francisco Gonzalez, Christian Goncalves, Sean Harrington, Tara Harrington, Mark Hartshorn, Jill Ann Heffernan, Graham Heffernan, Vee Hight, RyAn Holmes, David T. Howard, Jim Irvine, Sylvia C. Krausse, Liliya Krys, Mary Kudlak, Heebe-Tee-Tse Lee, Nixon Leger, Denis Leonti, William Martin, Pamela Messore, Annemarie Kennedy, Ian Mohon, Tracie Montgomery, Tom Morrissey, Kerry Murphy, Dale Noelte, Philip Palombo, Gerry Perrino, Lynn Parente Petronio, Kiera Place, Hannah Resseger, Gary Richman, Carol Rodi, Joan Rollins, Amy Rudis, Lisa Russell, Barbara Silva, Jade Sisti, Rosanne Sniderman, David Shapiro-Zysk, Mary Sokolowski, Dean Squillante, Zoey Stites, Janice Lee Strain, James Sundquist, Jacqueline Sylvia, Manaal Syed, Lauren Thiele, Susanne Tierney, Anthony Tomaselli, Roberta Uhlmann, Lily Whelan, Stephen Wood, Qiong 'Jade' Xia.

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program Art Windows
& Providence Art Windows presents

New Life

New Life

June 1-30, 2015

A transformative expression of life's journey by fine artist and photographer Eric J. Auger

Live Performance June 13, 4-6pm
Gallery Night Reception June 18, 5-9pm

The "New Life" exhibit is a series of 30 x 30 acrylic on canvas uniquely designed butterflies presented in a full spectrum of color. With more than a dozen pieces, the viewer is at first inclined to peer closely to see the details of Eric's hand and then step back and see the full joy of his imagination. Fine artist and photographer Eric Auger is pleased to present his "New Life" exhibit to raise awareness of suicide prevention especially in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ)* youth community. Eric J. Auger is a mixed media artist and costume designer living and working in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He expresses his unique style in a variety of media including acrylic paint on canvas, pastel, colored pencil, photography and digital images. Eric is the Creative Director and Co-Owner of TEN31 Productions where he has created hundreds of handcrafted costumes. Best known locally as the "living statutes" at Waterfire, their one of a kind unique imagery, combined with theatrical choreography, leaves audiences breathless.

All events are free and open to the public.

URI Feinstein Providence Campus
1st and 2nd floor Lobby Gallery
80 Washington St
Providence RI 02903

Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9-9
Fri. & Sat. 9-4
Closed Sundays and Holidays

For information call 401-277-5206
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