October 2019 Gallery Openings: Sustainable Oceans: From Port to Plate / Gallery Night Providence

Warren

“Sustainable Oceans: From Port to Plate”
Wed, October 23, 2019 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Experience an intriguing presentation the on health of the oceans! Sprout Coworking Gallery and Uptown Food & Spirits in Warren, RI are announcing the launch of the first in a series of cultural events that will gather community to experience visual arts, live music and lively environmental topics together with sustainably sourced cuisine.

“Sustainable Oceans: from Port to Plate” will feature a range of artwork that evokes both the magnificence and fragility of our planet’s most precious resource: the ocean. These artworks will fill the walls of both Sprout Coworking Gallery and Uptown Food & Spirits. Sprout will also host an intriguing presentation on the health of the oceans, given by Prof. Jon Witman from Brown University’s Department of Biology.

“Sustainable Oceans” takes place on Wednesday, October 23. The exhibit and presentation at Sprout runs from 5:30 to 7:00 pm and is ***FREE*** to the public.

Art in the exhibit will be available for purchase at each site. A portion of the ticket and art sales will benefit a local non-profit, TBA.

Uptown Food & Spirits: 7:15 – 8pm

Artwork Preview plus Robert Lamb of Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institute will speak about the role of consumers in protecting marine life. Get tickets for the November 1st dinner at Uptown here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-oceans-from-port-to-plate-tickets-74359520327

Hey Providence and Newport (and points in between on Rt 114)!
Did you know that the #60 RIPTA bus comes right through Main Street? Why not catch the bus and leave the car at home?

Art Night Bristol Warren occurs four months out of the year – May through August. Check back for details. The next season is in 2020.

Providence

Ashley Bald is an artist in North Providence. She works in various mediums, but most frequently in painting as well as digital art. Her experience as an artist started when she was accepted into the Creative and Performing Arts High School in 2005 and grew from there. Since then she has her Associates Degree in Graphic & Visual Arts from the Community College of Philadelphia and has been at RISD since 2017. She has shown and sold her work at Galleries in and around RI, at the RISD Alumni & Student Art Sale, and at vendor booths in local festivals. “Creating artwork is my deepest passion. My paintings are inspired by color interactions and the emotions they evoke. I work with fluid acrylics on canvas and other various materials. Working with paint in this way has been an artistic escape for me, away from my tedious design work and daily worries. The best part of my work is always hearing what others feel when they view my pieces and their personal connection to my art.” 

Mary Casale is a Rhode Island native, musician and music educator who uses large squeegees to apply, layer, and scrape away acrylic paints from large and small-scale canvas and panel. Inspired by German born abstract painter Gerhard Richter, and using predominantly primary colors of red, yellow and blue, Casale creates pieces that are colorful, energetic, and provocative. The paintings invite us to engage and experience the beauty and energy of color, and the spectrum of human feelings as expressed within the context of the abstract; a world boundless, indefinite, continually uncertain. 

Anthony DiPalma is a writer and self-taught artist based in Pawtucket, RI. He works primarily with pen and ink to create achromatic fantasy scenes that seek to balance the traditional motifs of masculinity and femininity within the same composition. His goal is to make local art affordable and accessible to everyone, especially those who do not typically find themselves immersed in the world of Fine Art. He has always maintained the belief that Fine Art can be found everywhere – from tattoo parlors to comic books, and he wants to blend both worlds together. In short: Anthony likes to draw skulls. His influences include HP Lovecraft, Alice Zhang, and Matthew “SinEater” Glover. 

Eran Fraenkel is a self-taught abstract artist who moved to Providence in 2016 after 22 years living in Macedonia, Brussels, Jakarta, and Barcelona. A life-long musician, Eran responds to the aural and visible world to create visual rhythm, tempo, and harmony. In Indonesia, Eran was inspired by the oceans and his experiences underwater; by Java’s vibrant batiks; and by Javanese gamelan. His Barcelona pieces juxtapose the aesthetics of Catalan modernisme and the region’s Moorish art. Eran’s pen-and-ink work, displayed in this exhibit, reflect his fascination with Islamic geometricity and calligraphy. Eran works primarily with acrylics, inks, and pencils. Recently he began experimenting with alcohol inks and resin pours, and is learning glassblowing. Eran currently serves on the board of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative and Gallery Night Providence, and is an Elected Artist in Art League Rhode Island. 

Dr. J.B. Hack is a medical toxicologist and emergency physician. He is professionally trained to work in chaos – it is a loud, vibrant, and critical environment that takes a tremendous amount of mental attention. He creates each of these abstracts after work, being still and silent as he contemplated a specific concept to bring peace to his thoughts. He can be found online at OLEANDER PHOTOGRAPHY.

Gallery Night Providence Tours are completely FREE! Tours depart from the Regency Plaza in Downtown Providence regularly. Meet on the first floor lounge of One Regency Plaza. You can also stop by Sprout on your own. There is plenty of free off street parking, or try taking the autonomous vehicle

Providence is open until 9 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a Gallery Night party that is open to the public. Stop in on Gallery Night October 17th to meet our featured artists, have a snack, and learn about Sprout CoWorking. Walk over, jog over, bike over, drive over, Uber over or take the Gallery Night Trolley from the Regency Towers!

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