October 2020 Virtual Gallery: Creature Conserve / Peter Green

This fall the Galleries at Sprout in Providence and Warren, RI will be open weekdays 9-12 for visitors to view the work of local artists in person.

In Providence this month:

The Gallery at Sprout Providence (166 Valley Street, Bldg 6M) is presenting urban wildlife photographer Peter Green’s new book Providence Raptors: Documenting the Lives of Urban Birds of Prey and photographs at the Gallery at Sprout in Providence.

Peter Green is a graphic designer and photographer residing in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. He bikes the small city, documenting Peregrine Falcons and other urban raptors from Red-tailed Hawks nesting on a rusty fire escape to American Kestrels hunting in graffiti-covered alleys.

His wildlife photography has been featured on the American Kestrel Partnership website, published in the Providence Journal, and exhibited in the Washington, DC office of United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI).

Peter’s new book Providence Raptors is a collection of photos and stories that reveal how stealthy birds of prey live in the city and provides tips on how you can help urban raptors survive. For more urban wildlife photography, visit http://www.providenceraptors.com/.

As part of the virtual Gallery Night Providence on October 15th, Peter will do a live-stream interview at the Gallery at Sprout and his book is available for sale there as well. Come in weekdays 9-12 or tune in for the Gallery Night Providence virtual event on Facebook Thursday, October 15th starting at 5:30 pm.

Also in Providence: Held over by popular demand! 

The Gallery at Sprout cafe area is holding over an impressive exhibit of paintings from 13-year-old Jovani Delgado. Jovani, a student at Goff Middle School and life-long artist, began painting during the pandemic and hopes to inspire other teens to explore their creative talents. Paintings are for sale ranging $150-$175. Please contact gallerymanager@sproutcoworking.com for sales inquiries.

In Warren this month:

The Gallery at Sprout in Warren (489 Main Street) is presenting “Wildlife Trade and Conservation” a Creature Conserve exhibit featuring work by artists studying the impact of global trade on endangered species.

The goal of “Wildlife Trade and Conservation” is to consider the role of global wildlife trade in driving dozens of species to extinction, while harming human lives and livelihoods; and to empower the viewing public to take part in conservation. Organized by Creature Conserve, the exhibition features work by artists studying the impact of global trade on endangered species.

Participating artists interviewed experts, including biologists, ecologists, veterinarians, park rangers, zookeepers, sanctuary managers, and policy-makers with the International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW in creating highly personal, emotionally-charged, artwork that is informed by the facts.

“Wildlife Trade and Conservation” premiered at the Rhode Island School of Design Illustration Studies Building Gallery during summer 2016, and then traveled to the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY during summer 2017.

About Creature Conserve

“Scientists tell us the animal kingdom cannot survive our massive presence on earth— unless we intervene. They also predict a ripple effect on human health and society. Artists deepen our understanding of this interdependency, and help us explore how we feel about animals and our relationships with them. Together, art and science reach a wider audience with a more inclusive message.”

-Dr. Lucy Spelman
Founder and Leader, Creature Conserve
Senior Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, RISD

The mission of Creature Conserve is to bring artists and scientists together to foster informed and sustained animal conservation. For more information, visit https://www.creatureconserve.com/. The show will be on display though November.

How To Get Involved in Conservation: Learn, Celebrate, and Protect

View below for more artwork and statements by the artists:

Sprout is in accordance with the Reopening RI guidelines and is protected by Ocean State Shields. Face masks are required for visitors in our galleries. Contact: gallerymanager@sproutcoworking.com for more information.

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