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ART! Providence Art Club, 3 new exhibitions opening

Artist and Educator Kameko Branchaud to Select Prizewinners at Providence Art Club

The Galleries of the historic Providence Art Club will host three new exhibitions with celebratory opening receptions on Sunday, September 17 from 2-4pm. Spread across the Club’s three public gallery spaces, the shows will feature works in oil, acrylic, encaustic, cold wax, and watercolor by local artists. The exhibitions will continue through October 5 with public gallery hours Sundays – Fridays from 12-4pm each day. The galleries are free and open to the public.

On view in Maxwell Mays Gallery, a three person exhibition will feature representational paintings by Kelly McCullough, Richard Petrocelli, and Jens Retlev. This will be the first PAC exhibition for both Petrocelli and Retlev. McCullough and Petrocelli will present a mix of work including floral still life paintings, while Retlev will share his dramatic and colorful landscapes.

In Mary Castelnovo Gallery, Angel Dean will exhibit a new series of encaustic and cold wax works including her recent “flesh forms”. A longtime member of the Providence Art Club community, Dean’s show will include an installation of small works.

In Dodge House Gallery, current member Craig Masten is organizing an exhibition in honor of his late wife, artist and PAC member Gail Armstrong. The exhibition, titled The Artistic Influence of Gail Armstrong, will feature a range of works by Armstrong, who was a beloved art teacher and committed member of the Art Club for many years. The show will also include works by Masten and will draw connections between the two artists.

For more information about this exhibition or to schedule an interview with participating artists, please contact Art Club Gallery Manager Michael Rose at 401-331-1114 ext.5, or via email at

Exhibitions Dates                   September 17 – October 5, 2023

Opening Receptions              Sunday, September 17, 2-4pm

Gallery Hours                          Sundays – Fridays from 12-4pm each day

About the Providence Art Club:

Founded in 1880 to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community, the Club has long been a place for artists and art patrons to congregate, create, display and circulate works of art.  Located along Thomas Street, in the shadow of the First Baptist Church, the Providence Art Club is a picturesque procession of historic houses, home to studios, galleries and the clubhouse. Through its public programs, its art instruction classes for members and its active exhibition schedule, the Providence Art Club continues a tradition of sponsoring and supporting the visual arts in Providence and throughout Rhode Island.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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