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Providence Art Club new exhibitions feature 5 local artists

Photo, above: Domine Ragosta, Undercover

Providence Art Club to Host New Exhibitions Featuring Five Local Artists April 18 – May 6

The galleries of the historic Providence Art Club will play host to new exhibitions running Monday, April 18 to Friday, May 6 and featuring the work of five talented local artists. These shows will include celebratory receptions on Sunday, April 24 from 2-4pm. In Dodge House Gallery, a retrospective focused on Domine Ragosta’s paintings will be on view, and in Maxwell Mays and Mary Castelnovo Galleries Mark Fernandez, Philip Gruppuso, Jennie Huttler, and Nickerson Miles will participate in a mixed media group exhibition. The galleries of the Art Club are always free and open to the public Sundays through Fridays from 12-4pm each day.

On view in the Club’s Dodge House Gallery, In-Site / a Retrospective will highlight a range of paintings by the beloved Art Club Member Domine Vescera Ragosta, who passed away at age 73 in February, 2022. This long-planned exhibition will offer visitors a chance to discover the unique talents of Ragosta, who relished in creating beautiful and painterly images in acrylics. A longtime artist, Ragosta’s career spanned 40 years.

In the Maxwell Mays and Mary Castelnovo Galleries, painters Mark Fernandez and Jennie Huttler will exhibit recent work alongside woodworker Philip Gruppuso and photographer and encaustic artist Nickerson Miles in a show titled Paint, Pixels, and Planks. These artists will participate in a free gallery talk on Tuesday, April 26 at 1:00pm, which will provide guests with an opportunity to learn more about their varied practices and ask questions about their exhibition.

Phil Grupposo,Traditional Jewelry Case

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 michael@providenceartclub.org.

Exhibitions Dates                   Monday, April 18 – Friday, May 6, 2022

Exhibition Receptions           Sunday, April 24, 2-4pm

Gallery Hours                          Sunday – Friday, 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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