ART! Providence Art Club New Exhibitions

Michael Rose, Gallery Manager, Providence Art Club

The Galleries of the historic Providence Art Club will host three exciting new exhibitions in October that will begin with festive receptions on Sunday, October 10 from 2-4pm. The shows, which will continue through October 29, will include paintings, photographs, and mixed media work by six talented local artists. On view in Maxwell Mays Gallery, Audrey and Tom Monahan will show alongside Myron Taplin in the exhibition Diverse Perspectives. In Mary Castelnovo Gallery, Charles H. Wharton will be featured in the exhibition Providence, As I See It, and in Dodge House Gallery Mary Hood Davis and Kathleen Simpson will exhibit together in the exhibition People, Places, and Things.

In Diverse Perspectives, on view in the Club’s Maxwell Mays Gallery, husband and wife Tom and Audrey Monahan will show with their longtime friend, Myron Taplin. Audrey Monahan will present recent photographs focused on the urban landscape of Providence Rhode Island, and Tom Monahan will show a collection of paintings executed on salvaged corrugated cardboard. Myron Taplin, a resident of Sante Fe, New Mexico, will exhibit a collection of paintings and photographs primarily focused on figurative subjects. Audrey and Tom Monahan are both imaginative artists are also prolific collectors of art and antiques. Taplin, a professional editorial photographer, is also a painter with a skilled hand who relishes in depicting friends and fellow artists.

Alongside this exhibition, in the Club’s Mary Castelnovo Gallery, Charles H. Wharton will show a collection of mixed media works that show off urban themes as well. His work employs elements of painting and collage. Wharton earned his BA with a concentration of American Literature from the University of Rhode Island in 1967 and spent over 50 years as an investment professional, most recently, as a Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant with Merrill Lynch.

In the Club’s Dodge House Gallery, the exhibition People, Places, and Things will feature paintings by Mary Hood Davis and Kathleen Simpson. Both artists will include traditional work with a focus on scenic landscapes. Originally from New York City, Davis earned her BA in art from Smith College and earned her Master’s in Art Education from RISD. She has resided in Barrington since 1972. Simpson earned her undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College, and, like her co-exhibitor, also holds an MAE from RISD.

All three exhibitions will continue through October 29. The galleries of the Providence Art Club are always free and open to the public, and gallery hours are Sundays through Fridays, 12-4pm each day.

For more information about this exhibition or to schedule an interview with participating artists, please contact Art Club Gallery Manager Michael Rose via email at

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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