Providence Art Club: Three Gallery Reception
There will be an opening reception at the Providence Art Club on Sunday, June 1, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm for the three galleries. The galleries are always free and open to the public. The gallery hours through the end of June are Monday–Friday 12-4pm and Saturday/Sunday 2-4pm
Maxwell Mays Gallery
Fay Bartling & Richard Grosvenor : Land & Sea
About Richard Grosvenor: Richard Grosvenor was born in St. Jean de Luz, France, of American parents in 1928 and has spent most of his early and adult life in Newport, R.I. After graduating from Harvard, he was soon employed as a commercial artist by the National Foremans Institute in New London, Conn., and then by the Electric Boat Company of General Dynamics in Groton, Conn. In 1953 he was appointed to head the art department at St. George’s School in Newport where he taught painting, drawing and the history of art and architecture for 40 years.
All of Grosvenor’s paintings are rooted in a sense of place and his affinity for Narragansett Bay. His work is included in many community, corporate and private collections throughout the country. Grosvenor was selected by the White House Historical Society to paint a scene of the White House for their bi-centennial calendar for the year 2000.
Joan Thompson Boghossian : Night & Day
About Joan Thompson Boghossian: A career that began in 1978 because of a successful bid at a silent auction has led to Joan Thompson Boghossian’s present status as one of New England’s major artists. The University of Rhode Island graduate began her art studies with the late Herman Itchkawitch, and then studied with prominent local and national artists. Encouraged by early successes, she became recognized as an outstanding talent in Southern New England.
Boghossian’s paintings have won regional and national awards in watercolor, oils, etchings and monotypes, and the demand for her work has steadily increased in art circles. She has won more than 50 significant prizes during the last ten years. A native of Newport, Rhode Island, Boghossian lives in Pawtucket and maintains studios in Providence and Narragansett.
Dodge House Gallery
Kelly McCullough & Victoria McGeoch : Motion & Stillness
About Kelly McCullough: McCullough’s undergraduate degree was in photography, which has influenced her painting. Her work tends to focus on light effects, reflections, shadows and highlights. Her main interest is portraiture, but in still life she is drawn to painting shiny, reflective objects, which over time and repeated studies develop their own personalities, attitudes and relationships.
About Victoria McGeoch: Victoria McGeoch received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2007. As a sculptress, she has developed her vision of the human form through a variety of materials, from welding steel to carving wax. Her energetic start in the art scene of London has transitioned into a peaceful studio practice in Little Compton, Rhode Island. It is in this seaside town that she combines her love of nature with her fascination with the aesthetics of fashion, creating figures that are simply beautiful.