JUNE 18 – JUNE 30, 2006
Reception: Sunday, June 18th 2-4pm
The Dodge House Gallery: Mahendar Paul and Stanley Summer: Photographs
The Dodge House Gallery presents the recent photographic works of Mahendar Paul and Dr. Stanley Summer. Stanley Summer, a retired Providence dentist, uses a medium format camera, creating straight prints, direct from the negative, without manipulation. His color photographs capture the reflective qualities of glass and water, while exploring local landscapes of both city and countryside. “Photographs from Tribal India”, Mahendar Paul’s series of color photographic images, document the artists’ travels to remote villages of India. The beauty and dignity that emanate from these sensitive images belie the primitive living conditions under which the villagers exist. Paul’s photographs reveal poignant scenes of contentment and happiness that exists in plenty among his subjects’ daily lives. Proceeds of sales from Paul’s exhibit will go directly to Tribal India.
Maxwell Mays Gallery: Paul T. Kenny and Ben Weiss: PaintingsPaul T. Kenny and Ben Weiss:This two-person exhibit includes the recent works of Paul P. Kenney of Warwick and Ben Weiss of Providence. Kenney’s current body of work includes oil paintings inspired by the real experience of sailing on Greenwich Bay. This body of work is the result of a two-year exploration of water, sailing, and the ‘Warlord’ racing crew of East Greenwich. With technique inspired by Giacommetti, Bonnard and Itten, Kenney combines keen observation with line and color contrivance to communicate this marine experience. In a mixed media exhibition that includes oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings, Ben Weiss presents colorful, vibrant, and frenetic impressions, that are unique to his work. Equally versatile in the figure, still life and landscape genres, Weiss chooses to paint subjects that stimulate his creative process with an emphasis on capturing movement that he sees around him. From a humble beginning, Weiss was born in Poland and brought to the Jewish Orphanage of Rhode Island on Summit Street, when he was only five years old. Educated through a scholarship at RISD, and then on to Paris’s L’Academie-de La Grande Chaumiere, Weiss has gained notoriety as an artist and art educator in the city of Providence.
Providence Art Club 401.331.1114
11 Thomas St., Providence, RI
June Hours: Mon.-Fri. Noon- 4pm, Sat.-Sun. 2-4 pm
July & August Hours: Mon.-Fri. Noon-3pm, closed Sat.-Sun.
Founded in 1880 to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community, the Providence Art 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 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.