Walk around town for April Newport Gallery Night

Enjoy the Spring weather by walking around town to see the latest exhibitions as the ever popular FREE guided walking art tours return for April Newport Gallery Night (weather permitting) on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm featuring participating member galleries, museums and cultural institutions including five new galleries.  There will be four separate walking tours meeting at 4:00 pm at Thames Glass, 5:00 pm at Spring Bull Gallery, 6:00 pm at Art on Spring and 7:00 pm at Arnold Art Gallery.

Andrea S. Keogh Art and Design, a new gallery at 59 Bellevue Avenue, is featuring the exhibit “Seeing Red” from April 1st until June 1st. Each of the works are from different periods, however, the unifying theme of the collection is the color red, including fiery red pieces like Donald Sultan’s two prints, Red and Black and Black and Red. The way he uses the plane and experiments with lithography creates a work of art that is simultaneously representational and abstract.

Newport Art Museum will be hosting “Art After Dark” on gallery night. The gallery talk consists of domestic affairs: “Domesticity, Identity, and the Home” with Francine Weiss, Senior Curator. It will also include an education event, featuring presentations from six teaching artists.

Roger King Fine Arts on Spring Street offers a diverse array of paintings by 19th and 20th century artists including African-American art, cityscapes, figurative and genre, landscape, marine and coastal scenes, still life, and modernist art. Beautiful new additions of summer scenes include Charles Woodbury’s Ocean View near Perkins Cove, Oqunquit Maine from 1911 and Mabel May Woodward’s Young Boy String Fishing. 

Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, located at Goddard Row, Brick Marketplace, will be hosting an opening for their spring exhibition on April Newport Gallery Night at 7:00pm. Featured artists will be Jessica Dean Rosner – Ink on Paper, Meredith Morten – Ceramics, and Peter Cohen – Sculptures.

If you’re hungry after all these exhibitions, step into one of the 6 restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Newport Gallery Night visitors! Free parking will be available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.

For more information about Newport Gallery Night, our Free Guided Walking Tours and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit http://www.newportgalleries.org.

February Newport Gallery Night Kicks Off the 2018 Season

A new year means a new season of Newport Gallery Night events. The Newport Gallery Organization kicksCats by Bettie Sarantos off its 18th season with February Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at participating galleries, museums and cultural institutions. As the winter weather becomes milder, it’s the perfect time to experience the art around Newport.

Make a night of it by exploring the arts and visiting a selection of the participating galleries, museums, and cultural institutions.  This month marks the opening of several exciting exhibits including the following: Spring Bull Gallery commences their annual Fakes & Forgeries exhibit on Saturday February 3, 2018 with a reception from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The much anticipated show features serious “copies” and humorous interpretations of well-known artwork, all submitted by local artists and created in a variety of forms and styles. The public will have a chance to observe or own an “almost masterpiece” without traveling far. A guest judge will select the “Best in Show” and gallery visitors will get to vote for their favorite piece throughout the month for a “People’s Choice Award.” The exhibit runs from February 3 to February 28, 2018.

Nearby, on Thames Street, Blink Gallery has collected over twenty fantastic pieces that were not selected for the Newport Annual Juried Show and will instead feature them in their Salon de Refusés exhibit. This exhibit highlights diversity through pieces that have a common thread. The gallery will be hung in traditional Salon style and showcases an eclectic mix of subjects, styles and sizes. The show opens on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with a reception from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, and will run until February 19th.

If you’re feeling cold after visiting all these exhibitions, step into one of the 6 restaurants that collaborate with Newport Gallery Organization by providing discounts and specials for Gallery Night visitors! Free parking is available for the night at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum. For more information about Newport Gallery Night and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit http://www.newportgalleries.org.

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