The Providence Art Club Gallery at Blithewold: Printmakers
September 6 – October 14
Regular Mansion Hours
The Providence Art Club is home to a thriving community of printmakers who utilize a variety of printmaking methods, from monoprint, to intaglio, and woodblock. These artists make use of a dedicated printmaking classroom at the Club and exhibit their prints regularly at member, group, and solo exhibitions in the Club’s galleries on College Hill. These artists have also collaborated several times over the years to create beautiful print portfolios, the proceeds from which have gone to support printmaking endeavors and equipment.
On view in the Providence Art Club Gallery at Blithewold this fall will be a selection of prints from the 2011 Print Portfolio: Impressions. This portfolio includes framed prints by a number of Art Club artists and is typically on view at the Club adjacent to the studio where many of the prints were created. This special exhibition will provide an opportunity for visitors to Blithewold and members of the greater Bristol Warren area to see these prints for the first time, while allowing visitors from Providence and the Art Club to see them in a new light in Blithewold’s light and airy gallery space.
While the works on view in this show are not available for sale, the artists who created them likely have other work available and visitors can learn more about individual artists by contacting Providence Art Club Gallery Manager Michael Rose at 401-331-1114 ext. 5, or via email at [email protected].
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.
The Art Club and Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum began a partnership in 2019 that would bring art from the Art Club to Blithewold’s beautiful Visitors Center on their property in Bristol, Rhode Island. This partnership will make it possible for residents of the East Bay to see work by Providence Art Club Artists and from the Providence Art Club collection.
Works for this exhibition were selected by Providence Art Club Gallery Manager Michael Rose.
Free with regular admission.
Admission can be purchased online here, or when you arrive at our Visitors Center.