Opening Reception: ‘Marjorie Ball and Nancy Gaucher-Thomas: The Examined Life’ and ‘Tanya Trinkaus Glass and Mary Kosowski: FreeStyles’

The Providence Art Club

Jun. 12, 2011, 02:00 pm

11 Thomas Street

Exhibitions June 12 – July 1, 2011

Opening Receptions June 12, 2011 from 2-4pm

Gallery Hours Monday through Friday 12-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm

Maxwell Mays gallery

Marjorie Ball and Nancy Gaucher-Thomas: The Examined Life

‘The Examined Life’ highlights the diverse and distinct ranges of artists Marjorie Ball and Nancy Gaucher-Thomas. Featuring pieces in the artists’ choice mediums of oil and watercolor, respectively, this show will also incorporate a variety of media, including charcoal on mylar, and techniques, including various printmaking approaches, by each artist.

A signature member of the National Watercolor Society (N.W.S.), Gaucher-Thomas teaches watercolor painting in addition to on-location workshops. She has served as juror of selection and awards for many organizations including the Naval War College Museum, Newport, R.I.; Providence Art Club, Providence, R.I.; Rhode Island Watercolor Society and the National Association of Women Artists in New York. Her paintings have garnered numerous awards in

juried exhibitions from across the country and can be found in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She maintains a studio in East Greenwich, R.I.

Ball works from life, painting familiar scenes from a novel perspective. Her use of saturated colors, and thickly built up paint combined with thin-layered glazes, help to achieve the depth of colors reflected in her local landscapes. Ball’s background as a graphic designer contributes to her appreciation of the formal aspects of design and the expressive possibilities of visual images. Her works have received award recognition in a number of juried exhibitions and are included in both public and private collections in the U.S. as well as abroad.

Dodge House Gallery

Tanya Trinkaus Glass and Mary Kosowski: FreeStyles

Artists Tanya Trinkaus Glass and Mary Kosowski bring together a series of representational and abstract works in their exhibition ‘FreeStyles.’ Glass is a plein air, studio and figural painter, but also experiments with different media in her studio. Mostly using pastel or oil in a loose fashion, Glass’ pieces capture the energy and feel of a place, playing with color, design and the medium in abstraction. Her works are exhibited locally and in galleries in Florida. Glass is a member of several art organizations and has won awards continually since retiring as a librarian in the early 1990s. Her works are found in private and corporate collections nationwide.

Kosowski draws inspiration for her works from life. Her drawings evolve as a personal response to a subject, reflecting her interpretation of a particular observed form. Kosowski’s works have been recognized in numerous exhibitions and published in the work ‘Drawn from Life.’ A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she has instructed classes at her alma mater, as well as led international studies groups in Rome, Florence and Viareggio.

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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