RI Art List: May 2019

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RI Art List: May 2019

Ten shows to check out this May, arranged by opening date.

One other event to keep in mind is the annual RISD Grad Show, opening at the RI Convention Center on Wednesday, May 22 (6-8pm). That’s always a scene. 

[header image: Caleb Cole at Newport Art Museum]


(arranged by opening date)

On The Wall: Elizabeth Corkery
Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts
63 Eaton Street, Providence
May 1 – July 26
Artist Talk and Guest Scholar Presentation: Wednesday, May 1 (6–8pm)

_Code as Medium
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
1 Partners Lane, Westport 
May 1 – June 2
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4 (5-7pm)
pictured: Jonathan Cherneff, Schedio Machina 2

Gorham Silver at RISD Museum

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970
RISD Museum
20 North Main Street, Providence
May 3 – December 1
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 (5:30-7:30pm)

Doug Bosch & Richard Whitten: Science FictionS
Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley Street, Jamestown
May 3 – June 8
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd (6–8pm)
Artists Talk: Monday, May 20th (6pm)

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Heather Annis: Marginalia
AS220 Main Gallery
115 Empire Street, Providence 
May 4 – May 25
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4 (5-7pm)


The Providence Album, Vol 1
Carmel Vitullo and Harry Callahan
John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage
357 Benefit Street, Providence
May 4 – July 19
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4 (5-7pm)
Gallery talks: Thursday, May 16 (6pm); Friday, May 24 (3pm); and Saturday, May 25 (2pm)
pictured: Carmel Vitullo, Women (1959)

Gross Clouds: Four Providence-Raised Artists Under 22
curated by Keegan Bonds-Harmon
159 Sutton Gallery
159 Sutton Street, Providence
May 15 – 
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 15 

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Flower Power II
Jean Marie Bucich and Tom Sarantonio
Jessica Hagen 
9A Bridge Street, Newport
May 18 – June 18
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18 (6–8pm)


newport art museum avant gardens

Avant Gardens
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
now– September 8 
pictured: Steven J. Duede, Untitled #37 (Evanescence Project)


Alan Metnick: Projects and Selections
Candita Clayton Gallery
999 Main Street (Suite 107), Pawtucket 
now-May 25