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Louise Marianetti at Bert Gallery; plus, Brian Knep at RISD
The starched woman in Louise Marianetti's 1942 painting holds a copy of the libretto to Verdi's Aida . Her blonde ringlets are decorated with flowers, a pair of blue birds, and a veil. But what sticks with you how she stares with her eerie blue eyes.
Into the mystic
| February 04, 2011
Louise E. Marianetti's exhibit at the Bert Gallery
If she could make the gnarly Providence docks of the 1950s look good, she must have had some special powers when it came to rendering...
| January 04, 2011
Museums and Galleries preview: Looking ahead
In November, incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner and fellow Republicans called for the Smithsonian to shutter its National Portrait Gallery show surveying gay identity in a century of art.
Marianetti, Sharlin, Schnitt, and "Feminism Now"
| December 31, 2010
10 exhibits that are worth another look
Here's our rundown of the best art of '10.
| December 24, 2010
"Holiday Selections" at Bert Gallery
Bert Gallery keeps its selec-tion of pieces for the "Holiday Selections" show diverse. Seascapes by Elijah Baxter and Henry Cady, landscapes by Stacy Tolman and...
| December 14, 2010
"Divine 'Providence'" exhibit at Bert Gallery
Not every city is a hotbed for artists. Providence, however, has had its fair share of visual provocateurs - especially during the 19th century. From...
| July 21, 2010
"Among the Living: Favorite Contemporary Artists" at Bert Gallery
I like the opening description that Bert Gallery, 540 South Water Street, Providence, uses to describe its curatorial choices behind the "Among the Living: Favorite...
| May 12, 2010
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bert Gallery, which Catherine Little Bert and her father-in-law Hugo Bert (who'd run Cottage Gallery in North Providence) opened in the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence in 1985.
Bert Gallery turns 25
| February 05, 2010
“In Their Own Way: Vintage Watercolors by Providence Artists (1890-1960)”
Art insiders know that water-colors got the short end of the stick for a long time, somewhat pooh-poohed by those dedicated to more elaborate canvases....
| January 13, 2010
“Kathy Hodge 2010: Shoemaker Series” at the Bert Gallery
When Kathy Hodge encountered an old shoemaking shop in Warren, ideas began to flow. The cast iron machines used to shape the leather are formidable...
| January 05, 2010
2009: Worth another look
The lousy economy hit home this year as Stairwell Gallery in Providence and Yes Gallery in Warren closed their doors.
The gallery highlights of 2009
| December 25, 2009
Places that are gone
It wasn't until the 1970s that O. Winston Link got noticed by the art world. The New Yorker had been a professional photographer since the 1930s, shooting publicity shots for an advertising firm before World War II and doing freelance commercial photog
O. Winston Link and Carmel Vitullo document an era
| August 07, 2009
Photos: Documenting a Moment, a Place, an Era
Photos from "Documenting a Moment, a Place, an Era," exhibit at the Bert Gallery, Providence
O. Winston Link and Carmel Vitullo at the Bert Gallery
| August 07, 2009
O. Winston Link & Carmel Vittulo Photography
O. Winston Link left college in Brooklyn in the late '30s and headed to Louisiana to capture some of the day-to-day culture with his camera....
| July 08, 2009
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