globetrotters

Mike Centioli

3/31  Harlem Globetrotters

Why: In the mood for some basketball, minus the March Madness drama? Head to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to see your favorite basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, face the newly revamped Washington Generals team — and the players won’t be dunking doughnuts! See a dazzling display of basketball wizardry (jumps, tricks, you name it) with a dash of comedy for an event that will be a slam dunk for the whole family.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Sq., Providence.
More info: Call 331-0700 or visit dunkindonutscenter.com.

Feb
17
Sat
“Duets” @ ArtProv Gallery
Feb 17 all-day
"Duets" @ ArtProv Gallery | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

ArtProv Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Duets,” which offers intimate insights into great artistic partnerships, runs through March 17, 2018.

Revealing the impact of love on the creative process, “Duets” features works by three couples who serve as each other’s muse: Mara Metcalf and Maria Napolitano, Shari Weschler Rubeck and Christian Rubeck, and Ana Flores and Gabriel Warren.

While the duos did not collaborate on any of the pieces in the show and their styles are, in some cases, remarkably different, each work reflects the creative influence of the unions. The passion, support, and mutual respect that define the couples are evident in the work on display, offering glimpses into their relationships.

“As a couple who are both artists and gallery owners, we thought it would be interesting to highlight powerful artistic unions based on mutual inspiration that has fed creativity and success,” said Michele Aucoin, ArtProv Gallery co-owner.

For the week of February 11, 2018, gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

“Undefined” @ ArtProv Gallery
Feb 17 all-day
"Undefined" @ ArtProv Gallery | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

ArtProv Gallery’s newest exhibit “Undefined” features the works of S.W. Dinge. Dinge produced the paintings for the show mostly on the floor, watering down the gouache and acrylic paints and pouring them onto an unprimed canvas. The borders of each color were allowed to run and seep to their desired shape and position with little or no assistance from my hand. By allowing the “randomness” of each pour to occur, he attempted to capture the fate and destiny of a single fleeting moment in time and space. Once dry, another pour was made in the same manner. While allowing the chance occurrences to happen, his primary focus then became deciding where each “random” event would occur in relation to the previous events.

By layering these moments, and adding some cosmetic boosts, he aimed to create harmonic constructions of time, color and movement that draw from the Dadaist’s practice of disassociation and the usage of chance.

The show runs through March 17, 2018. For the week of February 11, 2018, gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

IMAGO to feature work by three artists February 8 – March 18 @ Imago Gallery
Feb 17 all-day
IMAGO to feature work by three artists February 8 - March 18 @ Imago Gallery | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by IFA featured artists Linda Megathlin and Mercedes Nuñez and guest artist Stephen Remick as part of a group exhibit February 8 through March 18 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren. The public is invited to a free reception for the artists on Friday, February 9 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Megathlin, a photographer and mixed media artist, will present a series of still life photographs that she has titled, “Animate Objects.” Her images are created from objects that she has gathered, collected or rescued. While still life artworks are by definition “inanimate,” Megathlin has arranged them in such a way as to depict imagined relationships and the dynamic push and pull that exists between beings and bodies that seemingly share the same space. An IMAGO founding member, she lives and works in Warren and has exhibited throughout Rhode Island and in national juried exhibitions.

Nuñez’s series of paintings called, “The GATHERING STORM,” is a homage of love, reverence and fear of the power of the invisible form — the universal unity that exist among all phenomena. Cuban-born, she lives in Massachusetts, but dreams of living elsewhere and has an extensive body of work that includes painting, mixed media/collage and photography. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collection of Bridgewater State University and in private collections throughout the U.S.

Remick’s artwork includes a series of landscape paintings that began in his backyard but soon after extended to the world beyond. His subjects include stone walls, abandoned cellar holes and cemeteries, woodpiles, surveyor’s ribbon, paths and the abstract beauty of sunlight and shadow on snow. By highlighting these motifs, Remick guides the viewer to think deeply, to realize our connection to one another, our environment, our past, and our future. Remick has had numerous exhibits in both local galleries and museums and has work in private collections throughout the U.S. and internationally. Recently, he has re-connected with plein-air painting and sets aside time to paint on-site near where he lives in Southcoast Massachusetts as well as in neighboring coastal Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Rose Esson-Dawson, Mary Dondero, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Eileen Mayhew, Yolanda Mazzoni, Rina Naik, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.

Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery | Costa Mesa | California | United States

Art League Rhode Island presents Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition featuring diverse photographic creations from around the country and elsewhere.
Exhibition: Friday, December 1 – Saturday, March 3
Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 14 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue Of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903.
Contact: artleagueri@gmail.com
Website: http://artleaguerhodeisland.org
(401) 861-0500
Hours vary; generally open during VETS Auditorium events.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum @ Newport Art Museum
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum @ Newport Art Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

This year marks the 90th Winter Speaker Series at the Newport Art Museum! Spend Saturday afternoons with seven inspiring, enlightening and entertaining speakers this winter. Topics include assessing Trump’s presidency, art in public places, the future of museums, the fate of newspapers in the digital age, and more. The Newport Art Museum’s Winter Speaker Series reveals new creative communities in some of today’s most exciting fields.

Feb
18
Sun
IMAGO to feature work by three artists February 8 – March 18 @ Imago Gallery
Feb 18 all-day
IMAGO to feature work by three artists February 8 - March 18 @ Imago Gallery | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by IFA featured artists Linda Megathlin and Mercedes Nuñez and guest artist Stephen Remick as part of a group exhibit February 8 through March 18 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren. The public is invited to a free reception for the artists on Friday, February 9 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Megathlin, a photographer and mixed media artist, will present a series of still life photographs that she has titled, “Animate Objects.” Her images are created from objects that she has gathered, collected or rescued. While still life artworks are by definition “inanimate,” Megathlin has arranged them in such a way as to depict imagined relationships and the dynamic push and pull that exists between beings and bodies that seemingly share the same space. An IMAGO founding member, she lives and works in Warren and has exhibited throughout Rhode Island and in national juried exhibitions.

Nuñez’s series of paintings called, “The GATHERING STORM,” is a homage of love, reverence and fear of the power of the invisible form — the universal unity that exist among all phenomena. Cuban-born, she lives in Massachusetts, but dreams of living elsewhere and has an extensive body of work that includes painting, mixed media/collage and photography. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collection of Bridgewater State University and in private collections throughout the U.S.

Remick’s artwork includes a series of landscape paintings that began in his backyard but soon after extended to the world beyond. His subjects include stone walls, abandoned cellar holes and cemeteries, woodpiles, surveyor’s ribbon, paths and the abstract beauty of sunlight and shadow on snow. By highlighting these motifs, Remick guides the viewer to think deeply, to realize our connection to one another, our environment, our past, and our future. Remick has had numerous exhibits in both local galleries and museums and has work in private collections throughout the U.S. and internationally. Recently, he has re-connected with plein-air painting and sets aside time to paint on-site near where he lives in Southcoast Massachusetts as well as in neighboring coastal Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Rose Esson-Dawson, Mary Dondero, Betty Harrington, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Eileen Mayhew, Yolanda Mazzoni, Rina Naik, Anne Marie Rossi, Lenny Rumpler, Howard Rotblat-Walker and Howard Windham.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission.

Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition @ The VETS Gallery | Costa Mesa | California | United States

Art League Rhode Island presents Through The Lens: An International Open Juried Photography Exhibition featuring diverse photographic creations from around the country and elsewhere.
Exhibition: Friday, December 1 – Saturday, March 3
Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 14 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue Of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903.
Contact: artleagueri@gmail.com
Website: http://artleaguerhodeisland.org
(401) 861-0500
Hours vary; generally open during VETS Auditorium events.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

Feb
19
Mon
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Feb 19 – Feb 23 all-day
Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Monday, February 19, – Friday, February 23, 2018
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.