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Muse and Mercy: Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University

Muse and Mercy:

Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University

November 10 – December 11, 2022

Opening Reception:  Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery and Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History are pleased to announce the opening of Muse and Mercy:  Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University, an exhibition showcasing the University’s diverse collection of fine and decorative arts.

 

The exhibition Muse and Mercy:  Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University recognizes the University’s outstanding commitment to the visual arts on the occasion of the institution’s 75th Anniversary.  In the Hamilton Gallery, a wide range of artworks from various locations across campus are exhibited together for the first time.  The show presents a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, rare books, textiles, and metalwork along with photographic and video documentation of Gilded Age works on campus that cannot be displayed in the gallery.  Highlights include a number of rarely seen works, such as two Oscar de la Renta dresses and a group of John Howard Benson drawings, both from the University’s Special Collections.

 

This exhibition accompanies the publication of a forthcoming book on the University’s art collections entitled, Muse and Mercy: Exploring Fine and Decorative Arts at Salve Regina University.  Professors Ernest Jolicoeur and Anthony F. Mangieri of Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History collaborated in writing this book and curating the exhibition.  Jolicoeur and Mangieri worked with a team of students in an upper-level community-engaged Art History class called Engaging Communities:  New Experiences in Art History and Museums to co-curate the exhibition and create videos in the show.

 

Muse and Mercy: Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University runs from November 10 through December 11, 2022.  On Thursday, November 10, the Salve community and general public are invited to attend an opening reception.  The reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 pm.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

Fall 2022

The Hamilton is currently closed for the summer.  We will reopen in September, when classes resume, with the Best of Salve Student Show 2022.  We hope to see you in the Gallery.

Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition 2022

March 31 – April 12, 2022           

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31, 5:00 to 7:00 PM

           

Neneé Angulo

Chloe Brown

George Corrigan

Meagan Rood

Karenna Waring

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition 2022.  This exhibition showcases the work of five outstanding seniors from the Department of Art and Art History.  It features thesis projects that involve graphic design, photography, illustration, and mixed media.  A public reception for the artists will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.  Please contact [email protected] for additional information.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

 

Coral Woodbury: The Question Is

Exhibition Dates: February 17 – March 10, 2022

Reception Date: February 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

 

The Hamilton Gallery and Department of Art and Art History are pleased to host Coral Woodbury: The Question Is, an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works that critically reinterpret Western artistic heritage from a feminist perspective.

 

Who knows what goes through an artist’s mind?  Perhaps what matters more is what goes through your own, and what you experience, when viewing art.  The artist, after all, has left the room.  But art speaks.  What do you hear?  This show is a playful invitation to dialogue with art in a way seldom encountered.  Woodbury approaches this show as a teaching exhibition, befitting a university setting.  Organizing it around works from diverse series, studies, and explorations, it is a peek into artistic practice that usually remains behind studio doors.  This body of work encompasses internationally exhibited projects as well as unresolved compositions and queries, what you might call “B sides.”  Accompanying questions provoke engagement and discussion, and invoke a little mystery.

 

Coral Woodbury has participated in numerous residencies, including in Italy with rosenclaire, with whom she has worked for nearly 30 years.  In 2020 she was a finalist for the international Mother Art Prize, culminating in the Procreate Project exhibition at Cromwell Place in London.  Last year, in addition to two solo shows, she participated in Call and Response at Newport Art Museum. In 2018 she took part in Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis at Boston University; in the International Traveling Art exhibition at Taragaon Museum, Nepal; and in the #00Bienal de la Habana, Cuba.  She is represented by Abigail Ogilvy in Boston, and HackelBury Fine Art in London, where her show Palimpsest is currently on view, and for which she gave a talk with renowned feminist art historian, Griselda Pollock, at the University of Cambridge’s New Hall Art Collection.  All while raising three children.

 

Coral Woodbury: The Question Is will remain open from February 17 – March 10, 2022.  On Thursday, February 17 the campus community is invited to attend a gallery reception for the artist.  This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

Nate Piekos: The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering

January 20 – February 10, 2022

Gallery Reception: January 20, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM                                   

 

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to host the exhibition Nate Piekos: The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering.

 

This exhibition looks behind the curtain at the way word balloons, cover logos and sound effects are crafted to guide the reader’s experience of comics.  From the early days of T-squares and ink pens to the digital age of pixels and tablets, comic book letterers have breathed life into the text elements and graphic design work of everyone’s favorite comic books.  The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the design and lettering process, and features work from Nate’s recently released and critically-acclaimed book of the same name.  In addition, a large collection of graphic novels that feature Nate Piekos’ lettering and graphic work will be available in the gallery for visitors to enjoy firsthand.

 

Rhode Island native, Nate Piekos has been a freelance letterer in the comic book industry since his first project with Marvel Comics over twenty years ago.  He’s worked on such popular titles as GREEN ARROW, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, FIGHT CLUB 2, MIDDLEWEST, and many others. He’s the creator of one of the industry’s most popular font websites, Blambot.com, and he has designed logos for the X-MEN, and Charles Schulz’s PEANUTS.  Nate continues to work on high-profile projects for virtually every major publisher in the comic book industry, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics.

 

Nate Piekos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Rhode Island College in 1998.  His font and logo designs can be seen worldwide.  He’s the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll Award for Success in the Field of Design, the 2010 Eagle Award for Best Letterer, and the 2020 Ringo Award for Best Letterer.

 

Nate Piekos: The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering will be open to the public from January 20 – February 10, 2022.  On Thursday, January 20 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend a gallery reception for the artist.  This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

Whiteley Foster: Hamilton Gallery Artist Residency

Whiteley Foster: Hamilton Gallery Artist Residency

 

December 2-15, 2021

Gallery Reception: December 9, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM                                             

 

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to host Salve alum Whiteley Foster as the Hamilton Gallery’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence.

 

New England-based cartoonist and illustrator Whiteley Foster will relocate their studio practice to the Hamilton Gallery for two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday.  During this period, the artist will share their creative process with the Salve community and incite new opportunities for learning and collaboration on campus.

 

Through digital illustration and animation, Whiteley develops stories with a LGBTQ focus.  Their work provides a safe space, free of adversity and abuse, for the LGBTQ community to explore themes of love and acceptance.  In recent years, Whiteley’s professional practice has shifted from a computer-centered studio to an untethered iPad, allowing them to both draw and travel with a greater range of possibility.

 

Whiteley Foster is an adjunct faculty member with Salve Regina’s Department of Art and Art History.  They teach courses in drawing and illustration.  Whitely received their BA from Salve Regina University in 2016 and their MFA in cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2018.  They are currently a freelance artist working on original art for publication.  Their previous experience includes work as a colorist at Disney Hyperion on projects such as “The Descendants” and “Brightly Woven,” a designer for King Arthur Flour, and a clean-up artist for The Charles Schulz Studio on original “Peanuts” comic strips.  Whiteley’s currently illustration work includes the series “Friend of the Devil.”

 

Whiteley Foster will be working in the Hamilton Gallery during business hours from December 2-15, 2021.  On Thursday, December 9 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend a gallery reception for the artist.  This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet

October 21 – November 18, 2021

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery and Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History are pleased to announce the opening of Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet, an exhibition of artwork created by our Salve community and accompanied by select specimens from the Nature Cabinet, to marks the public launch of the digital humanities project salve.edu/naturecabinet.

 

The exhibition Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet transforms the Hamilton Gallery into an enlivened cabinet of curiosities.  It offers visitors a glimpse into the Department of Art and Art History’s Nature Cabinet, a public collection of taxidermy, skulls, fossils, coral, books, and natural forms permanently housed in the Antone Academic Center’s Room 101.  For this exhibition a diverse range of creative work and natural forms from the collection are showcased together for the first time.  Through these juxtapositions, Creatures of Imagination celebrates the continued use and promise of this invaluable and ever-evolving resource.  This exhibition highlights the scope of the Nature Cabinet’s impact on learning and growth at Salve Regina.  It features a full spectrum of media from drawing, painting and graphic design to photography, ceramics, and web design.

 

This show was curated by Professors Susannah Strong, Anthony F. Mangieri and Ernest Jolicoeur of Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History.  With the generous support of an Antone Academic Excellence Award for Special Projects in 2017, a team of faculty and student collaborators developed the Nature Cabinet.  For additional information about this resource please visit salve.edu/naturecabinet.

 

Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet, runs from October 21 through November 18, 2021.  We are pleased to welcome the Salve community and the public to experience this exhibition in person at Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 pm.  The gallery is closed on weekends and Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

BOSS Show 2021 (Best of Salve Student Show)

BOSS Show 2021

September 16 – October 13, 2021

                                   

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce its return to public programming with the opening of the Best of Salve Student Show (BOSS Show 2021).

Each September the Department of Art and Art History presents its annual survey of outstanding student artwork drawn from the full spectrum of visual art courses taught on campus.  This juried exhibition showcases creative achievement at all studio levels, from introductory to advanced, in a wide variety of media.  This year’s show features a range of artwork from both art majors and non-art majors in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, illustration, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture and interactive media.

An awards ceremony for BOSS Show 2021 is scheduled for the Gallery on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  Immediately following the awards, the Department of Art and Art History invites all students majoring or minoring in Art, Art History and/or Cultural and Historic Preservation to attend a kickoff and orientation event in DiStefano Lecture Hall.  BOSS Show 2021 runs through Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible.  Its exhibits are open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

Honors Thesis Exhibition 2021

April 8 – 22, 2021               

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 8, 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

           

Victor Aguirre Williams

Samantha Gaudette

Jeremy Lukasiewicz

Ryan Miech

Madison Squizzero

Kyra Steinmetz

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition 2021.  This exhibition showcases the work of six outstanding seniors from the Department of Art and Art History.  It features thesis projects that involve graphic design, photography, illustration and painting.  A public reception for the artists will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 on Zoom.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is currently not open to the public.  All exhibits are available exclusively to the Salve Regina community.  The Gallery is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The Gallery is closed on Mondays and weekends.