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Five from Providence: The Tradition Continues

June 3 - July 16


Bob Dilworth, Elizabeth, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 87" x 67".

In its second sponsored exhibition of the 2010 season, the Edward Mitchell Bannister Society is presenting paintings, photography, mixed media, and installation works by Bob Dilworth, Cynthia Taylor-Meeks, Eric Telfort, Pamela Council, and McDonald Wright.

The Bannister Society, a nonprofit organization formed in 1998, aims to celebrate the lives and careers of African American art and artists, and place them within the context of art and social history. It also provides opportunities for a more inclusive, vibrant art experience to benefit its members and the community at large. The president of the Bannister Society, Beverly E. Ledbetter, the executive committee, and its members look forward to bringing forth new initiatives and to continue working for the benefit of all communities in Rhode Island and the region.

Edward Mitchell Bannister was a highly respected and honored painter who created new pathways for other artists to follow. He was co-founder of the Providence Art Club, a trustee of RISD, and winner of the Bronze Metal for his monumental painting, Under the Oaks, at the America’s Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (1876).

Five from Providence is curated by Bob Dilworth and James Montford.

Gallery Night Reception: June 17, 5:00–8:00 p.m., with artist talks

Closing Reception: July 16, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Page last updated: May 20, 2010