Symphonies of Italy

Symphonies of Italy

June 1st – July 25th, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 17th, 5:00-9pm

Preview the book:
Symphonies of Italy - Through the Visionary Eyes of Ten Artists

Sandra Wakeen, Chianti Vineyard, Oil on linen, 14 x 28”

Royal Gallery is proud to present Symphonies of Italy, an exhibition celebrating the evolution of this inspiration. Works will be shown by Sandra Wakeen, Elizabeth Stone, Lindsay Palermo, Douglas Gillette, Art Scholz, Kelly Leahy-Radding, Beverly Branch, and Rodolfo Ceccotti. The exhibition will run from June 1st to July 25th with an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 17th. To further promote cultural exchange, many of the group's Italian hosts, Federica and Richard Freemantle included, will be 'attending' the reception via a live internet connection! All are invited to view the artwork, enjoy refreshments, and take this very special opportunity to meet both the artists themselves and their new-found Italian friends.

Contemporary Still Life: More Than Meets the Eye

Contemporary Still Life:
More Than Meets the Eye

April 27th – May 30th, 2010
Opening Reception & A Royal Taste of Art: Thursday, May 6th, 5:30-8pm

An Ancient Greek legend tells of the masterpieces of two artists, created for a contest to determine who was the greatest of their age. Although the first depicted grapes so ripe that birds swooped down from the sky to peck at the canvas, the prize went to the second piece: a painting of drapery executed so skillfully that even the other artist requested he draw it aside to reveal his work. Whether it be birds or men that are taken in, the allure of still life remains in its capacity to invoke curiosity, surprise, and perhaps even admiration for otherwise commonplace items. Royal Gallery is proud to present a collection of pieces that invite you take a closer look and reconsider what you had originally presumed to see.

Gallery Night: Thursday, May 20th, 5:00-9pm

“Still Life with Orchard Orioles” Yana Movchan, Oil on Canvas, 30 X 24

"Magnolia", Mark H Brown, Oil on Canvas, 9 X 13

Seasons in Landscape: Celebrating the Beauty of the Natural World

Seasons in Landscape:
Celebrating the Beauty of the Natural World

March 2nd – April 24th, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 4th, 5:30-8pm

For centuries, artists have endeavored to capture the four seasons in paint and prose. The appeal of the subject matter is broad; beyond the visual richness the natural world has to offer, the cycle of the four seasons serves as a compelling metaphor for the stages of human life. Royal Gallery is proud to present a collection of pieces that explore this intriguing theme within a classic form: the landscape painting. Come experience how Royal's eminent artists render the landscape in their own unique styles and varied mediums.

Gallery Night: Thursday, March 18th, 5:30–8pm

Clockwise from top left: Del-Bourree Bach Central Park Snow Day, Mary Jane Q. Cross A View Towards Home Owise Sanajhil Harvesting the Wheat, Brian MacNeil Lakeville II

Valentine's Day 2010

Royal Gallery: The Collection

Royal Gallery:
The Collection

January 5th – February 27th, 2009

Dedicated to the idea of art production as it was traditionally understood, Royal Gallery strives to display pieces that gratify and ennoble those who see them through the mastery of their craft. The gallery features local, national, and international works; expect to be amazed by their elegance and outstanding level of artistic skill. This exhibition will showcase work from pieces from all of our talented artists. View the masters of tomorrow, today!

"Racing with the Fog," Del-Bourree Bach, Acrylic on panel, 9"x24", DB-016

Holiday Small Works Exhibition: Royal Gallery Hosts ALRI Artists

Holiday Small Works Exhibition:
Royal Gallery Hosts ALRI Artists

November 17th – December 19th, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19th, 5-9pm

Royal Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition to benefit a local arts organization: The Art League of Rhode Island (ALRI). This small works show is composed of modestly sized and priced pieces from nearly forty ALRI artists. With artwork varying in style, media, and subject matter, it is the perfect opportunity to find thoughtful, unique, and affordable gifts. Select pieces by Royal’s artists will also be displayed, with access to our full collection upon request.

Gallery Night: Thursday, November 19th, 5–9pm
A Royal Taste of Art: Thursday, December 3rd, 5:30–8pm

"Tree After Snow," John Forasté , Photography, 13" x 15" (Framed)

The New Florentine Masters: Brian MacNeil & Jonathan Aller

Brian MacNeil,
Tempting the Sirens,
Oil on Canvas, 54" X 28" BMN-039

The New Florentine Masters:
Brian MacNeil & Jonathan Aller

October 6th – November 14th, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 15th, 5–9pm

Florence, Italy: from the city that produced such Renaissance greats as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, comes a new generation of masters. Royal Gallery is pleased to present the work of artists Brian MacNeil and Jonathan Aller, former students of the Angel Academy of Art, an institution dedicated to the tradition of classical realism. The stunning drawings and paintings you will see in this exhibition are a unique combination of their own artistic styles and the old-master techniques they learned under the tutelage of Michael John Angel.

Columbus Day Festival: Saturday, October 10th – Monday, October 12th Extended hours
Gallery Night: Thursday, October 15th, 5–9pm
A Royal Taste of Art: Thursday, October 29th, 5:30–8pm

New England Artists: Showcasing Local Talent

New England Artists:
Showcasing Local Talent

August 26th – October 3rd, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17th, 5–9pm

Having enjoyed a tremendously positive response to our previous exhibition, Eastern European Art, Royal Gallery is proud to present the opposite end of the geographic spectrum: no less than ten local artists, all currently living and working in New England. Like the region itself, their artwork is diverse, vibrant, and fresh. Unique mediums such as thickly layered encaustic and meticulously carved bass wood co-exist with more traditional oil and acrylic paints. Subject matter is equally varied; from quiet coastal landscapes and bright, abstract figures to still-lives reminiscent of the Italian heritage of our very own Federal Hill! Come to support local artists by viewing an exhibition of work that was possibly created just around the corner from you.

Gallery Night: Thursday, September 17th, 5–9pm
A Royal Taste of Art: Thursday, September 24th, 5:30–8pm

Eastern European Art: Five Contemporary Perspectives

Eastern European Art:
Five Contemporary Perspectives

June 30th – August 15th, 2009
Opening Reception: July 16th, 5-9pm

Yana Movchan, Tatyana Eliseeva, Natalia Margulis, Katia Jirankova Levanti, and Anatoly Dverin: five artists that although united culturally, are producing work that is both dramatically and exquisitely diverse. Each artist acknowledges the rich tradition of European art; allowing it to inform their work, but ultimately bringing it to life with their own unique, contemporary voice. Works range stylistically and in media: from neo-realist oil paintings to impressionistic fiber pieces. Royal Gallery invites you to view this distinctive exhibition and draw your own conclusions, comparisons, and impressions.

"Dream," Yana Movchan, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48", YM-004

Mary Jane Q. Cross: The Finger Painter of America

Mary Jane Q. Cross,
Venetian Grace, Providential Mooring,
Oil on Panel, 48" X 36"

MARY JANE Q. CROSS: The Finger Painter of America

April 28th - June 27th, 2009
Opening Reception: May 8th, 5-9pm

Royal Gallery is proud to present a new body of work by artist Mary Jane Q. Cross. Instilled with a deep and profound sense of quiet, these masterful fingerpaintings speak to a simpler time and place. In the pursuit of truth, and inspired by God-given beauty, the artist has created works characterized by vibrant realism and celebrated for emotional subtlety.

Several major works of Providence will be present, as well as the spiritually charged figurative work for which she is well known.