Newport Gallery Night

Gallery Night is back with the latest collections, exhibitions and events from the Newport Gallery Organization’s 28 member galleries and institutions.

Support local art and community by strolling through historic Newport on Thursday, November 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join the Newport Gallery Organization as it celebrates the final days of fall before embracing another exciting holiday season.

The beehive pot painting is by Maryann Tirocchi for the “From Abstract to Realism” exhibition at Spring Bull.

During Gallery Night, Spring Bull Gallery, located on Bellevue Avenue, will be hosting artists Richard Harrington, Elena Obelenus, Kathleen Morton, and Maryann Tirocchi for an exhibition titled “Abstract and Realism,” featuring oils, ceramics, printmaking, and encaustics. Award winning artist Richard Harrington is widely recognized for the use of strong composition and saturated color in his monotypes while printmaker Elena Obelenus explores relationship, line and form through her prints and ceramic work. Drawing inspiration from nature, Kathleen Morton uses hot wax to create one-of-a-kind encaustic paintings. Artist Maryann Tirocchi’s relies on the vibrancy of oil paint to create her deeply layered still life and landscape paintings. Spring Bull Gallery’s exhibition will run until November 30, 2015.

Meanwhile, C. L. Sherman’s Gallery will be offering a new selection of fall and winter jackets, shawls, sweaters, and hats, all made by local artists. C. L. Sherman’s Gallery is located in the historic Hotel Viking on Bellevue Avenue in downtown Newport. Over on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, DeBlois Gallery will be hosting its Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts show from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The show, which will run from November 7 to December 24, will showcase the works of over 50 local artisans, including art work, jewelry, dishware, clothing and accessories.

The painting is by David Bruce, a 96″ x 48″ oil on canvas of Buoys at Rest.
The painting is by David Bruce, a 96″ x 48″ oil on canvas of Buoys at Rest.

In preparation for its 50th Anniversary retrospective exhibition at the Redwood Library, the Third & Elm Press will be hosting a public celebration in its Elm Street location on November 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Third & Elm Press’ exhibition will run from November 13 to February 21 at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum on Bellevue Avenue.

The Newport Gallery Organization will be participating in Small Business Saturday on November 28, 2015. The Organization invites the public to get out and “shop small” at its diverse member galleries and businesses throughout Newport. Participants include Newport Scrimshanders, the Ball & Claw, Spring Bull Gallery, and many more.

After enjoying a walk through town, grab a bite at one of the 16 participating restaurants that work in collaboration with the Newport Gallery Organization’s Gallery Night. Free parking is always available at the Gateway Visitors Center and uptown at the Newport Art Museum.  For more information about Newport Gallery Night and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit

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