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Meet the Artists: Community Arts Celebration

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Meet the artists that are exhibiting in our fall community art exhibition!

 

About this event

Join library manager and amateur photographer, Dhana Whiteing, in conversation with exhibiting artists Cindy Miranda, Kevin Frias-Ozuna, and Beverly Robertson. (Meet our fourth exhibiting artist, Victoria Dalpe, at this event in October.) Their works will be on display and light refreshments will be served!

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Cindy Miranda

How often do you see color? Splashes of yellow, red, blue and green? Do you see the potential in people and things? How often do you walk by something and think nothing of it? I combine my curiosity and culture to bring my ideas into my art.

 

Kevin Frias-Ozuna

I create amazing characters that live in intricate and unique worlds. This is due to my love and appreciation for something ever since I was young: cartoons. Cartoons – along with video games and music – are the sources of inspiration for the art that I create, which is done traditionally and digitally. Partaking in the creative process brings me a joy like no other. The characters I create are special, especially since I am a person of color, but also since my characters appeal to the youth. I hope that one day my art can be viewed all around the world and will leave an impact.

 

Beverly Robertson

I am an artist, poet and designer from RI with previous fine art exhibits in Providence. My dream come true is to make it in the card/stationary business and to have a fashion model wear one of my designs.

 

Victoria Dalpe

I love dichotomy: especially the beautiful and the grotesque, the erotic and the repulsive. The strange and the familiar. It is a human body and yet it isn’t. It is a skull, but it is also so much more. It’s beautiful and terrible at the same time. Complex and mathematical.

For as long as I can remember I have been interested in and attracted to that contrast. I am perpetually exploring that balance in my painting, illustration, and in my writing.

In the last few years, I’ve been working on abstracted still life studies of bone. To me, each skull is a memento mori--I find it inescapable to not face my own mortality, my own physicality-- when looking at them. These bones Iare something we all have inside of us, hidden but present. Each still life is a white painting in its way. I love the minimal color palette, the complexity and the texture of bone. I can lose myself in the caves and crevices, the labyrinths, and in the strange intricacies.

What I hope my viewer, or reader, takes away from anything I make, is the feeling of attraction and discomfort. An awareness of the push and pull of life and death. That the natural and the unnatural are always intermingling. That something macabre can also be beautiful.

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