|The Gallery at Providence City Hall was created to showcase the work of local artists. It is open to the public during City Hall business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and is located on the second floor.|
|Offering space to artists and organizations that might not have a permanent gallery, the Gallery at City Hall exhibits an eclectic array of work that highlights the artistic and cultural diversity found in the Providence community.|
Now On View:
Quilted Together: Art & Community Well-Being
March 25th - May 12th
Reception April 30th 5pm - 7pm
Quilted Together: Art & Community Well-Being, is a group show spotlighting the Recovery Quilt Project & the Sojourner House's Voices Unfold project.
The Recovery Quilt Project is a collection of over 100 felt squares created during the annual Rally 4 Recovery by a person in recovery or family member who currently has a loved one in recovery due to drug or alcohol addiction. Each felt square tells a different story: a teen in recovery and thankful for life, a father reunited with his family after a long struggle, a friend's life tragically cut short due to addiction. At the conclusion of each Rally 4 Recovery the individual felt squares are sewn together to form a quilt, telling a new story in the process. The quilt is then displayed at various events throughout the year and at the following year's Rally 4 Recovery.
Voices Unfold engaged clients of Sojourner House in a six-week art and writing experience led by Alyssa Holland Short, Providence-based artist and art teacher. Alyssa worked directly with clients from Sojourner House in Providence to build a collection of personal, healing artworks through writing, drawing, painting, and collage. The experience assisted participants in self-exploration, growth, and healing through creative expression. The title Voices Unfold references the acts of making and interacting with books. At the culmination of the program, the clients bound their artwork into artist books and paper quilts.
Providence Mayoral Portraits
The portraits cover a 150-year period (1832 - 1991) and are the most complete collection of mayoral portraits in the United States. Framed biographies of each mayor are currently being installed adjacent to the portraits. More Info
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