Last night, I was part of New Hope Art Gallery’s Summer July opening. The curator, Ricky Gagnon, always does an amazing job, having a gift for organizing and hanging artwork in what always are large group shows. Ricky does so much for the local art community and he deserves to have his name in lights for helping artists…both seasoned and newcomers in the area…and beyond. He has tireless energy and an abundance of talent. His assistants, Barbara Rosenbaum and David Koukel are also wonderful, talented and dedicated…and all are some of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet.

I’m sharing some of the highlights of the show in photographs. In you’re in the Rhode Island area, please stop by the gallery. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 pm, except for holidays. The address is: 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI 02920.



Left to right Barbara Rosenbaum, Mayor Allan Fung, Ricky Gagnon and David Koukel.  Mayor Fung always makes the time to attend each opening at New Hope Art Gallery. I love that he supports the arts!



Barbara pointing out her latest work of art, and David smiling for the camera.


Two of Ricky’s figurative paintings now hanging in the gallery.  I love these guys. Photographs don’t do them justice.


A light-hearted moment with Ricky posting in front of his wonderful muscle-men.


Other artists I got to photograph were Kathy Corpez and her daughter, Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a talented painter and Kathy makes gorgeous sculptures from found objects and her mosaic art is brilliant.


Bob Judge, who was my painting instructor way back in the day, does magnificent abstract paintings, and Michael Purcell had some beautiful work on display and for sale.

Your’s truly and some of my art, for sale at my table and hanging in the gallery.

This is truly an innovative and unique space, a place that shouldn’t be ignored by art lovers.

Note that there were many artist friends that I did not have the opportunity to photograph last night, but I plan on doing interviews and articles on them, so keep checking back here for updates.


Some shots of the beautiful art on display until November at the gallery.