Presenting works of Rhode Island's fine artist scholars, professors and teachers who are educating the next generations in the state's schools, colleges and universities. Multiple formats, styles and mediums. Many of Rhode Island’s well known fine artists, past and present, have chosen to pass their expertise onto others via teaching at various levels throughout the state. They teach students of all ages in public and private schools, camps, studios, and workshops. Gallery Z has chosen to honor their contributions with an exhibit of the works of RI artists who are or have been local educators of fine art. Local artist-educators with works on exhibit include Marc Awodey, Stephen Brigidi, Nilton Cardenas, Lee Chabot, Ruth Clegg, Linda DiFrenna, Bob Dilworth, Angelo Marinosci, Jr., Evans Molina, Brian O’Malley, Philip Palombo, Ewa Romaszewicz, Larry Sykes, Anthony Tomaselli, Ben Weiss and Berge Zobian. Such artists, with their broad and deep knowledge of art history, of the historic and cultural contexts that influence fine art and their mastery of both traditional and contemporary techniques and processes, seek to instill an appreciation and interest in artistic expression, along with providing inspiration for students to explore and develop their own creative impulses
Gallery Z, the Atwells Ave. location currently displays an extensive and diverse selection of small-to-medium-sized original fine art works (paintings, photographs, drawings, glass, sculptures, collages, assemblages) from Gallery Z's deep stable of fine artists: locally, nationally or internationally renowned, along with a selection of jewelry, pottery and unusual specialty handicrafts from Armenia and around the world.