A Virtual #ChooseRI Gallery showcasing local artists

When you enter the WaterFire Arts Center there’s a multi-use visitor room around the corner from the store, if you’ve visited you may have seen artwork on the walls, participated in a community discussion, experienced a FringePVD performance or maybe checked in to a large event in the Main Hall. While we’re not walking into that room together this Thursday we are able to all experience art through this showcase of local artists from across the state – just virtually.

The Virtual #ChooseRI Gallery is a day of sharing work from Rhode Island artists organized by Millennial RI, a generational networking group, and our staff, Bess Butterworth and Nicole Nehiley. Starting at Noon on Thursday, May 21 both the Millennial RI and WaterFire social accounts will share work by artists in posts and stories. Follow @millennialri and @waterfirenewflame on Instagram to meet local artists and experience their work. Re-posts and shares are encouraged! Also, reach out and connect with the artists (their Instagram accounts will be tagged!), ask questions, share your experience, and support them and other local artists by buying art!

Millennial RI is a generational networking group dedicated to helping Rhode Island’s millennials and inspiring them to #ChooseRI⁠. <<LEARN MORE>>

New Flame is a new WaterFire millennial donor membership with art programming and social events. <<BECOME A MEMBER>>

It’s also the third Thursday of the month, so it’s Gallery Night Providence, some partner galleries also have virtual.

The Artists

Julio Berroa
“I am Julio E. Berroa an Afro-Latinx artist based in Providence. My works/medium bounces between Digital 3D, Photography and Music/Sound.”
Instagram: @berroaworld

Roxanne Blackmore

A Rhode Island based self-taught artist who focuses her work on the ocean and its detail, beauty and power within.
Instagram: @rox_b_art

Sara Breslin

A fine artist and illustrator who works in watercolor and mixed media, her work focuses on female empowerment and mental health.
Instagram: @sarabreslin

Nate Brown
Instagram: @eyesajar

Sonja Czekalski
“I am a born and bred Rhode Islander and interdisciplinary intersectional feminist artist currently focusing on fiber arts and hand paper-making while working towards my MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.”
Instagram: @sonjaczekalski.art

Kevin Donnelly

“BFA from URI class of ’05. ‘Starving artist’ wasn’t paying the bills so Dad got me in at AMGEN. Been there ever since & had basically given up on art all together until my Dad developed a brain tumor in 2016. Drawing was my therapy; he unfortunately passed in 2017 but I’ve been drawing ever since and I don’t plan to stop :)”
Instagram: @kevindonnellys

Nathan Gomes
A passionate freelance photographer from Pawtucket, RI that loves to capture breathtaking images and share his photography with others.
Instagram: @_nvisuals

Iolanda Monteiro
A photographer, poet/writer, songwriter, visionary.
Instagram: @im_the_huntress

Andre Paige
A black artist that wants to reimagine everything under the sun. | Preferred medium: iPad pro + apple pen
Instagram: @djplyboi

Christopher Pedraza

“I always put my heart and soul into my art and I want to inspire the next generation of artists and dreamers.” Preferred medium: acrylic paint
Instagram: @chrisp_art

Roberta Segal

Works in kiln formed glass (her passion) as well as two dimensional pieces including printmaking and multimedia collage. Color and design give meaning to her being.
Website: http://www.robertasegal.com/artist.php

Jared Winslow
A street photographer/visual storyteller, one of his favorite things to do is explore the streets of Providence with his camera. He is a moderator of the IMPVD photography community, @instameetpvd.
Instagram: @winslow_j


Scroll these accounts on Thursday throughout the day: @millennialri ▪️ @waterfirenewflame ▪️ @waterfireprov ▪️ @waterfireartscenter ⁠

Art filled Stories + Posts!⁠

More great art throughout the city! This week it's the third Thursday of the month....so it's @gallerynightprovidence ▪️ A fun and free night of art throughout Providence. Usually on trolleys, lately online. Everyone is welcome ▪️ Art is for everyone! #mygallerynight⁠

Artists!⁠
@berroaworld⁠
@rox_b_art⁠
@sarabreslin⁠
@sonjaczekalski.art⁠
@kevindonnellys⁠
@_nvisuals⁠
@im_the_huntress⁠
@djplyboi⁠
@chrisp_art⁠
@winslow_j
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@millennialri ➕@waterfirenewflame have joined together to showcase local artists from across the state in a #ChooseRI Gallery. Stories and posts will be shared this Thursday starting at Noon!⁠

@millennialri ▪️ A generational networking group inspiring millennials to #ChooseRI⁠

@waterfirenewflame ▪️ A NEW #WaterFire millennial membership network⁠

Artists!⁠
@berroaworld⁠
@rox_b_art⁠
@sarabreslin⁠
@sonjaczekalski.art⁠
@kevindonnellys⁠
@_nvisuals⁠
@im_the_huntress⁠
@djplyboi⁠
@chrisp_art⁠
@winslow_j
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When you enter the WaterFire Arts Center there’s a multi-use visitor room around the corner from the store, if you’ve visited you may have seen artwork on the walls, participated in a community discussion, experienced a FringePVD performance or maybe checked in to a large event in the Main Hall. While we’re not walking into that room together today we are able to all experience art through this showcase of local artists from across the state – just virtually...learn more...read on...link in bio.⁠

follow @waterfirenewflame + @millennialri to "follow" along 😉
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If you haven't already jump over to our New Flame IG @waterfirenewflame to check out our collaboration with @millennialri, a generational networking group, on our first ever #ChooseRI Gallery - virtual addition!⁠

While we were hoping to have this in person on Valley Street (oh how we miss you)...we're so happy to share art and support artists! ⁠

We hope to see you all again when the time is right @waterfireartscenter + New Flame members will party it up at the WFAC!⁠

What is New Flame?⁠
It's our new millennial membership: art programming and social events + a membership helps the sustainability of WaterFire into our future + New Flame will continue to provide a platform for millennial artists to reach our larger #WaterFire audience.⁠

Text “newflame” to 91999 to JOIN.🔥🔥🔥⁠
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@millennialri (a generational networking group inspiring millennials to #ChooseRI) ➕@waterfirenewflame (a NEW #WaterFire millennial membership program!) Together, on @gallerynightprovidence Thursday!, we are hosting an all-day virtual art gallery via IG and FB posts + stories with artwork and videos by local artists from across the state! ...

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TODAY is the day! Scroll @waterfirenewflame posts throughout the day to meet local artists from across the state! ⁠

Check out our blog...🔗 in bio!⁠
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Excited to share with you all that this month, my work will be featured in a virtual gallery for millennialri in partnership with the waterfireartscenter and waterfirenewflame on Thursday, May 21, join us through their website as well through all of their social media outlets! #ChooseRIGallery ...

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Excited to share with you all that this month, my work will be featured in a virtual gallery for millennialri in partnership with the waterfireartscenter and waterfirenewflame on Thursday, May 21, join us through their website as well through all of their social media outlets! #ChooseRIGallery ...

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Roxanne Blackmore @rox_b_art is a Rhode Island based self-taught artist who focuses her work on the ocean and its detail, beauty and power within.⁠
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#ChooseRIGallery
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"Jared Winslow @winslow_j is a street photographer/visual storyteller, one of his favorite things to do is explore the streets of Providence with his camera. ⁠
He is a moderator of the IMPVD photography community, @instameetpvd."⁠
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#ChooseRIGallery
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Let's hear from the artist @rox_b_art!⁠⠀
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Tag the artist in the comments with any questions or inquiries you may have about their pieces😍 ⁠⠀
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Follow, Share, & Buy local art! #ChooseRIGallery⁠⠀
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"I am a born and bred Rhode Islander and interdisciplinary intersectional feminist artist currently focusing on fiber arts and hand paper-making while working towards my MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design @massartboston." -Sonja Czekalski @sonjaczekalski.art⁠
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#ChooseRIGallery
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Julio Berroa

“I am Julio E. Berroa an Afro-Latinx artist based in Providence. My works/medium bounces between Digital 3D, Photography and Music/Sound.”

IG: @berroaworld

Roxanne Blackmore

Roxanne Blackmore is a Rhode Island based self-taught artist who focuses her work on the ocean and its detail, beauty and power within.

IG: @rox_b_art

Sara Breslin

Sara Breslin is a fine artist and illustrator who works in watercolor and mixed media, her work focuses on female empowerment and mental health.

IG: @sarabreslin

Nate Brown

“I’m a graphic designer, photographer, father, and I specialize in composite art and digital imagery”⁠

Sonja Czekalski

“I am a born and bred Rhode Islander and interdisciplinary intersectional feminist artist currently focusing on fiber arts and hand paper-making while working towards my MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design @massartboston.”

IG: @sonjaczekalski.art

Kevin Donnelly

“BFA from URI class of ’05. @universityofri ‘Starving artist’ wasn’t paying the bills so Dad got me in at AMGEN. Been there ever since & had basically given up on art all together until my Dad developed a brain tumor in 2016. Drawing was my therapy; he unfortunately passed in 2017 but I’ve been drawing ever since and I don’t plan to stop :)”

IG: @kevindonnellys

Nathan Gomes

Nathan Gomes is a passionate freelance photographer from Pawtucket, RI that loves to capture breathtaking images and share his photography with others.

IG: @_nvisuals

Iolanda Monteiro

Iolanda Monteiro A photographer, poet/writer, songwriter, visionary.

IG: @im_the_huntress

Andre Paige

Andre Paige is a black artist that wants to reimagine everything under the sun. Preferred medium: Ipad pro + apple pen.

IG: @djplyboi

Christopher Pedraza

“I always put my heart and soul into my art and I want to inspire the next generation of artists and dreamers.”

Preferred medium: acrylic paint

IG: @chrisp_art

Roberta Segal

Roberta Segal works in kiln formed glass (her passion) as well as two dimensional pieces including printmaking and multimedia collage. Color and design give meaning to her being.

IG: @segalroberta

Top Left: Cobalt Free Form with Vitrograph
#2 left: Ruby Free Form with Vitrograph
#3 left: Reflections with Vitrograph
Bottom left: Tidal Pool (watercolor and gouache collage with glass panel overlay)
Top Right: Spring Arrives (watercolor collage with glass panel overlay)
#2 Right: Primary Colors Free Form
Bottom right: Kaleidoscope

Jared Winslow

Jared Winslow is a street photographer/visual storyteller, one of his favorite things to do is explore the streets of Providence with his camera.

He is a moderator of the IMPVD photography community, @instameetpvd.

IG: @winslow_j

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