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New in the WaterFire Arts Center Office Gallery – Works from the Collection of Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

Starting in April select works from the Collection of Joseph A. Chazan, M.D. will be on display and for sale in the WaterFire Providence offices. Dr. Chazan is donating 100% of the proceeds of sales of the work to WaterFire Providence.

Dr. Chazan is a steadfast advocate for WaterFire and a prominent arts philanthropist within Rhode Island and Providence communities. His wealth of knowledge and experience has been instrumental in shaping the development of the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC) and its programs. Dr. Chazan has been deeply involved with various projects at The Steel Yard, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, AS220, Farm Fresh, and the Providence Public Library, among others. 

The exhibition in the WaterFire offices features 20 artists from Dr. Chazan’s collection: Jonathan Bonner, Stephen Brownell, Jesse Burke, Dale Chihuly, Angel Dean, Steven Easton, Gilbert Franklin, Mark Freedman, Richard Goulis, Scott Lapham, Salvatore Mancini, Denny Moers, Jacqueline Ott, Trudy Raftery, CW Roelle, Jordan Seaberry, Aaron Siskind, Anne Spalter, Bertil Vallien, and Neal Walsh

The work was selected by Dr. Chazan’s collection manager Candita Clayton, a gallerist and curator based between Rhode Island, New York, and New Hampshire with the Candita Clayton Gallery. Clayton represents emerging to mid and late-career artists and is driven to create accessible spaces for art. 

Beyond Thursday, April 4th the works will be available to view by invitation and open to the public in the evenings every third Thursday of the month during Gallery Night Providence. To make an appointment please contact Emily Gray by email or phone.

For more about the WaterFire Arts Center, visit or follow @waterfireartscenter on Instagram.

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I've worked at WaterFire Providence since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career, I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. In 2012 transitioned to the role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I now head up WaterFire Providence's digital projects including, web, social, databases, and our physical IT infrastructure.

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