Art scene ~ Souq/Bazaar Show at Gallery Z, Providence

Gallery Z
259 Atwells Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island

Last night the Bear and I went to the Souq/Bazaar Show at Gallery Z on Atwells Avenue in Providence. We had a really good time. The gallery was dressed with red cloth to evoke a Middle Eastern souq, and there was an eclectic selection of art, fruit and vegetables, soda, jewelry and various other items. We happened to come in on "Art, Food and Wine" night, a monthly event to raise awareness for a cause (the ONE campaign).




Food was provided by Nara Hooka Lounge, situated across the street. They had set up a hooka outside to try, which was interesting. There was no taste of tobacco, just a cherry flavor, and you couldn't even really tell you were inhaling anything. There was wine and juice as well, selected by Gasbarro's wines. I tried the  red and it was excellent. I should find out the vintage.



This along with displays of other works. I love the chandelier as well as the painting on the back of the violin.



Local artist Michael Bryce was in residence, and just starting a canvas for sunflowers. The art above and to the left is all his own. I must make a point of seeing the finished work.



The staff were friendly and welcoming. We got a great tour and enthusiastic welcome from Carol Scavotto, who also has some work on display there.


It was an excellent show, with a great variety of art, as well as wit and whimsy. We're looking forward to Gallery Z's upcoming show, featuring Armenian artists.

The Souq/Bazaar Show runs through February 13, so there's still plenty of time to enjoy.


For more information on Gallery Z, check out UpTake.

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