Gallery Night Providence launched their very first Juried Exhibition, titled “Art for Everyone.” Amongst the accepted artworks art two paintings by Rachel Brask, both inspired by rainy moments along the Maine coast. The jurors for curating this exhibition are: Donna Parsons of Dryden Gallery/Providence Picture Frame, Munir Mohammed, Elena Calderon Pantino of RISCA, and Kate Kraczon, curator of David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University.
A Grand Opening & Gallery Night Kickoff event is scheduled for Saturday, February 29, 2-6pm at Sprout CoWorking Gallery, Providence, RI. Award winners from the juried show will be announced. A second reception for March’s Third Thursday (March 19) will also be held at Sprout CoWorking Gallery 5:30-9pm.
The complete list of accepted artists in this exhibition:
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Rachel Brask recently worked with Chabad Harvard to lead a paint night themed for the Jewish Tu B’Shvat holiday. Rachel created a custom painting that incorporated many fruit-bearing plants highlighted as part of the annual celebration of trees: fig, date palms, almond, olive trees.
About 25 people received step-by-step instruction on how to complete the design on a canvas of their own, that they could take home at the end of the night. After demonstrating each step, Rachel would walk person to person to assist each individual with any questions about the painting process, clarifying steps up close, offering encouragement, and helping to “fix” the parts that guests asked for assistance with to stay on course.
Paint!: Rachel Brask, Jim Bradley & Mary Casale
Gallery 175, Pawtucket RI
This exhibition explores how each artist uses paint for intriguing effects. Rachel Brask’s work incorporates transparent veils of color within a vertical format. Mary Casale works with lots of thick textures and patterns. Jim Bradley’s art conveys the fluidity of running paint.
Opening Reception Sunday, May 8, 2-3:30pm at Gallery 175, located in Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI. Free parking for gallery. Gallery 175 website
Exhibition runs May 7-April 30, 2020. Gallery hours open during Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Hours
The newest restaurant in Seekonk MA is excited to have large, colorful and bright paintings by Rachel Brask to adorn its newly renovated walls for the opening two months of its new business. See 7 large paintings from Rachel’s “Abstracted Rainy Moments” series while getting a drink or dinner in Seekonk’s newest bistro and tavern! Show closes March 30, 2020.
Cashmere Bistro & Tavern is located through the lobby at the Seekonk Ramada hotel, 213 Taunton Ave, Seekonk, MA, open daily 4-10pm.
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On October 5-6, 2019 the Seekonk Artist Network presents 20 artists at 8 convenient locations in Seekonk, MA, to open their studios and share their art with the public during Seekonk Open Studios! Rachel Brask will be located at 116 Read Street with live painting both Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.
116 Read St :
Rachel Brask – Paintings & Live Paint Demos each day
Phil Gruppuso – Fine Woodworking
Tim McCarthy – Assemblage Art
60 Hope St :
Dianne Burns – Paintings, Drawings
Guest Artist, Stephanie Stroud – Fiber Art, Paintings
32 Read St :
Mark Holme – Wire Sculpture, Paintings
Lars Grant-West – Fantasy Illustration
Alex Dunwoodie – Paintings
Maria Holme – Creative Consulting
21 Tompson Dr :
Dawn Campbell – Pottery
Norm Bowlin – Paintings
Bill Clark – Photography, Calligraphy
11 Cleveland St :
Elaine Petrasky – Sea Glass Jewelry
Bryan Bzdula – Photography
104 Walker St :
Mary Jane Andreozzi – Wood Paintings, Fiber Art
Deborah Baldizar – Sculpture
Ann-Marie Gillett- Mixed Media
128 Walker St :
Sarah Jane Lapp – Cards, Puzzles, Paintings
Rick Lescault – Skyjelly, Live Music
128 West Ave :
Tony Lunghi – Fine Woodworking
Ken Moore – Paintings
Artist Rachel Brask has been invited by internationally acclaimed curator Alfio Borghese to exhibit in Italy June 21-30, 2019 at the Galeria Villa Comunale di Frosinone in Frosinone, Italy.
Rachel’s first foray into exhibiting in Italy was in a cross-cultural group art exhibition in December 2018 in Rome, Italy, also curated by Alfio Borghese. During her trip to Rome in December, Rachel and Mr. Borghese got to talking and the possibility of exhibiting a larger show of her work in Italy was a possibility, and then it became a reality.
Rachel Brask is inspired by the colors and textures of rainy days, and captures contemporary abstract impressions of landscapes and seasons as viewed through a rainy window. Brask’s oil paintings portray rains as a contemplative, renewing, and colorful contrast to the perception of rain’s gloomy reputation. Brask maintains her art practice, Rachel Brask Studio, LLC, in Rhode Island, USA.
Rachel Brask will be the featured artist at Sprout Coworking Warren Gallery for February 2019. Her bright abstract impressions of rainy days will be up Feb 1-28. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 15, 6-8pm. Free and open to the public, come on out and meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments and take in the art!
Sprout Warren is located on 489 Main Street, Warren, Rhode Island. The gallery also includes sculptures by Neal Personeus and Ed McAloon.
Rachel Brask and Jennifer Gervais will take over the AS220 Main Gallery with an exhibition of each of their respective works. This exhibition will be on view November 3-24, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 3rd 5-7pm.
Rachel will exhibit a selection of oil paintings from her Abstracted Rainy Moments series of paintings inspired by the view through a window during a rainstorm. This exhibition will include the first public gallery showing of 10+ paintings created during her art residency in Maine this past summer. Many of these paintings are inspired by the changing daylight reflected over the harbor in sunrises and sunsets, and through photos she took while exploring Acadia National Park and the harbor.
Rachel Brask Artworks will soon be evolving to become Rachel Brask Studio, LLC. This change comes as the next step in the development and direction of the varied creative practices of artist and graphic designer, Rachel Brask. “Calling my creative practice Rachel Brask Studio LLC vs. Rachel Brask Artworks is really about opening the definition of studio,” states Brask. “This will better provide a one-stop hub for my art studio, graphic design studio, photography studio and teaching studio.”
Rachel will be working on rebranding some of her identity materials and logo, and will be reconfiguring how her website works. She plans to officially launch and celebrate this new business name sometime between November and the new year. Stay tuned!
Rachel Brask will be participating in the Seekonk Artist Network’s Seekonk Open Studios, a two day event featuring over 20 artists in 11 locations throughout Seekonk, MA on Saturday & Sunday Oct. 13-14, 11am-4pm each day. Brask, an alumni member of Seekonk Artist Network (SAN), will showcase her recent paintings from a residency in Maine along with LIVE painting demonstrations all day on both days at 116 Read Street, Seekonk MA.
The following is the complete list of locations and artists also participating in Seekonk Open Studios:
60 Hope Street: Dianne Burns – Painting, Drawing; Dawn Campbell – Pottery
32 Read Street: Mark Holme – Wire Sculpture, Painting; Lars Grant-West – Fantasy Illustration; Seth Holme – Photography, Film; Zachery Holme, Photography
112 Read Street: Bill Clark – Photography, Calligraphy; Beth Goulet – Mosaics, Painting
116 Read Street: Phil Gruppuso – Woodworking; Tim McCarthy – Assemblage Art; Rachel Brask – Painting
11 Cleveland Street: Elaine Petrasky – Sea Glass Jewelry; Bryan Bzdula – Photography; Debbie Moody Shard – Oil Pastels
92 Walker Street: Bob Desrochers – Sculpture; Pottery
104 Walker Street: Mary Jane Andreozzi – Wood Painting, Fiber; Deborah Baldizar – Sculpture; Ann-Marie Gillett – Mixed Media
128 Walker Street: Sarah Jane Lapp – Cards, Puzzles, Painting; Rick Lescault – Skyjelly Live Music
128 West Avenue: Tony Lunghi – Woodworking; Ken Moore – Painting
399 Central Avenue: John Mitchell – Pottery (Pottery Wheel Demonstration)
46 Coleman Street: 7:00 pm SATURDAY only, Patti Dalton hosts a folk concert by Jim Trick
AS220 has announced the list of artists and arts organizers accepted to its Fall 2018 session of its arts administration professional development program, Practice/Practice. This four-day conference for those involved in the arts will provide participants a forum for learning best practices in the arts administration field — networking, community outreach, public art, increasing accessibility, marketing and more.
Brask is an abstract artist best known for her current body of oil paintings evoking the impression of viewing rain on a stormy day. She is also involved in several area arts organizations. For Art League Rhode Island, Brask is a board member, secretary, and co-chair of the Communications committee. She is also involved with the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Seekonk Artist Network, and East Providence Arts Council. Brask hopes to apply what she learns over the course of this professional development program to her involvement in these organizations.
The 4-day residency program consists of a series of workshops and discussions, presentations by participants and faculty, a tour to visit partner arts organizations, hands-on making sessions in AS220’s Industries and a party. Workshops will include presentations and breakout sessions with AS220 staff and expert visiting faculty, and will allow plenty of time for discussion and debate. In the spirit of Practice//Practice, some workshops also involve working sessions, bringing theoretical discourse into the practical realm.
Rachel Brask is pleased to announce the lineup of summer and fall festivals and open studios in which she will be exhibiting her artwork. Links for more general information about each event has been provided below. Since some of the festivals aren’t for several months, check back to the links occasionally, as each organizer will be updating their event’s info as details are finalized for each event.
July 15 (3-7pm): EP Heritage Days Festival, Pierce Field, 201 Mercer Street, East Providence, RI. Rachel will be at the HeARTspot Art Center booth.
August 11 (11am-6pm): Looff Arts Festival, Crescent Park, 700 Bullocks Ave, E. Providence (Riverside), RI.
August 18 (12-5pm): Attleboro Expo for the Senses, Attleboro, MA.
September 8-9 (11am-5pm): Slater Park Fall Festival, Slater Park, Pawtucket, RI
October 13-14: Seekonk Open Studios
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Above photo by Eric Johnson
Rachel Brask will have up to 10 of her coastal-inspired paintings of beaches, oceans, coastal sunsets, and dunes. Some of these paintings are from her residency in Truro at the Castle Hill Center for the Arts in March 2018. This exhibition will include several other artists, full list TBA.
Sprout Coworking Gallery is located at 166 Valley Street, Building 6M Suite 103, Providence, RI. Sprout Gallery will be hosting a Providence Gallery Night reception with the artists in attendance on Thursday, June 19, 5-9pm, open to the public.
More about Sprout Coworking Gallery
Thursdays 6-7:30pm, June 14-July 19, 2018
Fuller Creative Learning Center
260 Dover Ave, East Providence, RI
In this new art class for adults, Rhode Island artist Rachel Brask will help students learn to understand the world of colors. Participants will learn the history of different pigments, the emotional associations with different colors, and of course, the mixing and use of each main color.
Registration required as space is limited.
Contact: Ryan McCauley 4012283903 email@example.com
Location: Fuller Creative Learning Center