Closing Artist Reception July 26 at The Olive Tap 

Rachel Brask is the featured artist at The Olive Tap in Wayland Square, Providence, RI for July 2017. Stop by the evening of Wednesday, July 26, 5-7pm for light refreshments and to meet the artist for the closing reception. 

The Olive Tap is located at 485 Angell Street, Providence, RI. Nearby street parking is available. 

Rachel Brask Art at The Looff 2017

IMG_2224Rachel Brask Artworks will again be participating in The Looff Art Festival on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11am-6pm. This fantastic art festival is held at the historic Looff Carousel at Crescent Park in Riverside (East Providence), RI. The art festival boosts live music performances throughout the day, food trucks, and many fine art and craft vendors.

Rachel Brask Artworks will be present with a booth including selections from the Abstracted Rainy Moments series, along with some other earlier abstract paintings and prints. She’ll also be at her easel, painting LIVE throughout the day.

This event free and open to the public, no admission charged.

For more information, visit http://www.eastprovidencearts.org/the-looff.html

Abstracted Rainy Moments Exhibition Catalog now available!

The exhibition catalog for “Abstracted Rainy Moments” solo exhibition at the Samaritans of RI Forget-Me-Not Gallery has been published! It’s now available for preview and for purchase.
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This exhibition catalog chronicles the solo exhibition of Rhode Island contemporary abstract painter, Rachel Brask, in her exhibition of “Abstracted Rainy Moments,” held at the Samaritans of Rhode Island Forget-Me-Not Gallery in the spring of 2017. Included in this book are full-page, full-color photos of the 14 paintings on exhibit, photos from the programs, a curator’s statement by Eric J. Auger, an art review by Carrie Decker of Motif Magazine, and several poems inspired by the Abstracted Rainy Moments series.
Click here to virtually flip through the pages.
Exhibition catalogs are available for purchase online here for $16.00 each or contact Rachel to inquire: rbraskartworks@gmail.com

FREE Class Offered Again – Playing With Pointillism

Saturday, July 8, 2017,  1:30-3:30PM
NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI)

Cost: FREE, art supplies provided!

Registration: register online here or call 401-859-1406

This interactive class will explore the brief background of the Neo-Impressionist movement of pointillism and its pioneering artists. Participants will then have an opportunity to make a painting inspired by the concepts of pointillism. This class for teens & adults, art materials provided. Registration is required. Class taught by Rachel Brask (rachelbraskart.com)

Registration required. Register online HERE or call 401-859-1406

Free Art Workshop: Playing Around with Pointilism

I am pleased to be instructing two FREE art workshops at the NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Rd., Middletown, RI) during June 2017! Each workshop will incorporate a little learning with the chance for participants to make their own painting creation.

Playing Around with Pointilism

Saturday, June 17, 1:30-3:30PM
NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI)
Cost: FREE, art supplies provided!
Registration: register online here or call 401-859-1406

This interactive class will explore the brief background of the Neo-Impressionist movement of pointillism and its pioneering artists. Participants will then have an opportunity to make a painting inspired by the concepts of pointillism. This class for teens & adults, art materials provided. Registration is required. Class taught by Rachel Brask (rachelbraskart.com)

Free Art Workshop June 10: Appreciating Abstract Art When You Don’t Know Where to Start

I am pleased to be instructing two FREE art workshops at the NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Rd., Middletown, RI) during June 2017! Each workshop will incorporate a little learning with the chance for participants to make their own painting creation.

 

Appreciating Abstract Art
When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 1:30-3:30PM
NR Modern Gallery (170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI)
Cost: FREE, art supplies provided!

When you think of “abstract art,” what do you see? In this workshop for teens through adults, participants will learn about some elements to look for in abstract art, and have the chance to create an abstract painting on their own! If abstract art often leaves you clueless and you may not know where to start, this class is for you! Come with an open mind and a willingness to have fun. Paint & art materials provided. Registration is required. Workshop taught by Rachel Brask (rachelbraskart.com)

 

Recap of Opening Night for “Abstracted Rainy Moments”

I write this as an artist who is very closely attached to my work. That being said, you’ll be reading about this exhibition opening night through the artist’s eyes. If you want to hear about it through others’ eyes, I can refer you to a few who were there that evening.

I’ll start by saying — THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support me and the Samaritans of RI Forget-Me-Not Gallery by attending the opening reception! After making lots of check-lists and crossing of to-do’s on my lists, it was when the first guests of the evening walked in the door of the gallery that this whole event became real. Continue reading

Rachel Brask: Abstracted Rainy Moments Solo Exhibition April 7-June 30, 2017 at Forget-Me-Not Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

RACHEL BRASK Abstracted Rainy Moments

at the The Samaritans of Rhode Island Forget-Me-Not Gallery
67 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860
http://www.samaritansri.org

EXHIBITION DATES: April 7 – June 30, 2017. Curated by Eric J. Auger, Artist-in-Residence.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 7, 2017, 6-9pm Continue reading

New Art Class: Great First Impressionists

749b81de002b140a19176d9cc40604f5Starting on March 7, 2017  I’ll be teaching a new adult art class on Tuesday evenings, 5:00-6:30pm at the Fuller Creative Learning Center (260 Dover Ave., East Providence, RI). The class will run for six weeks March 7-April 11, 2017 and is free to registered participants.

This class, “Great First Impressionists,” will explore the various artists, styles and techniques of the impressionism art movement, including artists Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh and others. Students of this class will create art projects inspired by signature artists of impressionism over the 6 weeks of this class March 7-April 11.

This class will be limited to 12 people, so register early! For registration information, contact fullercreativelearning@gmail.com

Top 8 of 2016: Art Highlights

 

2016 has been an excellent year for my continuing studio practice. A year full of new commissions, renewed focus, and new recognition and professional development have all added up to make 2016 one of my best and favorite years in my studio timeline. So here, without further ado, are what I considered to be the top 8 highlights of 2016.
~ Rachel

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Art Studio Year in Review: 2016

Here’s my 2016 Year in Review, in no particular order, of images from the studio over the course of 2016. It was a year of renewed focus, new directions, new commissions, new purchases, new teaching adventures, new opportunities and one of my best art years ever. Continue reading

Gift cards now available for the holidays

58a550af-c01a-4ca0-aa64-715b60688ccbYou can now give the gift of art choice by purchasing a gift card for Rachel Brask Artworks! These beautiful and colorful gift cards are available for purchases online, over the phone or in-person at Rachel Brask Artworks. Gift cards can be the perfect way to let the recipient choose what kind of art they’d like — a print, original oil paintings. a custom commission, or art lessons! Continue reading

Small Business Saturday (#SmallBizSat)

On November 26, Rachel Brask Artworks is excited to participate in Small Business Saturday. On this date, we will celebrate with both online specials and in-person specials at the studio! So mark your calendar now for Small Business Saturday! Continue reading

Surface Tension Exhibition at URI

One of my paintings from the Abstracted Rainy Moments series has made its public debut in the Surface Tension Exhibition at the University of Rhode Island Main Campus Gallery, on exhibit Octover 11-November 18, 2016. 

The URI Main Campus Gallery at the URI Fine Arts Center is located at 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI. Gallery hours are Momday-Friday 12-4pm. 

VIDEO: Artist Guest Speaker Rachel Brask at E. Providence Arts Council

On October 4, 2016, Rachel Brask Artworks gave a talk as artist guest speaker at the East Providence Arts Council meeting. Speaking about the non-linear journey her art journey has taken, Rachel speaks about her challenges, triumphs and travails of pursuing the art path in today’s world. Continue reading