October is the perfect time in Newport to get out and visit all of the unique galleries in town. With the summer crowds gone and the beautiful fall weather, it is a great opportunity to visit both historic neighborhoods and vibrant shopping and dining districts, where there is an array of galleries open on each end and everywhere in between. Each gallery offers a unique view on art, whether it is a classic work or a cutting edge contemporary piece, there is a wide variety and diversity to suite everyone’s taste.
For the October Newport Gallery Night, several galleries have new shows including “Wild Things” at DeBlois Gallery (10/6-10/28), “The Art of Architecture & Design” at Spring Bull Gallery (10/6-10/31), and the inaugural show at Harbor Fine Art’s new Bannister’s Wharf satellite gallery which augments the fine regional New England artwork seen at their original134 Spring Street location.
“Wild Things” by Izabella Casselman, Valerie Debrule, and Martha Antaya is a show whose works reflects each of the individual artist’s creativity, sensitivity, and adventuresome spirits honoring the diversity and independent spirit of each of these women. Izabella Casselman is known for using non-traditional materials to help convey the importance of social, political, and environmental issues. For this exhibition, Valerie Debrule drew parallels between her life in the 1960’s with her diverse travel experiences, leading to often unconventional ends. Finally, Martha Antaya’s art emphasizes spontaneity, physicality, and movement.
In addition, to the aforementioned gallery shows, there will be almost twenty other galleries open on Newport Gallery Night, Thursday October 11th from 5 pm until 8 pm. There is free parking available downtown at the Newport Visitors’ Center as well as uptown as the Newport Art Museum. For more information and updates visitwww.newportgalleries.org.