Bannister exhibition: ‘Five From Providence’ to run June 3 to July 16

Bob Dilworth, "Elizabeth," 87 in. X 67 in.,
acrylic on canvas, 2010.
The Bannister Society will sponsor the exhibition “Five From Providence: The Tradition Continues” at Bannister Gallery from June 3 to July 16. A reception with artists’ talks will be held on Gallery Night, June 17, from 5-8 p.m. A closing reception is planned for July 16 from 5-8 p.m.

The exhibition features paintings, photography, mixed media and installation works by Bob Dilworth, Cynthia Taylor-Meeks, Eric Telfort, Pamela Council and McDonald Wright. The show is co-curated by Dilworth and Bannister Gallery director James Montford.

The Edward Mitchell Bannister Society is a nonprofit organization formed in 1998 to celebrate the lives and careers of African American art and artists. The society provides opportunities for a more inclusive, vibrant art experience benefiting its members and the community at large.

The president of the Bannister Society, Beverly E. Ledbetter and executive committee and members look forward to introducing new initiatives and continuing to work for the benefit of all communities in Rhode Island and the region.

Pamela Council, "The Brown Paper Bag Test," (detail),
10 in. X 6 in. X 8 in., 2009.
Edward Mitchell Bannister was a highly respected and honored painter who created new pathways for other artists to follow. He was co-founder of the Providence Art Club, a trustee of RISD, and a prizewinner for his monumental painting, Under the Oaks, at the America’s Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m., or by appointment with the gallery director. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities. For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at or call (401) 456-9765.