PROVIDENCE, R.I. /March 2011 -on Thursday, March 17th, the opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by Mike Bryce will be held from 5:00-9:00pm Gallery Z.
Mike Bryce, a Rhode Island based artist, presents "Rhode Island Treasures", a series of work celebrating the beauty of Rhode Island.Bryce received his BFA in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography from the University of Rhode Island in 1994, and went on to receive his MFA in painting and illustration from Syracuse University in 1998.Bryce has taught various courses in art and design as a college level educator at a number of universities and locations in the Rhode Island area, including Salve Regina, University of Rhode Island, the Community College of Rhode Island, the Newport Art Museum and CityArts Providence.
Bryce has also taught at the Massachusetts College of Art, the Art Institute of Boston and Syracuse University.
Rhode Island's imagery fuels Bryce's passion.
With a love for observing his surroundings, Bryce creates his art while feeling as if he is a part of his environment.
Memories of playing in Hope Street Park, summer trips to Narragansett beach, or ferry rides to Block Island awaken a nostalgic feeling of warmth.
Through his paintings, Bryce hopes to share some of this sentiment.
Mike Bryce is generously donating 10% of profits from all paintings featuring vegetables, fruits, and flowers to the non-profit organization Farm Fresh Rhode Island.
Founded in 2004, their mission is "to grow a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters".
On the last day of the exhibition, April 2nd, Bryce will do a live painting demonstration at Gallery Z from 3 to 6pm.
He will donate 25% of the profits from this painting to Farm Fresh Rhode Island as well.
Painting workshop: Painter Mike Bryce will lead a "Painting on Location" workshop Aug. 14 and 15 in advance of the Newport Art Museum's annual "Wet Paint" festival.Working in acrylic and oil on canvas, Bryce will accompany participants to various sites on Aquidneck Island and in Tiverton.Bryce is an adjunct professor of art at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Mike Bryce, a nationally recognized artist from Providence's East Side, was commissioned to decorate the canoe with scenes of popular city landmarks.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, DeSimone made the pattern for the designs that Bryce painted and helped with the planning of the design.
Bryce, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, holds a master of fine arts degree from Syracuse University in painting and illustration.He is also an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Boston.Bryce said he is also an alumnus of St. Raphael Academy and once had a studio in the city, so he is long familiar with Pawtucket.He said the project was "a lot of work, but it was a labor or love.It's nice to be able to do something for the Pawtucket community."Bryce said he creates original works of art in oil, watercolor and mixed media, with prices ranging from $40 to $1,200.He has also done corporate commissions for the Providence Tourism Council and the Marriott Hotel of Providence.He said he was paid $350 for his work on the canoe.Although he has produced pieces in a variety of different sizes and shapes, this is the first time he was ever asked to consider a canoe as his "canvas.""It posed some challenges," Bryce admitted."I sometimes had the canoe on a patio table outside, and other times, it was upside down in my living room," he said."Once, it filled with water and capsized the patio table," he added.He said he worked from photos that he took of each of the locations.The vessel, painted in acrylic, features four scenes, two on each side.These include Slater Mill, the Slater Park band stand, the old J.C. Potter Casino (known as the boathouse), and the historic Looff carousel.The Pawtucket Rotary Club logo is emblazoned in the middle.Bryce's 6-year-old daughter, Sienna, also contributed to the piece, by painting some tiny fish laong the canoe's bottom.
Press Releasesfrom the Office of Mayor David N. Cicilline
ARTIST MIKE BRYCE TO SHOWCASE WORK AT THE GALLERY AT CITY HALL
PROVIDENCE - Mayor David N. Cicilline announced today that the Gallery at City Hall is currently showcasing the work of Mike Bryce, an adjunct professor at the Community College of Rhode Island and the Art Institute in Boston.
Bryce teaches Basic/Figure Drawing, Color Theory and Two-dimensional Design at CCRI and Foundation and Illustration at the Art Institute in Boston.
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