Flocked, Blocked, and Stenciled at the Providence Athenæum
September 21 – November 20, 2016
Flocked, Blocked, and Stenciled is a showcase of original wallpapers designed and printed by local artists that will be on exhibition at the library through November 20th.
Artists at the Athenæum
Ian J.G. Cozzens
About the Project
Thirty-five Providence-area makers were given lengths of blank wallpaper stock and asked to return fifteen feet of printed wallpaper for a show at the gallery at 186 Carpenter Street, with additional events sponsored by DESIGNxRI during September’s Design Week Expo. Experience levels range from the expert, professional wallpaper maker to the student who has no experience but an appetite to learn and experiment. From April through August, this community of local artists and printers will learn, investigate, discuss and connect to produce wallpaper prints and patterns, limited only by their imaginations.
Flocked, Blocked & Stenciled: September 9 – October 22, the gallery at 186 Carpenter Street, Providence
Athenæum Salon: Friday, September 23: Brown University Curator Rob Emlen on the beautiful historic wallpaper in the Nightingale-Brown House
Lecture: Wednesday, September 28: Historic wallpaper and textile reproduction specialist John Burrows, at the Providence Public Library
AS220 Community Printshop, 186 Carpenter Street, the Providence Public Library, Fleet Library at RISD, the Providence Athenaeum, and DESIGNxRI, among others. And a special thanks to the creative genius Taylor Polites.
Pictured: Elizabeth Duffy’s Maximum Security: 50 States: Rhode Island