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BRT Art Gallery

The BRT Art Gallery is an ongoing initiative to have the work of local visual artists combine with BRT's performing arts programming to enhance the audience's total experience and expose them to the many talented artists that live and work nearby. Exhibits generally change every 5-6 weeks between September and May. Artwork is viewable two hours before scheduled theater events and is often for sale.

Current Exhibit

Dennis DiMauro Jr. Photography

Blackstone River Theatre's Art Gallery will host an exhibition and sale of photography by Dennis DiMauro Jr. from September 12 through October 17, viewable two hours before and during scheduled theatre events, in the upper and lower lobby of the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. The BRT Art Gallery is an ongoing initiative to have the work of local visual artists combine with BRT's performing arts programming to enhance the audience's total experience.

Dennis, a Rhode Island native, began photographing weddings, business, and family events with his father when he was a teenager. Photography quickly became one of his passions in life continuing to this day as he enjoys trying new ideas, being creative, and truly connecting with the subject of the picture. Over the past few years, Dennis has become fascinated with photographing birds after numerous sightings of hawks, hummingbirds, and various backyard birds. He considers himself incredibly fortunate when sighting raptors, especially Bald Eagles, which keeps him very motivated to get outside in nature, always on the lookout for a picture and the story behind it.

DiMauro is a Juried Artist Member of the Wickford Art Association and has had his photography accepted at multiple Fine Art juried shows across the state and beyond. He was the featured solo artist May-June 2015 at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and his photography has been recently accepted in the 2015 Human Canvas Exhibit at the Warwick Museum of Art, the 2015 1st International Photography Show, Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery, and the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor 2015 Calendar Photo Contest. Visit for more information.

Art Gallery Info

Art Gallery information: Contact Russell Gusetti

Blackstone River Theatre currently books visual artists for 5 or 6-week shows in the BRT upper and lower theatre lobbies from September through May (usually 18-34 pieces depending on size). We are now reviewing artwork for the Fall 2014 season and beyond; showings are usually arranged 4-8 months in advance. Artists must first contact Russell Gusetti to express interest and then will be asked to show a portfolio or e-mail current samples of work to be considered. All BRT exhibits are now coordinated and hung by Pat and George Sargent. Artwork or visual artists with a connection to the Blackstone River Valley or musical themes are preferred but not necessary. We are currently only displaying two-dimensional work as a rule.

Artwork CAN be sold by the artist with no commission fee taken by BRT. Our sole goal is to have the work of local visual artists combine with our performing arts programming to enhance our audience's total experience. The artist is SOLELY responsible for drop-off/pick-up of work, matting, framing, and taking down their show and for all costs and insurances associated with hanging their artwork in an exhibit space.

BRT will send out a press release with representative image 14 days before your show hangs so please email a biography/artist's statement/show info and a high-res image (200-300 dpi jpeg please at 5 x 7 inches) in a timely manner.