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 or 6 weeks between mid-September and May. Artwork is viewable two hours before scheduled theater events and is often for sale. We will begin scheduling additional gallery shows again in Fall/Winter 2022. Watch this page for details!
Photography by Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
Blackstone River Theatre's Art Gallery will host an exhibition and sale of original photography by Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk April 8 through May 22, 2022, 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.
Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk got her first “real” camera in 2001. It was a Minolta SLR film camera and it was a complete mystery to her. Over the years Karen graduated to digital and mirrorless cameras and she has traveled all over the U.S. with her work as a travel nurse, and also to Europe, Australia, and Kenya. When home in Rhode Island she joined the Photographic Society of RI and began to learn various techniques to improve her photography. She has exhibited at the Audubon Society of RI and previously at Blackstone River Theatre where she also volunteers. She does mostly nature and landscape photography, and also street photography, but will shoot a photo of anything that seems to speak to her. “I have heard it said that you should ‘shoot what you love’ so that is what I do.”