June 2017: Solo Show
Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon
Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon is a full time artist and self-taught painter from East Providence with a background in sculpture. She attended Rhode Island College in the 90s, supplementing her art education in both England and Italy. She worked as a public school teacher for nearly two decades, and is the owner of the new HeARTspot Art Center and Gallery. Mainly known for her ethereal portraits of well known individuals with a twist, Jennifer was described by art critic Don Wilkinson as “a high priestess” who creates paintings “which are expressionistic with an eye for detail (and) and eye for the eyes, the gateway of the soul.” She is an active board member on both the East Providence Arts Council (EPAC) and of Gallery Night Providence.
Since 2012, Jennifer has had multiple solo shows, recently including the University of Rhode Island Providence Gallery and The Robert Hunt Gallery of New Bedford as well as having been included in multiple group shows in the Southern New England area. In addition, Jennifer had a hand in the creation, organization and launch of two new art festivals in Rhode Island including “the looff” Arts Festival and The Hunt’s Mills Festival, both of which take place in East Providence.
She has a very active following on Facebook, where she showcases the progress of paintings from start to finish. Her page can be found here: www.facebook.com/jgcahoonartist
Her website can be found by clicking here.
Spogga: Featured Musician
Join us for a fun, FREE night at East Providence's newest creative business, HeARTspot Art Center and Gallery.
There will be art (of course!), beverages, light refreshments, and live music by Providence native/New Orleans Musician Spogga! (You likely know him as the amazing fire dancer from WaterFire...)
The event will start at 6 PM on August 17th. Don't miss your last chance to catch this show!
You can also pick up a flyer featuring classes scheduled for the early Fall, learn about our scholarship program and shop in our Artist Gift Shop.