Anoush Bargamian, Judith Ferrara, John Gaumond and Julian Penrose.
September 8th - October 1st, 2016.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15th 5-9pm. Closing Reception: Saturday, October 1st, 5-9pm.

At GALLERY Z: JUDITH FERRARA, JOHN GAUMOND, JULIAN PENROSE, ANOUSH BARGAMIAN - Thursday, September 8th - Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. Opening Reception Thursday, September 15th, 5-9PM. Closing Reception Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2-4 pm.

Judith Ferrara b. 1942 is a visual artist, writer and poet. Judith utilizes various mediums, including oils, acrylics, oil sticks, pastels, oil pastels, pencil, transfers and archival inks, often working in series. She will be displaying a new series of mixed media works in black and white.

Judith has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings throughout central Mass. and in RI, including solo shows and often gives poetry readings. Her poems have been published and featured in many publications. Judith holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire as well as three degrees in the field of education. She has extensive teaching experience and has also published educational kits.

John Gaumond b. 1933 John Gaumond of Worcester, Massachusetts, is both a photographer and poet. John will be exhibiting fine art color photographs based on his travels in Italy/Sicily, France, Portugal and England. John has had photographs published in The Worcester Review, Diner, Ballard Street Poetry Journal, The River Valley Current, The Worcester Telegram and Worcester Magazine. His Flower Pots, Siena III, was selected for the 2014 Art in the City program. John's poetry has been published in Poets in the Galleries, The Connecticut River Review, Sahara, Worcester Magazine, The Longfellow Society Journal, The Leaflet, The Lancaster Times, The Issue, The Ballard Street Poetry Journal, The Worcester Telegram and The Worcester Review. He received The Jacob Knight Poetry Award in 2006.

Julian Penrose b. 1961 Julian is a Providence artist, born in Brazil, who grew up in Philadelphia. He has been creating three-dimensional assemblages for many years, since college days in Claremont, California, where he studied under the influence of artist Paul Darrow. Studying Landscape Architecture in Seattle, Washington, he was influenced by drafting and design, over the years combining elements of those two disciplines to develop his style. Julian's current work is architectural in form, composed largely of found and salvaged materials - defining his work as "green", keeping materials out of the 'waste stream' by repurposing them. His art has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions, solo and group. Julian is represented in Providence, RI, and Philadelphia, PA.

Anoush Bargamian b. 1963 Chicago artist Anoush Bargamian was born and raised in RI. She earned three degrees, BFAs from the Mass College of Art, Boston, and the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is experimental in material and process, typically incorporating symbols and highly textured surfaces. Anoush's work has been in numerous exhibits in Chicago and Providence.