Rediscovered Returns

AS220‘s public access photography program will once again present the fruits of its collaboration with the Providence Public Library’s Special Collections department with a series of gallery exhibitions scheduled for 2011. Join us for our latest exhibition openings on Gallery Night, Thursday, May 19th and June 16 from 5pm to 9pm for a glimpse of new prints from old negatives.

“Rediscovered: Glass Negatives from the Providence Public Library’s (PPL) Special Collections Printed at AS220’s Paul Krot Community Darkroom” gained widespread attention during it’s first public exhibition at Providence’s City Hall last October. Volunteer members of AS220 Photo printed over 50 archival black and white silver gelatin prints for the exhibit, raising public awareness of the 1,200 glass photographic negatives stored in the PPL Special Collections.

The three exhibitions scheduled for the upcoming summer and fall will bring this historic collection to a wider audience. The photographs from the glass negative collection will be on display during May and June at The CitySide Gallery at ReMax Cityside, 300 South Main Street, at the Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA from July through August and at the Sandywoods Artist Co-Op Gallery in Tiverton, RI from October 21st until November 20th.

The images on display for the exhibitions are available for purchase; sales directly benefit the public-access photo program at AS220 and the Special Collections department of the Providence Public Library.

While only a small fraction of the collection will be on display, those interested in viewing or purchasing any of the 1200 images in the collection can do so through the online glass negative gallery and database, created and compiled by AS2220 Photo with support from a Rhode Island Council for the Humanities mini grant.

1 thought on “Rediscovered Returns”

  1. I lost all respect for anything associated with AS220 when Bert just fell inline with Angel and the termination plan and the school closing plan.

    So much for artists not being part of establishment, hey man……

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