(12.19) Artist and AS220 founder Umberto Crenca will be signing copies of his book, Divine Providence, this Sunday at NicoBella’s downtown. The book features his recent series of acrylic paintings, images that capture the unique personality of Rhode Island’s capital city. NicoBella’s owner, Daniel Crenca, already has many pieces of his brother’s previous work up around the restaurant. (Daniel has been dressing as Santa this month, so he should be easy enough to spot.)
Shop local for the holidays! Umberto Crenca will be signing copies of Divine Providence Volume 1 at NicoBellas Restaurant in Providence next Sunday from 2-6pm!Complimentary offerings from the NicoBellas menu will be available. Take a break from last minute holiday shopping for a delicious snack on the house. Cash bar and live music too!
While many of these paintings feature recognizable landmarks like Atlantic Mills, Mr. Lemon, or Axelrod’s, I find myself drawn to the cityscapes featuring telephone poles, garage doors, and trash cans. Crenca’s vision illuminates the beauty in these working class neighborhoods, the gritty mixed-used areas, the tenements and alleyways. Go here to view the paintings of Divine Providence.