Meet The Artist — Crenca

(6.8) Artist Umberto Crenca brings his ‘Divine Providence’ works to New Harvest Coffee and Spirits on Sims Avenue this Saturday. These two images were selected randomly from his Instagram page and may not represent the work available at this event.

Working in acrylic on canvas, Crenca’s subjects include iconic buildings like the Cranston Street Armory and the Wedding Cake House, as well as the more anonymous streetscapes, with graffiti covered alleys, tire shops, garbage cans, porches, and parked cars.

‘Divine Providence’ box sets will be available for $100 (normally $175).

Co-founder and longtime artistic director of AS220, Umberto (Bert) Crenca is a visual and performance artist whose paintings are included in the permanent collections of the RISD Museum and the Newport Art Museum, as well as in private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Saturday’s music provided by DJ Indigo Monday.

Divine Providence, 7pm to 10pm, Saturday, June 8, 10 Sims Avenue, (directions)


If you have never met Mr. Crenca, this is what he looked like . . . some time ago. This is a detail from his self-portrait which had already been sold when it appeared in last October’s exhibition at the WaterFire Arts Center. He does take commissions.

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