"Recasting Archetypes" to be Installed at Providence Public Library May 4

This Saturday, May 4 artist Maria DiFranco will be exhibiting her new artwork at the AS220 Main Gallery and in the Providence Public Library's Empire Street windows.

"Recasting Archetypes" includes prints, paintings, and drawings by Maria DiFranco made during her time here in Providence, Rhode Island. Inspired by history, and referencing present-day culture, DiFranco captures the contemporary experience through the images of our past. Her most recent project "Providence through the Centuries," sponsored in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, illustrates the history of our capital city.  In addition to the AS220, she will install five intaglio prints at the Providence Public Library, one of the many research sites Maria utilized to create this series.  

The opening reception of "Recasting Archetypes" is this Saturday, May 4 at 5 pm at the AS220 Gallery. The public is invited for a walking tour of "Providence through the Centuries" in the Empire Street windows of the Providence Public Library, just a block down the street.

More information about this exhibition can also be found at:


and posted on www.as220.org