PROVIDENCE — Westerly sculptor Mark A. Perry can place another feather in his cap. Perry, a Wellesley, Mass.,-native, will be exhibiting his work at this weekend’s Art Providence Holiday Show for the very first time.
Formerly called the RISD Annual Alumni Show, Art Providence continues the tradition of hosting the work of outstanding artists and crafts people from around the region. More than 200 juried artists will exhibit their work during the two-day show. Perry’s hand-carved wood sculptures take inspiration from early American folk art masterpieces, yet they convey a modern and sophisticated sensibility.
Self taught, Perry began his artistic career on Nantucket Island, his home of more than 20 years. His works can be been seen in magnificent homes from Nantucket to Santa Barbara and in such commercial settings such as New York’s five star Langham Place Hotel on Fifth Avenue.
Perry has been jury-selected among the country’s best craftsmen and has exhibited at pinnacle shows such as the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. For the past nine years Perry has exhibited at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City. Locally, Perry’s sculptures can be seen at his Westerly studio and at the Weekapaug Inn, which commissioned him to create two sculptures for the newly renovated Travel and Leisure Magazine top-rated resort.
Perry’s work can also be viewed online at MarkAPerry.com.
Art Providence begins with a Friday evening preview party and is open to the public Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10. Tickets can be purchased in person or online at ArtProvidenceShow.com.