Art Openings

2018 CSF Symposium Exhibit

Exhibition: June 11 – July 13, 2018

1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI • Directions and parking

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
June 11 – July 13, 2018

Award:  Two artists were selected and awarded an exhibit in 2019

  • Cindy Robinson, painting title “Deep into that Darkness…”
  • Katherine Binder-Forloney,  two etchings titled “Dissection” and “Landscape”. (Landscape is an intaglio etching with aquatint).

Eligibility: Artists whose work fits within the criteria may apply. Must be 18 years or older.

** Please see below for some work presented in last year’s show. **

Goal: The goal of this exhibit is to represent the visual interpretation between art, science and medicine as it relates to neurometabolic disorders, specifically connective tissue and cerebrospinal (CSF) disorders. CSF Disorders are conditions that create a change in CSF pressure, which often lead to numerous neurological and physiological symptoms. The original concept and vision was created by a Rhode Island neurosurgeon, Dr. Petra Klinge. Her vision for the exhibition is to capture through artistic renderings the “essence” of a clinical disorder, specifically those associated with cerebrospinal fluid and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Klinge reflects upon these artworks as part of her annual medical symposium held at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and utilizes them to assist physicians and scientists to both gain a better understanding of the patient experience and create empathy for the patient’s condition. To research and learn more about these disorders, you may want to visit the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation and the CSF Foundation websites. For information on connective tissue disorders, visit the Ehlers-Danlos Society.


Petra M. Klinge, M.D
Professor of Neurosurgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director, Center for CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine, Rhode Island Hospital

Nancy Gaucher-Thomas
Painter, Arts Administrator, Founder/Past President Art League Rhode Island

Gretchen Dow Simpson
Painter, New Yorker Magazine cover artist (58 covers); Honorary Doctorate Degree, Bryant College, Smithfield, RI

Mim Brooks Fawcett
Executive Director and Chief Curator, Attleboro Arts Museum

Sales & Commissions: Work in this exhibit may be for sale or listed as Not for Sale (NFS); NO Price on Request (POR). Prices provided by the artist should reflect the 30% commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold.

Liability, Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital, Atrium Gallery including the officers, members, and employees. All reasonable care will be exercised in handling all artwork, however ALRI will not assume any liability for loss or damage while on exhibit. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

Questions: E-mail or call (401) 861-0500.

Karen Rand Anderson

CSF-17 6

CSF-17 5

CSF-17 4

CSF-17 Colleen Fitgerald
Colleen Fitzgerald
CSF-17 Edward Krent
Edward Krent