Providence Art Club




Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue


Beginning on September 7, 1999 the Main Gallery of the Providence Art Club will host a one person exhibit of photography by Donald E. Creamer, and it will continue until September 24, 1999.

Mr. Creamer has described the show in the following manner: "Some old (i.e. part retrospective), some new (photography never before exhibited), some borrowed (a couple from his daughter), and some blue (i.e. lots of skies)." Mr. Creamer's work has been featured in a number of exhibits at a variety of galleries, and is widely recognized for its graphic style and unusual images. He has been featured several times at the Providence Art Club, of which he is an artist member, as well as at the Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History, of which Mr. Creamer is President of the Board of Trustees and which has a gallery named in his honor. (left: cover of announcement postcard for exhibition, courtesy of Providence Art Club)

He is well known as a national and international advertising/public relations executive. A few years ago the Providence Sunday Journal Bulletin stated: "Every profession has its own superstars - those exceptionally talented people who succeed in an exceptional sort of way. In the world of advertising and communications, Rhode Island's Donald E. Creamer fits that bill very well."

Born in South Providence, he graduated from Cranston High School, from which he enlisted in the United States Navy where he advanced to the rank of lieutenant. He graduated from Brown University, worked briefly for a small Providence advertising agency and then founded Creamer, Trowbridge & Case in Providence. Subsequently he merged this company with one in New York City. Twenty years later the agency, which by then was one of the top ten in the world, was billing over $500,000,000. Don decided it was time to sell the agency, explore new opportunities, and spend more time in his native Rhode Island. He continues to consult in matters pertaining to marketing communications and investment opportunities.

Providence Art Club gallery hours are Mon. - Fri. 11 - 4; Sat. 12 - 3; Sun. 3 - 5. (information as of 9/99)

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