Seeing the Light

In the Hope Street home of the couple behind Providence Art Glass


Rebecca Zhukov and Terrence Dubreuil live art, in more ways than one. They’re the creative minds behind Providence Art Glass in Hope Artiste Village, where they make hand-blown glass lighting fixtures, but their art goes way beyond that. Rebecca is an accomplished glass artist whose work is in prestigious places the White House’s permanent collection, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution and the DeYoung Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Terrence, the son of gallery owners in New York, grew up around fine art makes beautiful furniture, especially with inset glass pieces, and sculptures.

Their Hope Street home is a reflection of their combined artistic vision: Rebecca takes her inspiration from nature, putting textures and finishes onto her glasswork from the natural world, and Terrence uses bold colors and sensory details in his creations. “I moved here from Woodstock, New York,” Rebecca says. “I came here sight unseen, fell in love with Providence and moved here.” They’ve lived in the home two years, and it’s filled with a collection of family heirlooms: art from Terrence’s parents’ gallery, Rebecca’s concert pianist-mother’s piano. She says, “It houses all my favorite things.”