Works by Pamela Grills at Block Island Airport

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is pleased to announce the installation of an art exhibition at the Block Island Airport Gallery. Works by Pamela Grills will be shown through October 2, 2019. The Block Island Airport Gallery is a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, promoting outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The gallery presents art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Painter Grills presents her vision of floral and ocean motif acrylics selected to celebrate her relocation to her home state of Rhode Island. The show, titled “Homecoming”, features the graceful beauty of the resilient hydrangea and the raw force of our oceans. Weekapaug and Misquamicut Beach area are included in this collection and are often subjects of her work.

Grills attended Reading University in the UK, graduated from Rhode Island College with a degree in English and Elementary Education and studied graphic design and printing at Hall Institute of Technology. Her work has been featured in SO Rhode Island Magazine, The Chariho Times, and The Westerly Sun.

Exhibitors for the Block Island Airport Gallery were chosen by Lisa Robb, public school arts educator. The Block Island Airport Galleries are funded through Rhode Island’s Percent for Art law.

About RISCA:

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About RIAC:

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green and Block Island airports.

Unpolished Legacies, Arts and Conversations responding to RISD Museum’s Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970

Unpolished Legacies is a series of collective actions to document and showcase local artists, writers, environmental scientists, educators and historians responding to the Gorham Company and the rippling effects of its business practices and cultural influence. These actions will include a zine comprised of written and graphic contributions, a two-week pop-up exhibition, two facilitated conversations on environment and labor class and culture, a website housing video and audio work and an outdoor performance. Together, these events seek to contextualize Gorham’s presence in the community and to ponder lessons to be learned from its history.

Your Comprehensive Guide to Rhode Island Holiday Art Sales and Markets – 2018 Edition

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Winter Art Markets and Sales are a great way to get friends and family unique gifts for the holiday season, while supporting local artists. Fortunately, Rhode Island has many art sales happening not only throughout the holiday season, but throughout the state! Check out this consolidated list of art sales, organized (more or less) by week. Where provided, there are links to further details about the events.

Want to see your event listed? Email Todd Trebour, Organizations Program Director, at todd.trebour@arts.ri.gov by Friday, November 30. Please provide the information in the format listed. Be sure to include a link to a page with further details if you have one.

Before December 1:

December 1 – December 9:

December 10 – December 16:

December 17 – December 23:

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