GREEN SPACE Gallery features the works of 3 RI artists

GREEN SPACE Gallery at TF Green International Airport, a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), announced the opening of its summer exhibit featuring works by Kelley Donnelly, Frank Gasbarro and Bridget Snow. Exhibit runs through mid-September.

Kelley Donnelly,Newport,attended the Rhode Island School of Design, concentrating on graphic design, fine art and photography. Kelley is interested in capturing emotions and the energy that exists in daily life. It is a journey on both ends of the spectrum that is intended to allow the viewer to interpret their own experience.Learn more, click here.

Frank Gasbarro lives and works in Providence. He has been exhibiting his artwork since 1981. His process of creation in painting is deliberate by focusing on invention and deviation from the norm. Learn more, click here.

Bridget Snow,Warwick, makes paintings that are foremost a study of color. Observing from life allows for a greater breadth of identifiable color. Having studied at RISD with Sewell Sillman, a colleague of Josef Albers, was a pivotal point in Snow recognizing the power of color and its ability to manipulate perception. The paintings in this exhibit are part of an ongoing series, “To Seed.” Learn more, click here.

The 2022 exhibitors for the GREEN SPACE Gallery were chosen by panelists Darrell Matsumoto, Wakefield, Saman Sajasi, Providence, and Judith Tolnick Champa, Pawtucket.

Block Island Airport Gallery features the works of RI artist Lois Harada

The gallery at the Block Island Airport, a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), announced the opening of its summer exhibit featuring works by Lois Harada, of Providence.

Harada is an artist and printmaker working in Providence. She studied printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and settled in Rhode Island after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010.

She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally. Her work is included in private collections as well as the RISD Museum. She recently finished a seven-year term on the board of New Urban Arts, a nationally recognized free, arts drop-in program and is a member of the Art in City Life Commission serving the city of Providence. To read more, click here.

The 2022 exhibitors for the Block Island Gallery were chosen by panelists Darrell Matsumoto, Wakefield, Saman Sajasi, Providence, and Judith Tolnick Champa, Pawtucket.

Solo Exhibit Features Nixon Leger, 25 Years of Art from Haiti to the United States  at the State Art Gallery  

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Nixon Leger’s Solo Exhibit, Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill.

An exhibit featuring more than 25 years of captivating artwork created by Nixon Leger, is currently on display at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill on the main floor of the state’s Administration Building in Providence. This wide body of artwork was created based on the physical and metaphysical world as viewed by Nixon.

“My artwork from the early years is a quest of identity and creativity. This work is based on the philosophy, spirituality, physical and metaphysical world. Since I first began studying art, I have continued to search for unique ways to show my ideas. Through my artwork, I took the “Plantain Tree” from the physical world which I transformed into a metaphysic representation of the human body. My Art is a world of Adventure that I continue to explore.” – Nixon Leger

Exhibit Details:

What: Nixon Leger-25 Years of Art from Haiti to the United States
When: Exhibit is on display through June 8. Open to the public, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill is on the first floor of the state’s Administration Building in Providence.

Nixon Leger is an award-winning artist from Belle-Anse, Haiti. His work has been showcased in many art exhibits internationally. Nixon is a leader to the community; he spends quality time contributing with other organizations providing his expertise on fundraising activities. His presence in supporting the community was recognized and awarded twice by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), as well as other related fundraising events for Liberia and Haiti. Nixon shows that his artwork is a representation of Haitian Art mixed with other life concepts, rich with various styles, philosophy, and spirituality, while connecting to others worldwide.

The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill was developed to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with several state agencies and organizations. The art gallery enhances Capitol Hill as a destination point for visitors, as well as for the many people who visit Administration offices or attend conferences at One Capitol Hill. It also enriches the work environment for the hundreds of state workers who spend their workday in the building.