At the Atrium Gallery: 2019 State Latin American Art Exhibit

The 2019 State Latin American Art Exhibit will be display at the Atrium Gallery from August 19th through October 25th, 2019. This exhibit will celebrate Latin American women artists for the first time at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill. The gallery will showcase the strength, encouragement, beauty and inspiration of Latin American women in the visual fine arts.

Works on display include: Carolina Arentsen’s collages featuring “Onna-Bugeisha” (female Japanese Samurai), Carolina Briones’ oil paintings depicting “Esperanza” (hope) and dreams, Tamara Diaz stylized acrylic paintings of women “El Consejo” and “Unhuman”, Ysanel’s vibrant “I Scream”, Maritza D’Aloisio’s and Patricia Gamez’ delicate flowers, Roxaneth Espinosa’s portrait of “Teisha”, Rebecca Flores’ series of self-portraits entitled “Unthinkable Road”. The gallery additionally features sculptural work from Liliana Fijman consisting of mixed media highlighting women’s feet and the stories they tell, along with Lydia Perez’ and Yidell Rivera’s carved cedarwood painted religious figures.

A Gallery Night reception will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-8:30pm, including poetry by Sussy Santana, dance performances by Lydia Perez, Colombian American Cultural Society Youth Dance Group and a performance by ECAS Theater during the event. The State-run gallery is located at One Capitol Hill, State’s main administration building on Smith Street in Providence, RI.

The Atrium Gallery was developed by RISCA to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with community artists and art organizations from across the state. The contemporary gallery frequently showcases artwork from a variety of diverse groups including African, Asian, Latin America, and the Native American community among others.

Featured image by Rebecca Flores

2019 RI State Asian Art Exhibit opens May 16

Call to Artists for the 2019 State Asian Art Exhibit

RISCA is pleased to announce the 2019 State Asian Art Exhibit co-presented by the India Association of Rhode Island and the Hmong United Association of Rhode Island. The Atrium Gallery was developed to exhibit the work of public artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with community artists and arts organizations from across the state. The Atrium showcases artwork from a variety of groups from diverse communities. We are pleased to showcase the talent of various artists at the Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill.

These exhibits and receptions have become an important and anticipated event for everyone, as they provide a wonderful venue for a greater appreciation of the artistic talent from various communities.

If you are an artist interested in showing your work,  please send images of artwork and the label information to diversityartexhibit@gmail.com on or before Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.

Drop off /Installation: Monday, May 6th, 2019 9:00-10:00am
Pick Up: Monday, August 5th, 2019 9:00-10:00am
Gallery Night Reception: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 6:00-8:30pm
Location: William E. Powers Administration Building
One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908

For more information please contact:

Elena Calderón-Patiño
Director, Community Arts Program
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov
Phone: (401) 222-6996 Web: www.arts.ri.gov