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.

Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill traveling exhibit celebrate first juried Native American artist exhibit

Warwick Center for the Arts, Tomaquag Museum and RISCA’s Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibits joined forces for a new exhibit of Native American artists called Resilience. The show will be on display at the Warwick Center for the Arts 0n Post Road, from July 31 to Sept. 4.

The exhibit was curated by Angel Beth Smith. Exhibiting artists are Lisa Aquino, Nkéke Waupianoohom Harris, Sherenté Harris, Nayana LaFond, Silvermoon LaRose, Heebe Tee Lee, Julia Marden, Lynsea Montanari, Deborah Spears Moorehead, Canden Robinson, Angel Beth Smith, Lorén Spears, Robin Spears, Weeko Thompson, Brooke Waldron and Toni Weeden.

The State Native American Art Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill has been celebrated since 2012, and holds the distinction of being the first regional and state art exhibit for Native American art. The exhibition features work from the Native community that represents a traditional and contemporary approach to Native American art in a variety of media. The mission of the Native American Art Exhibit is to sustain the culture of the Eastern Woodland Indigenous People, and allow every story to be told and heard. Their traditions, both old and new, evoke a story of cultural preservation.

The initiation of the Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibits, in partnership with Warwick Art Museum, Attleboro Art Museum, and the Courthouse Center for the Arts, has grown to include the Newport Art Museum. These exhibits, through travel, highlight the work of diverse artists, and gain attention when visiting other Rhode Island and New England cities. 

Click here to learn more about the exhibit in Warwick.