Artist Fu’una’s artwork to be on display at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, Jan. 27-April 5

Opening reception is on Thursday, March. 2, at 5 p.m.

Art works by Providence’s Fu’una (aka Kameko Branchaud) to be on display from Jan. 27 to April 5 at RISCA’s Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill on the main floor of the state’s Administration Building in Providence.

The opening reception in the gallery will be on Thursday, March 2 (snow date, March 9) at 5 p.m. It’s open to the public, and the exhibit is called 27,000 Miles.

“My intrigue for nature stems from my childhood,” Fu’una said. “The presence of animals in my life has had a particular impact on my sense of wonder.”

Woonsocket-born, Glocester-raised and Providence-based, artist Fu’una (aka Kameko Branchaud) has lived in five regions of America, but her roots are in Rhode Island. Best known for her poignancy and vibrant use of color, she uses creative methodologies to connect with her surroundings. She’s taken figure drawing lessons since the age of 16 and has a well-rounded studio background in painting, color theory and anatomical drawing.

Fu’una earned her master’s in Art and Design Education from RISD in 2014, and her bachelor’s in Art Education from Rhode Island College in 2013. Her portrait Masakåda received First Honorable Mention in the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative 2022 Foundation Show. In 2017 her mural So Pretty It Hurts won first place in Punto Urban Art Museum’s juried mural competition of 20 local artists. She is currently an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America.

Exhibit details

What:  27,000 Miles by Fu’una
When:  Jan. 27-April 5, and open to the public, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays
Where: The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill is on the first floor of the state administration building in Providence.     

Assets for Artists rolls out free winter workshops

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is mm-standard-logo-rectangle-red-1024x158.jpgAssets for Artists, a program of The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), announced its free winter workshops for Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts artists. The winter and spring workshops will be online.

Ever thought about founding an arts-based co-op?
Looking for ways to improve your online marketing?
Want to practice advocacy tools to protect yourself and your practice?

Assets for Artists has an exciting series of free online workshops for Rhode Island that answers the questions and more!

  • Financial Strategies for Artists w/ Amy Smith
    • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | 2 – 4 p.m. | For MA, RI & CT
  • The Basics of Instagram: Build a Following, Increase Engagement, and Understand Analytics w/ Francesca Olsen
    • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 2 – 4 p.m. | For MA, RI & CT
  • Photographing Your Artwork w/ Mercedes Jelinek
    • Tuesday, May 2, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | For MA, RI & CT

Click here to RSVP and read more.

State Arts Council puts out 2 Calls for Artists for RIC’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development

Applications close Feb. 6, 2023

Link to the plans

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has issued a call for two new public art commissions– an exterior work budgeted for $100,000 and an interior commission for $35,000. The artwork is for the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Horace Mann Hall, at Rhode Island College.

Through a competitive selection process, two artists or teams of artists will be chosen to create artwork that is welcoming, celebratory, inclusive and evokes learning, play, childhood, knowledge, intellectual growth, teaching and RIC’s diversity. There is no fee to apply; the deadline for the calls is Feb. 6.

During 2022, Horace Mann Hall, a 46,000-square-foot building and home to the School of Education, received a major makeover. The building’s three-story tower has been renovated to include six classrooms, three new seminar rooms and a reconfigured computer lab. It houses the departments of Elementary Education, Special Education and Educational Studies.

Click here to learn more about the Calls.

“From our classrooms to our galleries to our public spaces, art has an important and enriching presence on our campus. This new work of art will be the signature element of a modernized, reimagined Horace Mann Hall and will serve as an inspiration to all who teach and learn there.”


“We are proud to once again partner with Rhode Island College to enhance the campus with public art. Horace Mann Hall will be the epicenter of education for Rhode Island’s aspiring teachers. We are excited that these projects will be part of this important renovation.”


Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 5,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Established in 1854, we are Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education. The college is located on a beautiful 180-acre suburban campus in the vibrant city of Providence, and has satellite locations at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence’s Innovation District and the Rhode Island College Workforce Development Hub in Central Falls, RI. We are known throughout the Northeast for high-quality academic programs, small class sizes, personalized, hands-on learning experiences, world-class faculty, and high value compared to other four-year institutions.