GREEN SPACE Gallery features works of RI artists Meris Barreto, Jessica Hines and Kelsey Miller

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 winter exhibit featuring works by Meris Barreto, Jessica Hines and Kelsey Miller. Exhibit runs through mid-May.

Meris Barreto lives and works in Providence and is a graduate of RISD. Her work engages ideas and materials that seem inherently opposite in nature and are stripped to their basic elements. It is multidisciplinary, combining aspects of sculpture, painting and writing. Ceramics with paper, bronze with stone, glass with metal, and visual with verbal are dualities that are often paired in single works. Learn more, click here.

Jessica Hines is a Rhode Island native and graduate of RISD. She taught art to students in grades pre-K through eight for 23 years in Catholic Schools, and currently teaches both children and adults at her studio Artful Expressions in Warwick. Jess currently lives in West Warwick. Learn more, click here.

Kelsey Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Antigua and Barbuda, West Indies, and is now based in Portsmouth. Her work is guided by everyday cycles—the rapid pace of news and weather, the slow build of archives and observations—toward an iterative practice of recording, altering, accumulating, and distributing that manifests in prints and large-scale installations. Kelsey currently lives in Portsmouth. Learn more, click here.

“RISCA is thrilled to be highlighting three exceptional RI artists at this gallery, which provides travelers coming and going to our state a vision of the creativity here,” Faye Zuckerman, spokesperson for RISCA, said. “It’s a treat for first time visitors and residents to discover RI’s thriving and diverse arts community.”

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

To learn more about the airport galleries, click here.