The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is pleased to announce the installation of an art exhibition at the Block Island Airport Gallery. Works by Pamela Grills will be shown through October 2, 2019. The Block Island Airport Gallery is a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, promoting outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The gallery presents art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.
Painter Grills presents her vision of floral and ocean motif acrylics selected to celebrate her relocation to her home state of Rhode Island. The show, titled “Homecoming”, features the graceful beauty of the resilient hydrangea and the raw force of our oceans. Weekapaug and Misquamicut Beach area are included in this collection and are often subjects of her work.
Grills attended Reading University in the UK, graduated from Rhode Island College with a degree in English and Elementary Education and studied graphic design and printing at Hall Institute of Technology. Her work has been featured in SO Rhode Island Magazine, The Chariho Times, and The Westerly Sun.
Exhibitors for the Block Island Airport Gallery were chosen by Lisa Robb, public school arts educator. The Block Island Airport Galleries are funded through Rhode Island’s Percent for Art law.
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green and Block Island airports.