What Rhode Island art collection includes the work of:
• a) An artist whose work was featured in the Whitney Biennial, the famous Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, and Documenta in Kassel, Germany?
• b) An artist who is working on a commission for the new World Trade Center?
• c) An internationally known artist whose work was featured on the cover of the March, 2003 Sculpture Magazine?
• d) An artist who worked with IM Pei on the National Gallery in Washington, DC?
• e) Two artists who have won the prestigious Pell Award?
• f) A RI artist who has sold work to over 69 prestigious collections including the Renwick Museum, the Phillip Morris Collection in NY, and the LA County Museum of Art?
• g) An artist whose sound installations have been heard in Paris, at the Venice Biennale and in New York’s Central Park?
• h) An artist whose work has been featured in Art In America, Sculpture Magazine, and the New York Times?
• i) An artist who received a Massachusetts State Senate “Omical Citation for Cultural Excellence”?
(see answers below)
All of the artists described above have been commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts 1% For Art Program. RISCA and the RI chapter of the American Institute of Architects are pleased to announce “Public Art In Public Buildings”, an exhibit featuring work from the collection.
“People don’t realize that RISCA’s panels of selection have a terrific track record of commissioning artists who go on to much greater prominence” said Elizabeth Keithline, manager of the program. “We are pleased to be able to educate the public about the State’s excellent collection”.
Public Art In Public Buildings opens on Gallery Night, Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 to 8:30 in the AIA/RI Gallery, 158 Washington Street, Providence.
A panel discussion on the public art commission process will take place on Tuesday, October 26, at 6:00 pm. The gallery will be open on Fridays from 8:00 to 4:00 or by appointment.
For more information, contact Keithline at Elizabeth@arts.ri.gov, or call 222-3882.
AIA Rhode Island, the Rhode Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is an organization of architectural design professionals dedicated to enhancing the quality of our built environment, and thereby the quality of life. The Chapter endeavors to bring together and serve all who are interested in the art and science of architecture. AIAri aspires to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of the architectural profession, expand the knowledge of all participating in the architectural process and improve the quality of services provided by architectural professionals.
Established in 1967, the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community.
Answer Key: a) Steven Antonakos, b) James Carpenter, c) Ursula von Rydingsvard, d) John Benson, e) Howard BenTre & Peter Geisser, f) Howard BenTre, g) Bill Fontana, h) Bill FitzGibbons, i) Napoleon Jones-Henderson