The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill encourages the development of new curators and gallery directors from diverse communities. With the New Visions/New Curators Series, mentorship and opportunities are provided to artists of color who want to curate an exhibit at the Atrium Gallery.
Curators have included:
Donna Marie Bruton
Monique Rolle Johnson
Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo
Debbie Spears Moorehead
Since 2009, various new exhibits and programs have been created. These include the first State Diversity Art Exhibit, the State Native American art exhibit, the State Asian art exhibit and the Youth art Exhibit, these exhibits provided an opportunity for artists of communities of color to showcase their work and for communities to interact and provide needed relationship building and organic partnership to develop.
The initiation of the Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibits Program, 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 originate at the Atrium Gallery and the travel to these sites to showcase the work of diverse artists to other cities of RI and New England. In 2010, the expanded Atrium Gallery Celebrating Diversity art exhibit traveled to the Attleboro Art Museum and grew to include 44 artists from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York.
The Warwick Art Museum hosted several Atrium Gallery Traveling exhibits including the Black Art exhibit, the Asian Exhibit and two Diversity exhibits. For more information on the Warwick Art Museum please visit http://warwickmuseum.org/
For more information on the Attleboro Art Museum please visit http://attleboroartsmuseum.org/
The International artist and cultural Exchange Program is a partnership between Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)’s Atrium Gallery and AS220 Artist in Residency program, The Warwick Art Museum, Providence Community Library, Brown University’s Watson Institute’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The Ibero-American Film festival and Gallery Z. Some of the international artists that have been part of the program include Cuban abstract visual artist Reynier Ferrer, Fiber Artist Julianny Ariza, Sri Lankan installation artists Chaminda Gamage, T. P. G. Amarajeewa and recently Ecuadorian artist IIldefonso Franco.
The partnership included community workshops, artist talks, film screenings, panel discussions and exhibits at the Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill, at the Warwick Art Museum, the Attleboro Art Museum and the Newport Art Museum.
These series of events bring together art, film, and literature, a celebration of Inter-Cultural Art in multi- disciplinary forms to several venues around Rhode Island.
For more information on the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, please contact:
Elena Calderón Patiño, Community Arts Program Director
Phone: (401) 222-6996