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Artist: Sheila Levrant de BrettevilleHendrikus Van Assen
Location: Department of Labor and Training
Installation Date: September 1, 2000

Summary: This installation is comprised of eight engraved concrete chair-like structures and one star shaped engraved concrete table-like piece with movable parts.

Neon for Providence

Artist: Stephen Antonakos, NY
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
Installation Date: January 1, 1996

Summary: This piece is composed of neon tube lights mounted on metal.

Procession of the Ancient Ones

Artist: Napoleon Jones-Henderson
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
Installation Date: January 1, 1996

Summary: This piece is a painted tile mural located in the second floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Fresnel Ring

Artist: James Carpenter
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
Installation Date: January 1, 1996

Summary: This piece is composed of glass blades and wire and is suspended in the Rotunda Lobby of the Convention Center.

Twin Lanterns

Artist: Ben Phipps
Location: New Residence Hall, Rhode Island College
Installation Date: December 1, 2008

Summary: Twin Lanterns turns both stairwells of the residence hall into giant optical lanterns by encapsulating them with optical filters and lighting the void from within.

Natural Song Lines

Artist: Bill Fontana
Location: Kent County Courthouse, Leighton Judicial Complex
Installation Date: December 1, 2007

Summary: A sound installation of Rhode Island bird songs.

Reflecting Pool

Artist: Kenneth Speiser
Location: University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute Visitors Center
Installation Date: October 1, 1997

Summary: Reflecting Pool is composed of metal and concrete circles inlaid in a gravel base.

Botanical Figures

Artist: Joe Kievitt
Location: Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal
Installation Date: December 1, 2006

Summary: This piece is composed of a glass tile mosaic influenced by Japanese prints and depicting the natural world.

Untitled - Nine Inscriptions

Artist: John Benson
Location: University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston Campus
Installation Date: September 1, 1994

Summary: Nine inscriptions carved by John Benson decorate the University Library in Kingston.

Bearing Figure

Artist: Howard Ben Tre
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
Installation Date: May 1, 1996

Summary: A bronze metal and green-tinted glass sculpture.

Rock-Island-Link

Artist: Leni Schwendinger
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, West Exchange Street Tunnel
Installation Date: April 1, 1996

Summary: Rock-Island-Link is composed of large scale reflective filament images made of vinyl reflector strips bolted to the wall of the West Exchange Street Tunnel.

Rhode Island Lights

Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
Installation Date: February 1, 1996

Summary: This installation is composed of neon lights mounted on metal on the exterior of the Rhode Island Convention Center parking garage.

Rhode Island Avenue

Artist: Joseph Norman
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
Installation Date: March 1, 1996

Summary: A large mural depicting Rhode Island monuments.

Untitled Felt Tapestries

Artist: Wendy Mueller
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
Installation Date: May 1, 1996

Summary: An installation of handmade felt tapestries.

Ceiling Installation

Artist: James Carpenter
Location: T. F. Green Airport
Installation Date: September 1, 1996

Summary: This piece is composed of glass blades and wire. It is suspended in the Main Lobby of the T.F. Green Airport.

Providence Quilts

Artist: Jim HirschfieldSonya Ishii
Location: T. F. Green Airport
Installation Date: May 1, 2004

Summary: Six, 16 foot by 24 foot metal mesh “quilts” that hang from and work in conjunction with the architectural screens of the parking garage.

Islands

Artist: Peter Stempel
Location: T. F. Green Airport
Installation Date: October 1, 2002

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Day To Day

Artist: Gillian Christy
Location: T. F. Green Airport
Installation Date: December 15, 2008

Summary: Day To Day is made of steel, bronze, and gold leaf and measures 24" X 48" X 10.

Metamorphosis

Artist: Jonathan Bonner
Location: Rhode Island College
Installation Date: September 1, 2000

Summary: Five granite ellipsoid forms are installed in a curved line 200’ long connecting an inner courtyard to a great lawn.

Airship

Artist: George PetersMelanie Walker
Location: Community College of Rhode Island, Newport Campus
Installation Date: March 1, 2006

Summary: Airship is designed to resemble an abstract sailing vessel, and is permanently suspended from the ceiling of the educational complex's focal point -- its airy glass-enclosed atrium.

Time Wave

Artist: Robert Ellison
Location: Shepard Building, University of Rhode Island
Installation Date: April 1, 1998

Summary: A contemporary counterpart to the historical Shepard Clock.

Interval

Artist: Barbara Cooper
Location: T.F. Green Airport
Installation Date: November 1, 2009

Summary: Interval is 82' fired glass mural for the north bypass ramp of the TF Green Airport.

Liminal Lining

Artist: Susan Dory
Location: T.F. Green Airport
Installation Date: November 1, 2009

Summary: The brightly colored 82' mural is made of acrylic painted aluminum lozenges suspended on the walls and ceiling of the T.F. Green Airport.

Where Have We Come From? Who Are We? Where Are We

Artist: Peter GeisserMika SeegerStudent Inmates at the Rhode Island Training School
Location: Rhode Island Training School
Installation Date: October 1, 2009

Summary: The mural covers 8 sections of a main hallway, spanning over 80 feet of the Rhode Island Training School facility, which houses over 100 student inmates.

For Ursie A

Artist: Ursula Von Rydingsvard
Location: T.F. Green Airport
Installation Date: January 1, 1997

Summary: A bronze sculpture created by Ursula Von Rydingsvard as a commission for T.F. Green Airport.

Torsion III

Artist: Peter Diepenbrock
Location: Lippitt Hall, University of Rhode Island
Installation Date: September 1, 2010

Summary: Clad in bronze, Torsion III reaches 9x13 feet wide and 11 feet deep.

Summer

Artist: Paul Housberg
Location: Kent County Courthouse, Warwick, RI
Installation Date: October 1, 2010

Summary: Paul Housberg's glass panels at the Kent County Courthouse in Warwick reference the water and wetlands.

Monument To The Rhode Island State Police

Artist: Benjamin Victor
Location: State Police Headquarters, North Scituate, RI
Installation Date: November 1, 2010

Summary: Benjamin Victor's Monument to the Rhode Island State Police memorializes all state police, past and present.

Horizon Garden

Artist: Mikyoung Kim
Location: The Dunkin Donuts Center, Sabin Street, Providence, RI
Installation Date: November 1, 2010

Summary: Mikyoung Kim's Horizon Garden is installed at the southwest corner of the Dunkin Donuts Center, Sabin Street, Providence, RI.

Rhode Island School For the Deaf Murals

Artist: Peter Geisser
Location: RI School For the Deaf, Providence, RI
Installation Date: May 1, 2010

Summary: When the State of Rhode Island built a new School For the Deaf, the decision was made to use the Percent For Art public art funds to conserve and reinstall some of school's original murals in the new space. Pell Award winning arts educator Peter Geisser taught for 30 years at the school and originally made most of the murals with the students. He was on hand again to manage the reinstallation.

Schooling

Artist: Cliff Garten
Location: University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
Installation Date: June 1, 2011

Summary: Artist Cliff Garten created Schooling in close collaboration with the faculty of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. URI's GSO is known worldwide for it's excellent programs and Garten enjoyed learning more about the science behind the art.

In Passing

Artist: Erik Carlson
Location: Department of Motor Vehicles
Installation Date: May 1, 2012

Summary: In Passing is an interactive large-scale video installation that celebrates the unique movements and experiences of automobile travel, focusing a lens on the Rhode Island landscapes streaming past the car's side window.



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