Atrium Gallery@ One Capitol Hill
The Diversity Exhibits are part of an ongoing partnership between Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, (RISCA), The RI Dept of Human Resources Department of Outreach and Diversity, and the Rhode Island Governor’s Office. Since 2009, 4 new exhibits have been added to the Diversity Exhibits: The State Youth Art Exhibit, the State Asian Art Exhibit, the State Diversity Exhibit, & the State Native American Art Exhibit. These exhibits complement the very popular State Latin American Art Exhibit and the State Black Art Exhibits.
Art Unites Communities Annual Traveling State Art Exhibits is a partnership with the Warwick Art Museum, The Attleboro Art Museum and the Courthouse Center for the Arts. These traveling exhibits have provided artists of color with exposure to other areas of the State and Region.
The New Visions/ New Curators Series, is program in which artists of color are given the opportunity to curate the Atrium Gallery season. This series encourages the development of new curators and gallery directors from communities of color. It provides mentorship for these artists in development of the theme, the mechanics of organizing an exhibit, & the placement & hanging of the show.
Regional exhibits include Celebrating Diversity, a regional diversity exhibit, at the Attleboro Art Museum in which 44 artists from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island participated. http://www.attleboroartsmuseum.org
International Artist and Cultural Exchange Program include a partnership with AS220 Artist in Residency and the Warwick Art Museum, Ibero-American Film Festival, and Gallery Z. Cuban Artist Reynier Ferrer, Sri Lankan artists; Chaminda Gamage & Amarajeewa, Dominican installation artist Julianny Ariza have been featured in the 2011 exhibits. http://www.warwickmuseum.org/ & http://www.watsoninstitute.org/clacs/
For further information contact:
Elena Calderon Patino
Community Arts Program Director
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02908
Telephone: (401) 222- 6996
Fax: (401) 222-3018