Providence's Community Gallery announces new exhibit
Mayor Elorza’s Community Gallery Welcomes an Exhibition by RHD-RI Artists
On View: February 24th – March 31st, 2016
Reception: March 8th, 2pm – 4pm
Providence – City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI) invite you to visit Mayor Elorza’s Community Gallery for its newest exhibition Birds of a Feather. The exhibit is on view in the Community Gallery at Providence City Hall, Room 203, from February 24th – March 31st, 2016. A reception will be held on March 8th from 2pm – 4pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
For the past two years, RHD artists have been sketching birds with instructor Amy Rostkowski at Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature Lab. In 2016, RHD programs in Rhode Island & Massachusetts will be collaborating on a bird themed art project that will “migrate” to each of the states. Featured in Mayor Elorza’s Community Gallery are some dynamic examples of the artwork that will be flying south (and north) in the coming months.
About RHD-RI: Founded in 2004, Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI) is a non-profit arts-based studio program that serves adults with a range of disabilities. They provide opportunities for people to create, express, discover and have fun. They believe the people they support possess their own unique artistic vision. Their purpose is to find the means to turn that vision into reality and, ultimately, to share it with the rest of the world. Their daily philosophy is centered upon the concept of freedom and the personal responsibility that comes with it. http://rhd.org/
Mayor Elorza’s Community Gallery is a space within City Hall dedicated to Providence community groups and nonprofit organizations using arts and cultural programming as a an expression of their core values. Mayor Elorza’s Community Gallery will showcase artwork created as a way to deepen the public’s understanding of important social issues and as expressions of community healing as well as works created by students of all ages. https://www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/gallery-at-city-hall
Mayor Elorza’s Community Gallery is open to the public during City Hall business hours: weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm. The Community Gallery is located at 25 Dorrance Street, Tax Collector’s Office (Room 203), Providence, RI 02903.
(release from City of Providence)