Ruth Dealy's gallery talk was in conjunction with her solo exhibition of recent work at the URI Main Gallery. Dealy is a graduate from RISD and winner of several RISCA fellowships and the Pell award for Excellence in the Arts. Her work appeared on the DVD Networks 2008. She writes, "My work falls in two main groups, portraits and landscapes. Both are constants, altered by time, light and season. I try to paint directly from my eye to my hand, without the shadow of opinion falling between."