KINGSTON, R.I. -- September 30, 2003 -- Visitors to the University of Rhode Islands Feinstein Providence Campus gallery will be able to browse the exhibit, "Globalization: Picturing Providence," from Oct. 1 through 31.
Curated by artist-in-residence Steve Pennell, the exhibit is part of the semester-long URI Honors Colloquium: The Futures of Globalization. Like all colloquium programs, the exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 80 Washington St., Providence, and is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"The exhibit will explore the stories of many people who live in Rhode Island, but have come here from other lands especially Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Latino community." Pennell said. The display features cultural artifacts, original artwork and photographs of the people and their homelands. Pennell hopes to delve into the reasons why these individuals left their homes, how they came here and their reception upon arrival.
The exhibit will be part of Providences monthly Gallery Night on Oct. 16. Pennell will be available that night from 5 to 9 to answer questions concerning the various works.
Pennell has been the artist-in-residence at the URI Providence Campus for the last seven years, and has focused on raising social issues such as domestic violence and homelessness awareness and celebrating diversity. By and large, Pennells work as a theater director, writer and visual artist is centered on education and social consciousness raising.
Please visit www.uri.edu/hc for the most current colloquium information and a complete schedule of events and directions, or contact the URI Honors Center at 401-874-2381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programs major sponsors are: URI Honors Program and Presidents Office, The Providence Journal, Fidelity Investments, URI Foundation, URI College of Arts and Sciences and the URI College of Business Administration.
Other sponsors are URIs Office of Student Affairs, Alumni Association, Multicultural Center and College of Pharmacy.