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URI Feinstein Providence Campus to highlight arts education with works from all three state schools

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- June 15, 2005 -- The University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus gallery is highlighting "The State, the Art in Rhode Island." The exhibit features works of more than 80 students, alumni and retired faculty from all of the state's public institutions of higher education -- URI, RIC and CCRI.

The exhibit illustrates the quality and diversity of arts education at each of the schools. It runs through June 30, 2005, with a reception on Thursday, June 16th, 5-9 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit takes place on the first and second-floor lobbies at 80 Washington St., Providence. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibit includes costuming and scenic design, sculpture, pottery and ceramics, drawing, fabric art, painting, photography, mixed media and assemblage.

For more information contact Steven Pennell at 277-5206.

Photo Caption:
At URI's Providence Campus: Hajarat, pencil on Bristol drawing paper by Jim Kirby. One of more than 80 works now on display at URI's Providence Campus.

URI Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington Street, Providence
Through June 30, 2004

Works by faculty, staff, alumni and student artists from The University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island. The URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery is located in the first and second floor lobbies at 80 Washington St. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information call 277-5206.

Artists from the metro areas include: John Campopiano (deceased RIC alumnus), Carla Goncalves (URI student), Jason Mayoh (RIC student), Anthony Tomaselli (RIC alumnus), and Marcia Zammarelli (RIC staff, alumna) all of Cranston; Christine Morais (RIC student) of East Providence; Peter Lemieux (RIC student) of Pawtucket; Fadha Al-Meshan (URI student), Samuel Ames (RIC student), Marlene Britto (URI student), Philip Brose (URI alumnus), Mike Bryce (CCRI faculty), Charlotte Dunning Burgess (RIC alumna & faculty), Jill Cook (RIC student), Christopher Couchen (URI student), Lawrence Cromwell (CCRI faculty), David Howard (URI faculty), Ben Kaplin (RIC student), Jim Kirby (CCRI staff), Jay Lee (CCRI faculty), Francoise McAree (RIC faculty), Karen McHugh (URI alumna), Jenee Mateer (CCRI faculty), Sonja Ogando (URI alumnus), Brian O‚Malley (URI faculty & alumnus), Frank Piccirillo (RIC alumnus), Ligia Ramos (URI student), and Fredrick Tindall (RIC student) all of Providence; Jacqueline Sylvia (RIC student) and Elizabeth Tremblay (URI alumna) of Rumford.

Artists from the Newport County areas include: Sharon Sousa Mello (RIC alumna), and Deborah DeAngelo (URI student) of Bristol; David Robinson (URI alumnus), Jamestown; Sarina Wyant (URI staff), Newport.

Artists from the South County, West Bay areas include: Marjorie Ball (RIC alumna), Ashley Burton (URI student), and Sabra Malik (URI alumna) all of East Greenwich; Sylvia Krausse (URI faculty retired), Kingston; Steve Wood (URI faculty), Narragansett; Mathew D'Amico (URI student), North Kingstown; Ron Hutt (URI faculty), South Kingstown; Jared Dalton (URI student), Wakefield; Julia DelSesto (URI alumna); Megan E. Walser (URI alumna) both of Warwick; Antonio Carneiro (RIC alumnus), West Warwick; Lila Jarombek (RIC student), Ashaway; Alison DiPetrillo (URI student), Fred Meli (URI faculty & alumnus); Lynn Petronio (URI staff) and Suzanne Tierney (RIC alumna) all of Coventry; Gary Richman (URI faculty) of Exeter; Caitlin Magner (RIC student) of Hope Valley.

Artists from Northern Rhode Island include: Jason Cote (RIC student) Burriville; Francis Stanton (CCRI faculty), Cumberland; Astrid (URI faculty) Greenville; John Demelim (RIC faculty retired) of Johnston; Mary Ellen Benoit (URI alumna), Tom Morrissey (CCRI faculty), and Gerry Perrino (RIC alumnus), all of Lincoln; David Miller (URI faculty & alumnus) and Suzanne Paiver (RIC student) of Scituate; Eileen Namaka (CCRI faculty) of North Smithfield; Amie Hannon (RIC alumna) and Lauren Haskell (URI student) of Smithfield; Joshua Gravel (URI alumnus) of Woonsocket.

Out-of-state artists include: Henry Pinardi, Boston (RIC faculty retired); Lisa Russell, Boston (RIC student); Kevin Wolski, Wilbraham, Mass. (URI student); Harriet Brisson, Rehoboth, Mass. (RIC faculty retired); Sam Ames, originally, San Diego(RIC faculty); Lilian R. Engel, New York, N.Y. (RIC alumna); Lynn Horridge, (URI alumna), New York, N.Y.; Elizabeth Popiel , (RIC alumna), New York, N.Y.; Jacqueline Smith, Blue Point, NY (URI student); Sam Peck, North Carolina (URI alumnus).

Other artists include: Justyna Benton, (RIC and CCRI faculty); Deb Catley, (URI alumna); Ed Ferszt, (URI administrator); Beau J.W., (URI alumna); Mary Kasowski, (URI alumna); Rafael Mendez , (URI alumna); Ashley Williams, (URI alumna); Betty Young, (URI faculty).