Current Gallery Exhibit
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture partners with art, culture groups to present
Exhibit, November 1-26, 2010
Gallery Night Reception and Performances - November 18, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Community Forum ON RACE AND RACISM - November 20, 3:00 pm.
In support of the ongoing University of Rhode Island’s Honors Colloquium RACE, the URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program with The International Gallery of Heritage and Culture, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts have combined efforts to explore race and racism as experienced by members of the Rhode Island community.
Activities during November include an art exhibition, music, dance, storytelling, a play on gallery night, and a community forum. All events, free and open to the public, will be held at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington St., Providence.
REPRESENTING RACE Exhibition
More than 150 pieces of art in all media by professional community artists of diverse races and ethnicities share the visual narrative of their experiences with representation and misrepresentation, their treatment and mistreatment based on perceptions of race and racism in the exhibition, REPRESENTING RACE. The exhibit, which runs from Nov. 1 to 26 explores the construction of race and racism through stereotypes and misinterpretations of cultural differences. The works will be on display at the URI Providence Campus 1st and 2nd floor lobby Gallery.
Art groups featured in the exhibit are works by Central Falls high School Students, Youth In Action from Rhode Island For Community and Justice, and work from the Rhode Island Holocaust Museum Collection. Individuals artist displaying works are Pablo Alvarez, Alfonso Acevedo, Nora Almond, Sharon Armour, Rebecca Flores Armado, Astrid, Elizabeth Berroa, Tallibah Cabral, Carlos Cabral, Jenny Cabreja, Grosewon Casey, Priscilla Carrion, Nilton Cardenas, Pamela Council, Gigi Colson Desaulniers, David Delanos, Tamara Diaz, Felix Diclo, Kim Ellery, Shaynah Ferreira, Ana Flores, George Garcia, Stephen P. Gross, Benny Harris, Francisco Hernandez, Lee Johnson, Aaliyah Jones, Evangelista Jimenez, Victor Justo, Joe Bun Keo, Elena Krajeski, Stephen Koharian, Nixon Leger, Sabrerah Malik, Cindy Taylor Meeks, Titilola O. Martins, Ona Moniz-Johns, Donna Mitchell, Kendall Moore, James Montford, Munir Mohammed, Arides Pichardo, Angel Quinonez, Lincoln Read, Hannah Resseger, Amy Jean Romero, Basma Samira, Carol Scavotto, Jade Sisti, Kathleen Sonier, Dawn Speares, Simone Spruce Torres, Anthony Tomaselli, Sidney Tillet, Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer, Marsha Wiencke, and Sandra Yeghian.
The Gallery Night Reception on Nov. 18 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. will highlight local ethnic musical groups and ethnic foods. The Community Folk Artists/Performers begin at 5:00pm in the URI Providence Campus Gallery with stories by foremost storyteller Valerie Tutson. A play, Tiger, Tiger, will be presented by AWARE, Johnson and Wales University students who are also Hmong refugees. Other entertainment includes: Music on Sitar by Momin Malik, and a world dance by Human Creativity from Central Falls High School.
1st and 2nd floor Lobby Gallery
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