Current Gallery Exhibit and Events
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program presents
DISCOVERING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
September – November 2011
Rhode Island has one of the largest populations of people from the Dominican Republic living outside of their country and they also represent the largest group of Hispanic citizen’s in the state of Rhode Island. This exhibit is intended to share the culture the landscape and the history of the Dominican Republic and its people, and explore the challenges faced by those who emigrate to Rhode Island to both maintain their traditions and participate fully in their new homeland.
The touring exhibit from The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development* is a stunning photographic documentary collection created Anne Casale with educational information and resources. GFDD will also provide information about internships and educational partnerships for students to work and study in the Dominican Republic.
Providence Art Windows Exhibit at URI Providence Campus Library featuring Rhode Island community artists from the Dominican Republic including, Elizabeth Berroa, Luis Cereda, Felix Diclo, Francisco Hernandez, Evangelista Jimenez and Miguel Rosario.
The bilingual play with music and humor explores the challenges faced by families from the Dominican Republic coming to Rhode Island, trying to maintain their cultural traditions and values while embracing their new home. **The October 21 performance followed by a special symposium and a Q&A.
For information contact Steven Pennell 401-277-5206, firstname.lastname@example.org
URI Providence Campus 1st & 2nd floor Lobby
Hours: M-TH 9-9, F&S 9-5 closed Sunday and holidays
For information call Steven Pennell at 401-277-5206, email@example.com
*GFDD is sister organization in the US of Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) headquartered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. with the purpose of raising and widening the international visibility and strengthening collaboration and exchange with US institutions to contribute to the social, economic and democratic development of the country and the region, by promoting international collaboration and exchange to raise the level of public debate, encourage better informed public opinion, train greater numbers of qualified human resources and achieve sounder public policies.GFDD raises awareness and understanding of crucial issues by conducting strategic research and producing analyses to strengthen policy development. The Foundation provides educational and training programs and exchange opportunities in an effort to promote social, economic and democratic progress within the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean and Latin America. GFDD’s mission is to develop alliances with international partners to formulate and implement initiatives that promote sustainable social, economic and democratic development in the Dominican Republic and Latin America. GFDD develops, builds and reinforces collaboration and exchange between institutions and the Dominican general public, the Dominican Diaspora and the international community.