State Government Press Releases

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04/08/2014
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by Linnea Toney Leeming will be held from April 7, 2014 through July 7, 2014 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island...
04/07/2014
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced today that Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has selected Rhode Island artist Julie Gearan to create his official portrait. Gearan, of Providence, was chosen from among 124 artists who applied late last year as part of a national search conducted by...
02/20/2014
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts presents 25 of the State's Finest Artists at the 10th Annual RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Friday, February 21 through Friday, March 28, 2014. The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is an annual event that showcases works by Rhode Island artists who have been...
01/15/2014
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that two new art exhibitions are opening at the state's airports. The Block Island Airport Gallery will present works by Barbara L. Green from January 17 through April 1, 2014 while GREEN SPACE at T.F. Green Airport will present...
01/15/2014
AS220 Youth and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts are collaborating once again to present the Annual Youth State Art Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, a gallery space managed by the State Arts Council and located in the state's main administration building. The show...
01/15/2014
No matter how you feel about what is contained in the recently-proposed state budget, practically everyone agrees that the document itself looks terrific. That's because this year's budget contains cover art by Rhode Island artist John Pitocco of Chepacet, part of an annual collaboration...
12/09/2013
The artistic talents of state employees are on display at the fifteenth annual State Employees Art Show, an exhibit of art work by current and retired Rhode Island state employees, on display now through January 9, 2014 at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, a gallery space managed by the...
11/20/2013
STATE ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE FOR RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE State House Concerts to Feature 3,000 Student Musicians from 45 Schools [NOTE: a list of concerts by city/town can be found below. A copy of the 2013 holiday concert flyer is attached] The...
10/29/2013
Providence, RI - Join the City of Providence's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, RI Citizens for the Arts, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH), and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) for a special Arts and Humanities Pecha Kucha Night at the Comedy Connection in...
10/02/2013
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the appointment of Lauren Faria as the new Director of its Grants to Organizations Program and Grants Manager. Faria, a resident of Providence, will manage the Council's programs and services for arts and non-profit organizations,...