The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that artists have been selected for the 2016 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery on Block Island and GREEN SPACE at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.
The Block Island Airport Gallery will present works by Richard Harrington, May Babcock, David Zapatka and Liliya Kryz. Artists will be featured in four solo exhibitions.
GREEN SPACE will present the work of Robert Dilworth, Nina Ruelle, David Barnes, Saberah Malik, Dan Talbot, Barbara Owen, Michael Lyons, Joanne Luongo and Ernest Jolicoeur.
The Airport Galleries collectively received more than 100 applications from artists. Work for each location was chosen by a panel of artists, art professionals and community members. Art for the Block Island Airport Gallery was selected by Ben Wohlberg, Lisa Starr and Carolina Arentsen. Work for GREEN SPACE was selected by Peter Geisser, Karen Harris and Hollis Mickey.
The Airport Galleries, a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, promote outstanding work of notable Rhode Island artists in exhibitions throughout the year. Artwork is selected on a yearly basis; announcement of the Call to Artists is posted on the RISCA website, RISCA Facebook page, as well as through state and local press and the RISCA newsletter. To view current artist opportunities, please visit RISCA's web blog at http://www.arts.ri.gov.
About RISCA: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.
About RIAC: The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and Block Island Airport and other general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green Airport.