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State Arts Council Presents Asian Art Exhibit at Atrium Gallery

WHAT: Asian Art Exhibit An exhibit featuring the works of artists from Khamera Sovann Heng, Jennifer Leo, Jyotsna Mokashi, Danny Ong, Mahendar Paul,Patcharee Phomsouvannady, Matthew Phou, Bountheng Tanakhone (B.T.), and Cia Y. Xiong.

WHEN: Exhibition Dates: June 9 through June 18, 2014

WHERE: Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill, William Powers Administration Building, One Capitol Hill, Providence

RECEPTION: June 20, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm Brief speaking program, music by DJ Selphysh, and Performances

The Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill in Providence in partnership with the RI State Council on the Arts, the Office of the Governor, the Office of Diversity, and the Laotian Community Center of Rhode Island (LCC) are proud to present the Asian Art Exhibit curated by Silaphone Nhongvongsouthy. This is part of the "New Visions/New Curator" series, which honors the artists and the curator of the diverse Asian Community, which have a significant impact throughout RI, and celebrates the accomplishments by spotlighting the wide range of artistic talents.

Over 20 works on display demonstrate a breadth of style and images; art that is as varied in method, medium, and expression as the life experiences of the individual artists. The artworks demonstrate a rich and diverse backdrop for their passion for creating art

At the reception, performances will be by Prafulla's Academy of Dance and Music, Hmong Dance Group, Silent Grace, and the Bollywood Team from the Indian Association of Rhode Island.

The curator, Silaphone Nhongvongsouthy, is the President of the Laotion Community Center of RI. She states "I am very passionate about raising awareness and promoting Asian talent, arts, education and culture. It's wonderful that RISCA gives opportunities for local Asian artists to showcase their creative work through public spaces such as the Atrium Gallery".

About the "New Visions/New Curator" series The Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill encourages the development of new curators and gallery directors from diverse communities. With the "New Visions/New Curator Series", mentorship and opportunities are provided to artists of color who want to curate an exhibit at the Atrium Gallery. For directions to the gallery go to:

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. For additional information, please contact Elena Calderon Patino, Director of Community Art Program, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts at (401) 222 6996 or

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  • Release date: 06-18-2014

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