The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that artists have been selected for the 2015 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 Ben Wohlberg, Aleksander Baba-Vulic, Neal Personeus and Chris Young. Artists will be featured in quarterly solo exhibitions.
GREEN SPACE will present the work of Anastasia Azure, Carolina Arentsen, Nayoung Jeong, Aartie Kathuria, Cate Brown, Alexander Nesbit, Kathy Hodge, Karen Roarke and Nicholas McKnight.
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 Grade Luddy, Robert Newhouse, Ana Flores and Neil Lang. Work for GREEN SPACE was selected by Touba Ghadessi, Erik Gould and Lynne Harlow. RISCA would like to thank all of the panelists for volunteering their time to review and select the work.
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 as well as state and local press, including the Block Island Times and The Providence Journal. 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.