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MEDIA ADVISORY: State Arts Council Presents Exhibit of Art from Argentina and Latin America

WHAT: Annual State Art Exhibit, Asociación de Argentina de Rhode Island and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Presents:


WHEN: December 15th - January 15th, 2015

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

Reception: Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 - 6:00pm 8:30pm Brief speaking program and performances by Providence Tango dancers, Leslie Killgore & Steven Spura, Shey Rivera Rios, and Marleny Luna.

In 2015, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)'s Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill will be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the New Visions/New Curator Series.

The New Visions/New Curators 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.

Curators have included

Analia Alcolea Tony Artisy Silaphone Nhongvongsouthy Kameko Branchaud Donna Marie Bruton Jiyoung Chung Robert Dilworth Monique Rolle Johnson Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo Victor Mendoza Debbie Spears Moorehead Thailet Saengaloun Cynthia Scott Balam Soto Dawn Spears Loren Spears

This exhibit honors the Artists of the Argentinian and Latin American Community, which have a significant impact throughout RI, and celebrates the accomplishments by spotlighting the artistic talents of adult RI artists from a with a wide range of diverse communities.

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 5th year of the RISCA's New Visions/New Curator Series at the Atrium Gallery with a wonderful exhibit of Argentinian and Latin American Artists curated by Analia Alcolea. We hope to continue to provide opportunities to curate and showcase the artwork of artists from culturally specific communities in Rhode Island Elena Calderón-Patiño, Director, Community Arts Program

Every single piece of artwork is the deepest treasure of this minimum space that we all share with the most enormous sense of existence. There is nothing more moving than a human being showing their feelings through artistic expression, nothing more vulnerable, nothing more delicate, nothing more valuable. And when that happens nothing is better than to share it and be surrounded by friends that care and understand how the love for our mother land runs deep and strong through our veines. I'm humbled and so, so proud to share this experience with all of you, our friends from LATIN AMERICA. Analia Alcolea, President, Asociación de Argentina de RI

The over 20 artworks on display demonstrate a breadth of style and images - art that is as varied in method and expression as the life experiences of the individual artists; artworks demonstrating a rich and diverse backdrop of artists from all over Argentina and Latin America.

This exhibit is produced by RISCA, The office of the Governor and the Office of Diversity,

For directions to the gallery go to:

About The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill

The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill was developed to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with several State Agencies & Organizations. The art gallery enhances Capitol Hill as a destination point for visitors, as well as for the many people who visit Administration offices or attend conferences at One Capitol Hill. It also enriches the work environment for the hundreds of state workers who spend their workdays in the building.

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

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.

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  • Release date: 01-06-2015

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