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State Arts Council Presents First Annual Cape Verdean Art Exhibit

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, in cooperation with Virtual Cape Verde, announces the first annual Cape Verdean Art Exhibit in the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, the art gallery in the Powers Administration Building on State Street in Providence. The exhibit runs from June 13th -July 29th, with a reception scheduled on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

The theme of the exhibit is Cabo Verdean Morabeza: Dialogues in the Diaspora Exhibit. Morabeza is a concept, a lifestyle, a way of seeing and understanding things and life in the Cabo Verdean islands and the kind and gentle spirit it embodies. Cabo Verdean Morabeza: Dialogues in the Diaspora brings together the artworks of contemporary artists working within Cabo Verde and the diaspora. Their creative approaches, artistic narratives, chosen media and personal histories are eclectic, but they all share an attachment to Cabo Verde. This exhibition strives to highlight the complex and deep relationship between aesthetics and experiences of diaspora. It asks how conditions of migration and movement have nurtured and helped define artists' perspectives.

About RISCA The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is a state agency that supports the arts for all Rhode Islanders, RISCA embraces a proactive approach to diversity as essential to our role as a state agency and as a promoter and supporter of the arts in Rhode Island. In building and serving diverse audiences, RISCA affirms and supports the diversity of persons and ideas both within the organization and throughout the state.

Partners: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is partnering with Curator Jose Monteiro, Chachi Carvalho and Lucy Rose of Virtual Cape Verde to feature Cape Verdean artists from Rhode Island and the New England region for in the 1st State Cabo Verdean Art exhibit at the Atrium Gallery.

About the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill: The Atrium Gallery was developed to exhibit the work of artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with community artists and art organizations from across the state and the region. The Atrium also showcases artwork from a variety of diverse groups from Africa, Asia, Latin America, & the Native American community among others.

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  • Release date: 06-22-2016

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