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State Arts Council Announces East Greenwich Art Club Exhibit in State Art Gallery

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a show organized by the East Greenwich Art Club is on display until August 19th at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, the gallery space run by RISCA and located in the State's main administration building.

The show, titled A Passion for Art, features the work of 28 Rhode Island artists in a variety of media, from oil painting, acrylic and mixed media.

A free public reception honoring the artists will be held at the Atrium Gallery on Thursday evening, August 11th, 2016 from 6:00-8:30pm

About the East Greenwich Art Club

Fifty-seven years ago, East Greenwich residents and the Rhode Island Pendulum (a local newspaper at the time) decided to put on an art show in the town. It generated much interest and led to the formation of the East Greenwich Art Club. The first formal meeting was October 5, 1959 and continues to this day. Throughout the years, the East Greenwich Art Club has brought artists together to encourage each other in their art, and to foster the production, exhibition and sale of works of art by Rhode Island artists. Our membership has grown is currently made up of artists from at least 19 communities around the state. To learn more about the East Greenwich Art Club, visit our website at or like us on Facebook

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.

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 workday in the building.

The Atrium Gallery is located in One Capitol Hill, the state's main administration building, and is managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. It is open weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and closed on all State holidays.

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  • Release date: 08-09-2016

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