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State Arts Council Announces Artists Selected for 2017 Airport Gallery Exhibitions

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that artists have been selected for the 2017 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery on Block Island and GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.

The Block Island Airport Gallery will present works by Neal Walsh, Bonnie Schultz Platzer, Robin Bell, and Christopher Thomas. Artists will be featured in four solo exhibitions.

GREEN SPACE will present the work of Lisa Barsumian, Ellie Brown, Craig Crawford, Sharon Cutts, Libby Gilpatrick, Sherie Harkins, Mary Jameson, Valery Nardacci, and Michele Provost.

The Airport Galleries collectively received more than 100 applications from artists. Exhibitors for the Block Island Airport Gallery were selected by juror Catherine Little Bert of Bert Gallery in Providence. Exhibitors for GREEN SPACE were chosen by panelists Jiyoung Chung, Dennis Hlynsky and Andrea Raynor. RISCA would like to thank all of the panelists for lending their time and expertise in support of these public art initiatives.

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 and RISCA Facebook page, as well as through state and local press and the RISCA newsletter. To view current artist opportunities, please visit RISCA's web blog at

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.

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  • Department or agency: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
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  • Release date: 11-21-2016

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