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ART! Diaspora, raising consciousness – South County Art Association, in Providence

The South County Art Association presents Diaspora, An Open Juried All Media Exhibition on display, which runs until Jan. 25th at the RI South County Art Association’s Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill on the main floor of the state’s Administration Building in Providence.

The opening reception in the gallery, One Capitol Hill, Providence, was on Nov. 3rd, and the exhibit is now open to the public.

The exhibit examines the theme of diaspora with artworks expressing inclusion, exclusion, identity, diversity, and how it relates to cultural identities. This exhibit features 30 Rhode Island artists and their 38 artworks selected by Juror Bob Dilworth.

Accompanying the artworks are narratives written by the artists explaining their inspiration for creating the art piece. Some pieces tell individual stories of how ancestry and heritage played into their cultural identity. Other artworks speak to the bigger theme of the migration of cultural identities challenging the ideas of an established world.

“With diaspora as the theme, these works are a particularly strong examples of how art raises consciousness levels and awakens us to consider issues of equity, inclusion and diversity.”Lynne McCormack, Executive Director of RISCA

The exhibition was curated by Bob Dilworth and the featured artists include: Alison Rice, Beth Einstein Casagrande, Brooke Waldron, Casey Hayward, Catherine Mansell, Cathy Russo, Christine Ashley, Cindy Horovitz Wilson, David Lee Black, Dianne DeTommaso, Jillian Barber, John Kotula, Kim Pinksaw, Linda Peduzzi, Lisa Lyman Adams, Lynne Moulton, Marian Goldsmith, Marilyn McShane Levine, Mary Belden Brown, Maryann Stenson, Michelle Henning, Paula Childs, Paula Guida, Paula Imbergamo, Peter Elsworth, Rick Catallozzi, Russell Flagg, Stephen Cook, Stephen Wood and Todd Kenney.

Exhibit details

What:  South County Art Association presents Diaspora, an Open Juried All-Media Exhibition
When:  On Display through Jan. 15, 2023 / Open to the public, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays
Where: The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill is on the first floor of the state administration building in Providence.     

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