2006-05-11 / News

Wright-Antonelli to exhibit

Artists from around the Ocean State now have their works on view in a new collaboration between the Art League of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving Rhode Island. Artists Josy Wright and Cynthia Blair Antonelli of Jamestown will be two of the 14 art league artists to have works on view.

The concept behind this exhibit is for art league to provide the R.I. Foundation with two exhibits per year to hang in the One Union Station's gallery space, showcasing the work of Rhode Island artists. The first in an ongoing series of exhibits has been installed on two floors of the R.I. Foundation's impressive space in downtown Providence and will be on view through October.

"This is a wonderful collaboration with folks who know how to introduce and explore what is going on in Rhode Island art," said Rhode Island Foundation President Ron Gallo.

This first exhibit will officially open with a reception in conjunction with Gallery Night Providence on Thursday, May 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at One Union Station. The second exhibit will open in October.

Established in 2000, the Art League of Rhode Island is a nonprofit visual arts organization encouraging and fostering artistic growth and recognition among Rhode Island artists. Based on a vision of moving art out of the gallery and into the community, its 80 juried artist members offer workshops, lectures, educational programs, community outreach, and mount exhibitions for the general public.

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