2007-01-11 / Upcoming Events

Student art exhibit benefits Darfur

An exhibition of works by local high school and college students will be on view at the Hera Gallery this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13-14.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 10 p.m. The show is called Salon des Refuses.

Salon des Refuses is also a fund-raiser for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees and their Aid Darfur campaign. The show also hopes to increase awareness of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan.

The student-run show will include artwork from approximately 40 different high school and college students from around Rhode Island. These students offer an eclectic mix of styles and medias, showing raw and uninhibited works. Participating students come from many different backgrounds, some have taken multiple art classes, and many have not taken any at all.

This exhibit is an opportunity for students to exhibit their artwork, whether it is a masterpiece from AP Art IV or an interesting doodle on the back of math homework. This artwork is not submitted by art teachers, it is submitted by students of their own free will.

On the opening night, live music will be performed at the gallery. The music will range from experimental to acoustic, and performers include Josh Andrews, Breath Easy, the Blue Rhonda, and Next Haven, among others.

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