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Notes From The Coast

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Hera Gallery is currently exhibiting work by Kathie Florsheim and Barbara Pagh through September 5th. Stop by Wednesday - Friday from 1-5pm, and Saturday from 1-4pm. You can also view their extensive bodies of work on our website! https://www.heragallery.org/current


Both artists are exhibiting new work this fall after they recognized shared interests in the coastal environment.




Pagh voices she decided to revisit the theme of the Rhode Island coast:
“For Matunuck Intervals, I began in September by walking on the South Kingstown town beach and Moonstone Beach on an almost daily basis, using my phone to photograph details of patterns in the sand, sand fences, rocks, piles of slipper shells, burlap bags that form a buffer for a house. The photographs were altered on the computer and became digital negatives that were then exposed onto light-sensitive lithographic plates and printed on a variety of thin Asian papers. I collage the images together in spaced intervals on a larger piece of abac…

URI Exhibition

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Hera Gallery is excited to highlight artists from the 2020 URI Senior Seminar Online Catalogue, which is available now through our website!

Nicole Elyse Young: "Instinct/Dreaming of You/Lucy"

"This process for me has been enlightening and therapeutic. In a confusing and frustrating time, I was thankful for the opportunity to have a creative outlet. I thought a lot about what I like to draw and why. I find I have the most success when I sit down with a cup of coffee and no distractions. I gathered any materials I could find, including flashcards for paper and Tupperware lid as my pallet, and began to reflect on my subject matter. The more I made, the more I realized the materials are simply a device to explain my dreams in the physical world." 

To read more about this artist and view the rest of the catalogue, visit heragallery.org and stay tuned for more artist features!

URI Exhibition

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Hera Gallery is excited to highlight artists from the 2020 URI Senior Seminar Online Catalogue, which is available now through our website!

Maria Vaughan: "Gorgo" 

"Artists should simply create their own artworks. I always looked for a different style that no one discovered, but it is very hard to find your style. Pointillism, Data, Abstract, and more styles have been created in the past and I always wanted to create something different. Studying art made me realize that it takes years for artists to find their styles. Each day, I noticed that trying to find my art was becoming stressful to me. Therefore, I have stopped trying to look for style or come up with a new technique. I decided to keep crafting what I like to create." 

To read more about this artist and view the rest of the catalogue, visit heragallery.org and stay tuned for more artist features!

URI Exhibition

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Hera Gallery is excited to highlight artists from the 2020 URI Senior Seminar Online Catalogue, which is available now through our website!

Kathleen Trahan: "Romans 12:21" 

"This three-paneled painting is a representation of Good compared to Evil in relation to the bible. The main center panel is my representation of the Garden of Eden which was the original struggle between good and evil. The main focus is the Tree of Knowledge and Wisdom; Adam and Eve ate from this tree, creating the original sin. The panel to the left is the stairway to heaven surrounded by clouds, sun rays, and the Holy Cross which represents heaven itself." 

To read more about this artist and view the rest of the catalogue, visit heragallery.org and stay tuned for more artist features!

URI Exhibition

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HeraGallery is excited to highlight artists from the 2020 URI Senior Seminar Online Catalogue, which is available now through our website! 

Elaina Smith: "The Dock/Seventeen/Fifty Dollars Plus Gas Money/How They Meet Again/DA(nger)BDA" 

"My initial ideas for the project revolved around invoking a sense of home, belonging, and nostalgia. Feeling sentimental is such a big part of my personality and I know for a lot of people, nostalgia is best invoked from the feeling of setting a record player into place and hearing the crackle before the first few notes ring out. I didn't actually have a record player growing up but I used to collect money from jukeboxes, which is basically the same thing, right?" 


To read more about this artist and view the rest of the catalogue, visit heragallery.org and stay tuned for more artist features! 



URI Exhibition

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Hera Gallery is excited to highlight artists from the 2020 URI Senior Seminar Online Catalogue, which is available through our website!

Jordan Rosa: "Party at Indiana Avenue" 

"For years I've been interested in developing a piece that incorporates a majority of the original characters I have made over the course of my life as an artist. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. To witness the culmination of my evolution as an artist within the span of 21 years all on one piece of paper, interacting and intermingling as if they were old friends is something that I've always been interested in making. Renoir's "Luncheon" reflects the kind of feeling that I want to evoke: a calm, jovial, and enjoyable setting that would be able to immerse whoever is viewing it, envisioning a scenario of themselves placed in a position similar to that." 


To read more about this artist and view the rest of the catalogue, visit heragallery.org and stay tuned …

URI Exhibition

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Hera Gallery is excited to highlight artists from the 2020 URI Senior Seminar Online Catalogue, which is available now through our website!

Mae Pearson: "UNDULATION"

"My intention as an artist is to be competent across multiple mediums. Typically, I will choose paint to create work, which usually depicts elements of nature. One area of art that is ambiguous to me is a sculpture. I chose to combine the two in order to make faux wood out of the chipboard and explore the ways in which I can manipulate the pieces to create a path the eye can follow. Though the act of painting the chipboard, cutting up pieces, and adhering them to a larger canvas, I am able to use the process of exploration, hoping to create a tangible reflection of life's uncertainties and outcomes." 

To read more about this artist and view the rest of the catalogue, visit heragallery.org and stay tuned for more artist features!