Friday, November 13, 2015

Curious Surface & November Fall Fundraiser: Sat, 11/21, 5-8pm

Saturday, November 21st, 5-8pm
Curious Surface Opening Reception
 & November Fall Fundraiser

Join us in a night of art, food, and fun with the Hera artists of Curious Surface:
Uli Brahmst, Iris Donnelly, Viera Levitt, Megan McNaught, Barbara Owen, & MJ Yeager

Silent Auction of Crafts, Art, 
& Local Business Goods/Services: 5-7:45
Wine Surprise Gift Bags Available All Night
& The Return of the

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gene Robinson is exhibiting in The World’s Smallest Art Gallery* through November 2, 2015.


Gene Robinson is a retired locksmith who worked at the University of Rhode Island for over 20 years.  Through the years of raising two daughters and now a grandfather of five, Gene always managed to pursue his passion for photography.  Gene began as a film photographer, but tried digital four years ago and was completely hooked.  

Photographing mostly the natural world, Gene has a specific interest in birds.  He attributes this to the moments in his childhood spent with his uncle who raised homing pigeons.  His passion for the natural world shines through every photograph.  He explained that his wish is for others to see the beauty in nature that he sees. He hopes that this inspires them to get out there and experience this beauty themselves, but for those who can’t, he is happy that they can experience some of it through his photographs.

If you are interested in speaking to Gene and finding out more about his work, you can contact him at 

Monday, October 12, 2015



Alexandra Broches
Letters and Pictures from a Box
While closing her family home after her father died, Broches found a box containing more letters, photographs and documents than she had previously seen. Her father rarely spoke about the loss of his family and what had happened to this Dutch Jewish family during World War II. So began a project that continues today to construct the family narrative and reflect on the process undertaken to understand who she is and where she came from. The mysteries and memories within the box constitute the foundation of the photographs and personal reflections in this exhibition.

Alexandra Broches is a fine art photographer. She lives and maintains her studio in Wakefield, Rhode Island and has been a member of Hera Gallery since 1975.

 Barbara Pagh
Barbara Pagh will be exhibiting a new series of prints, “Intervals”. Each one-of-a-kind print takes a traditional landscape view with a horizon and combines it with details of the same site in a panorama format. Using Photoshop to alter the images she prints on various Asian papers from photolithographic plates. The images are then cut and collaged onto a 10”x28” piece of handmade paper in a composition of vertical slices. The landscape images are from Rhode Island, Maine, Oregon, South Carolina and Brittany (France).

She will also be exhibiting a series of prints and collages on 12”x12” paper, displayed in a grid format. Many of them are pure collages of handmade papers with no printing, harking back to her minimalist roots. These evoke seascapes, without being literal. Interspersed are square details of landscape and a close-up image of water printed in varied colors.

Barbara Pagh is a printmaker and papermaker who is a Full Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at URI.
Can't Make the Opening? 
Join us for the ARTIST TALK on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm.

Friday, August 28, 2015

UNDER CONSTRUCTION! has been undergoing a major remodel 
and is now currently down as we change hosting. 


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Artist Talk POSTPONED!

Due to a combination of illness and scheduling conflict, 
we have to postpone tonight's artist talk.

Join us NEXT THURSDAY at 7pm!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Relay Week 3: David Namhon Kim

Hera Gallery is pleased host Relay, a five-week intensive installation exhibition featuring a different artist EVERY WEEK. We invite the public to join us EACH SATURDAY during the exhibition for a reception to celebrate each artist.

Week 3: David Namhon Kim, July 7-11
Reception July 11, 6-8pm

Installation Hours: Wed 7/8 6-9pm & Thurs 7/9 6-9pm

A California native, DAVID NAMHON KIM had brief stints on the east coast for work and education before fully relocating to Providence, RI in 2012. With backgrounds in biochemistry, new media, and fine art, he has worked as a research scientist, high school teacher, and adjunct faculty at RISD and Brown University. A graduate of the RISD Digital+Media MFA program, Kim currently manages the RISD Co-Works fabrication lab while also evolving his personal creative practice.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Relay Week 2: Mary Kudlak

We've begun Relay Week 2 here at Hera! Mary Kudlak is in town from LA working hard on her installation The Party's Over!

Installation Hours
Monday: Until 7
Tuesday: 10-7
Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday: 10-7
Friday: 10-6

With the holiday weekend coinciding with the exhibition, we will be hosting TWO receptions for Mary. 

Friday, July 3 6-8pm & Saturday, July 4, 12-3 pm (BBQ!)
  MARY KUDLAK is a Los Angeles based visual artist. Her work ranges from 2D prints and paintings to 3D objects and installation work. Focusing mainly on domestic spaces, her work presents the viewer with scenes of everydayness. Sometimes ironic, often comical imagery along with multiple perspectives combine to create playful visuals that the artist carries throughout all mediums. She received her BFA in studio art from the University of Rhode Island and her MFA in printmaking with a thesis in sculpture from Pratt Institute. Her exhibition venues include kunsthalle Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NY; Lot 53 Art Space in Los Angeles, CA; Cabarrus Art Center in concord, NC; Feinstein Gallery in Providence, RI; and Cushing Gallery in Newport, RI.

Monday, June 22, 2015


Relay kicks off this afternoon with Abigael McGuire starting the work on her jungle of e-waste. She'll be in the gallery from 1-6pm finalizing her prep work tackling most of the physical work Tues-Friday. 

Gallery Expanded Installation Hours
Mon 1-6pm
Tues Collecting Materials in the AM, 1-6pm
Wed 9am-12pm, 1-6pm
Thurs Collecting Materials in the AM, 1-9pm
Fri 9am-12pm, 1-6pm

The finished piece will be fully installed and on view Saturday 6/27 10-4 with a reception from 6-8pm. Come stop by anytime she's at work and see this first transformation of the gallery.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kirby Nunez at The World's Smallest Art Gallery

Kirby Nunez s is exhibiting in The World’s Smallest Art Gallery* through July 24, 2015.

Kirby became an artist slowly and then all at once.  Art was his passion early in life, but by the time he was in high school it began to take a back seat.  He began college at the University of Rhode Island as a Kinesiology major, but soon realized after taking a few art classes, that his passion for art was still there and he wouldn’t be happy doing anything else.  This made him switch from kinesiology and Business to Fine Art and Textiles, and he never looked back.  It didn’t take long for Kirby to start gaining recognition for his art work, and as a junior he was awarded the David Ketner Memorial scholarship for most outstanding junior artist. 
 Kirby, now a senior at the university, makes art with subject matter that reflects both social and personal issues that are important to him.  His work sometimes deals with the darker side of society tackling subject matter such as a population of our planet that often goes unnoticed, the homeless.  Kirby’s pieces also deal with many personal experiences such as his growth as an artist and a man.  He lays all of his feelings and emotions out there for the viewer to see.  His positive view of his life is easy to see in these works.  Kirby’s style is graffiti-influenced, because that is where he started.  One artist that also had a major influence on him was Jean-Michel Basquiat.

For his exhibition at the World’s Smallest Art Gallery, Kirby’s subject matter explores his upbringing in an urban community.  Nostalgia is the main source of inspiration for him.  While growing up his experiences became imprinted in his head.  Because of this he chose to reprint all those vivid images from his head onto clear and colored sheets of acetate. The composition of these images are placed in “boxes” and cubes. He prefers to refer to them as blocks, acting as a metaphorical reference to the structure and system of where he grew up.  As a series this work speaks to both his childhood and the current situations that still arise in the urban neighborhoods.  All the figures are nameless and faceless because they can be replaced by anybody else in society.

Kirby is currently working on creating a website where viewers can purchase his work and other merchandise.  If you want to know more about Kirby and his work he can be reached by email
* The World’s Smallest Art Gallery is:
·      A kiosk on the South County Bike Path ( It is located in Peace Dale where the bike path crosses Route 108. The kiosk is a beautifully designed and built structure that has two display cases. Each measures 42” X 41” x 1”. The cases are weatherproof and have sturdy locks.
·      A joint project of Hera Gallery ( and  Peace Dale Neighborhood Revitalization, Inc. (
·      A place to show your artwork. Hera Gallery will be managing the kiosk as a place for artists to display their work. You may have a six-week, one-person show in the kiosk on a first come, first serve basis. Work is not juried, but must be “family friendly.” Artists are asked to choose work that does not depict nudity, sexuality or violence. Neither Hera Gallery nor PDNRI will insure the work. Artists display work at their own risk.
·      A way of having your work seen by a lot of people. The bike path has very heavy traffic, especially during the Spring, Summer and early Fall. Many bikers, runners and walkers pass by every hour. There will not be sales from the Kiosk, but your display can include your contact information. Hera Gallery will publicize The World’s Smallest Gallery on its website, blog, and Constant Contact mailings. A Facebook page will be developed.
·      A way to beautify the community. The stretch of the bike path where the kiosk is located contains other artwork including murals, sculpture, mosaics, and landscape architecture. The World’s Smallest Art Gallery will add to the beautification of this area.
Rhonda LaPorte is the coordinator of this project for Hera Gallery. If you are interested in showing your artwork on the bike path contact Rhonda at to get more details and to schedule a show.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Further On Down The Yellow Brick Road

Michael Yefko
 Have you been Further on Down the Yellow Brick Road yet? If not, there are so many works to discover here at Hera from Jack Massey and Michael Yefko!

Jack Massey
Michael Yefko
Jack Massey

Exhibition is on display until June 20th. Don't miss out on all the works that you can discover just a little further on down the yellow brick road!