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Notes From the Coast

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We are excited about Hera Gallery's next exhibition, Notes From the Coast, which opens this Saturday!

Notes From the Coast is a summer exhibition featuring Kathie Florsheimand Barbara Pagh. The show will be held at Hera Gallery at 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI, from August 8th to September 5th, 2020. The public is invited to attend during our adjusted open Gallery hours, Wed-Fri (1-5pm) and Saturday (1-4pm), however, we will not be holding an opening reception to comply with social distancing. In lieu of events, our members will be featured throughout the month on our website in a virtual show that includes images, videos, and a recorded artist talk between Pagh and Florsheim in the gallery space.

Kathie Florsheim earned an M.F.A in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she studied with icons, Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan. Honors include a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, a Visual Art Sea Grant award given by the University of Rhode Isl…

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!

Siobhan Olsen: "Peeled Paint Close-up 1/Textured Close-up of Twine and Acrylic through Canvas

"My project series originally began as a series of canvases, much like one would paint on, that rested at a tabletop level and existed solely for the purpose of touching them and experiencing texture. My entire project revolves around texture, wanting the audience to experience the piece to the fullest potential as it is, an object on the same plane of existence as us. However, the spread of Coronavirus, leading to the quarantine, led to a change. Now it is a series of photographs, trying to evoke a curious nature. I wish to make people desire to touch what is being photographed. I want the texture to become a catalyst that makes people wish to touch beyond the photo itself." 

To read more about this artist and view the rest of the catalogue, …

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!

Isabel Nagy: "Gut Feeling/An Infestation/Finger Food" 

"As an artist, I am heavily influenced by horror and human fear. I take inspiration from artists such as Junji Ito and Zdzislaw Beksinski, who create works utilizing dark subject matter and disturbing imagery. I am fascinated with an artist's ability to evoke fear. In horror films, fear is often built over an extended period of time with the use of lighting, audio, and plot. With a painting or a sculpture, however, the emotion is much more immediate for the viewer and can, therefore, be powerful."

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!

Jennifer Madriaga: "Winter at the Lake/Fall Fields/Summer at the Lake"

"For this project, I made six paintings about the earth and its habits- four small paintings and two large paintings using various amounts of color. The paintings focus on wildlife and nature. I plan on placing my paintings on a wall to create a three-dimensional effect that pops out to the audience. I will show the environment along with the animals to produce a calm and serene feeling."  

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!

Alex Grey: "The Lake Compounce Story" 

"My goal as an artist is to practice enough to become a talented storyboard artist. I always loved watching cartoons and movies since I was a kid, and I never grew out of watching them. I feel that focusing my talents on becoming a storyboard artist for television or film. While I do like to create my own works, I would feel a lot safer working for a company and getting a weekly paycheck rather than working solo." 

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!

Chyna Dougherty:"The future can be pretty neat, but so can the past, so let's keep looking up." 

"This collection was designed to take the viewer out of their space or the current physical space that they are in, and bring them into a new landscape. The large canvases themselves allude to differing sensations in the viewer. Though there is a somewhat clear idea of what these landscapes are, they are meant to bring memories upon the viewers. The viewer is meant to perceive the pieces as they please while being reminded of different feelings, places they have visited, or even if the work reminds them of a person." 

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!

Daniela Del Portillo: "Lotería (La Flor, El Ojo, La Diabla, La Fruta and El Corazón)"

"These pieces are my take on Lotería cards, a typical Mexican game resembling bingo, my childhood favorite. I acknowledge that my culture is not fully Mexican anymore, at this point I have spent more years in the United States than in Mexico. However, I will also never be fully American, I am a wonderful mix of the two. I carry the blood of my indigenous ancestors and the rich history of my native country but also an off-beat style and interests that my grandparents would never approve of."

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