Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Erica Knowles displays at the Worlds Smallest Art Gallery

Erica Knowles’ photographs will be on display in The World’s Smallest Art Gallery*
through January 15, 2012.

Erica is a self-taught photographer, a URI student studying journalism and gender
studies, and an aspiring photo jouranlist. Erica says she took her lead in photography from her sister Ashley Knowles. Ashley is a wedding photographer in Charleston, South Carolina. Check out her blog at http://suitcasephotographer.blogspot.com/ .

Lots of people take photographs and share them with family and friends on
Facebook. However, Erica’s are different. They are better; more vivid, more colorful,
more mysterious and suggestive, more engaging. To look at them is to be introduced to a
new place you’d like to get to know and simultaneously to be reminded of a place from
your past you’d like to revisit. Now that is a neat trick!




*The World’s Smallest Art Gallery is: • A kiosk on the South County Bike Path (http://southcountybikepath.org/). 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 2”. The cases are weatherproof and have sturdy locks. • A joint project of Hera Gallery (http://heragallery.org/) and Peace Dale Neighborhood Revitalization, Inc. (http://www.peacedale.net/). • 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. John Kotula is the coordinator of this project for Hera Gallery. If you are interested in showing your artwork on the bike path contact John at johnkotulapchn@yahoo.com to get more details and to schedule a show.

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