Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Night of Artist Talks, Readings and Video

Tonight, Wednesday, December 19th at the Hoxie Gallery in The Westerly
Public Library located on 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI, the artists of
Sandy and Its Aftermath will be presenting a night of Artist Talks,
Readings and Video from 5:30 to 7:30pm. This will be a relaxed night
where artists will share their work with the public and each other.
You are invited to join us for the last event of this exhibition where
the poems submitted will be read and stories and inspiration will be
shared.

SANDY AND ITS AFTERMATH
Artists and Communities Respond to Hurricane Sandy

5:30 to 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
A night of Artist Talks, Readings and Video

At the Hoxie Gallery
44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SANDY AND ITS AFTERMATH Opening TOMORROW


Hera Gallery Presents

SANDY AND ITS AFTERMATH

Artists and Communities Respond to Hurricane Sandy

At the Hoxie Gallery

December 5th – December 29th  
Opening Reception:  Wednesday, December 5th, 6:00 – 8:00pm

IMAGES: Troy West, Alexandra Broches and Maria Scaglione

Hera Gallery invites you to the opening reception of Sandy and Its Aftermath: Artists and Communities Respond to Hurricane SandyThe exhibition will take place in the Hoxie Gallery located within the Westerly Public Library on 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI from December 5th through December 29th. The reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm this Wednesday, December 5th.
Sandy and its Aftermath showcases work from RI and CT artists and stories from the local community, presenting a platform to simultaneously and holistically showcase the hurricane's effect on the area. The exhibition is conceived and organized by Dora Szekely in conjunction with Hera Gallery and art work has been juried by Dave Gilly Gilstein, co-owner and Director of The Charlestown Gallery and Szekely, Director of Hera Gallery. The exhibition encouraged submissions of all media.
Szekely seeks to capture the local story of the hurricane throughout the coastal area, choosing Westerly as a central location between Narragansett, RI and Mystic, CT. Dora hopes to create a revealing record of the local impact of the hurricane from a human standpoint as well as an arts by providing a forum for these stories to collide and join to reveal a common experience. Donations will also be accepted throughout the exhibition and a portion of art sales will go towards CT and RI relief efforts.
Sandy will showcase the work of Amanda Swain Bingham, Alexandra Broches, Dylan Butler, Buddy Conklin, David Culton, John Devaney, Millie Donovan, Sandra Enos, Ana Flores, Claudia Flynn, Laura Foray, Catherine Gibson, Mary Lauzon, Viera Levitt, Robert Malin, Jill McLaughlin, Dan Potter, Maria Scaglione, Chad Amos Self, Linda Denosky Smart, Elaine Stannard, Dora Szekely, Troy West, and Michael Yefko.
The exhibition's community section will be open to submissions until the opening of December 5th and throughout the show, until December 29th to anyone who wishes to submit stories, photographs, videos, poetry or pieces based on Sandy and its aftermath. Submissions may be sent to Hera Gallery, 10 High Street, Wakefield RI or dropped off at The Westerly Public Library located at 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI at the circulation desk during library hours.
The exhibition will take place in the Hoxie Gallery, located within the historic Westerly Public Library on 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI. The public is invited to attend the opening reception of Sandy and Its Aftermath held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th.
Want to submit a photo, video and/or your story? For questions please contact Dora Szekely at dora@heragallery.org or 401.789.1488
These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders, Hera Educational Foundation, and The Friends of Hera.
The Hoxie Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dora Szekely at The Courthouse Center for the Arts December 1st and 2nd

Hera Gallery Director, Dora Szekely will be an artist exhibiting in ArtCraft Sunday, December 2nd from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Courthouse Center for the Arts. Come by to see her jewelry!

Courthouse Center for the Arts
3481 Kingstown Rd.
West Kingston, RI



Saturday, December 1, 2012

Shady Lea Open Studios December 1st and 2nd

Photo:  Interior of Claudia Flynn's studio

The Hera Community is invited to the 15th Annual Open Studios at The Mill at Shady Lea (themillatshadylea.com) on December 1 + 2 from 12 - 5PM.  Studio tours will be available. Check out the studios of Hera Gallery members Claudia Flynn, Susan Hayward and Elizabeth Lind.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Flynn and West at Galerie Vidourle Prix in Sauve, France

   Several works by Claudia Flynn and Troy West will be exhibited in a group show and community celebration at the gallery from December 2, 2012  thru February 23, 2013. 

Alexandra Broches at the Chazan Gallery

Site Specific
photography by
Alexandra Broches
Giacomo Fortunado 
Mary Beth Meehan


    Hera Gallery Member Alexandra Broches will be in a three person exhibiton, Site Specific at the Chazan Gallery of the Wheeler School in Providence from November 15th through December 5th, 2012. The opening reception is on Thursday, November 15th, 5-7pm. Chazan Gallery is located on 228 Angell Street, Providence, RI, 02906.


Alexandra Broches

For more information go to www.chazangallery.org

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Jill McLaughlin at Bill Krul Gallery

Hera Member, Jill McLaughlin will be in the two person exhibit, "reincarnation" at the 
Bill Krul Gallery in Narragansett, RI. The opening reception for the exhibit is Thursday, 
November 8th from 5:00 to 8:00pm

Jill McLaughlin & MJ Yeager
November 2-30, 2012

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 8
5-8 pm

Bill Krul Gallery
142 Boon Street
Narragansett, RI  02882
401-782-1715


Friday, November 2, 2012

Craig Crawford in The World's Smallest Art Gallery


Craig Crawford’s ceramic tiles will be on display in The World’s Smallest Art Gallery from November 1, through December 15, 2012

            Craig Crawford is a ceramicist whose studio, Wanderlust Ceramics, is located in East Greenwich. She hand builds functional pottery and tiles from clay slabs and decorates them by silk screening and hand painting glazes to create a variety of imagery. 
            The series of tiles Craig is exhibiting are collectively entitled “Emotional Upheaval”. The imagery is personal, haunting, funny, and mysterious. The tiles represent Craig’s emotional processing of a difficult year.

Craig can be reached at wanderlustceramics@gmail.com
Read more about Wanderlust Ceramics and view more of her work at: http://www.wanderlustceramics.com/ 




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.



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Next Exhibition


Hera Gallery Presents
Associate Members Exhibition
Opening Reception Saturday, December 1 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
December 1- December 22



      We invite you to the opening reception of our December Associate Members Exhibition on December 1st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The Associate Members Exhibition will feature the artwork of Joan Bishop, Linda Denosky-Smart, Carl Dimitri, Paul Forte and Mara Trachtenberg. 

Joan Bishop Cat & Crow Acrylic & Mixed Media


Linda Denosky-Smart Interior acrylic on canvas, 2012


Carl Dimitri Forgotten Epoch

Paul Forte, Ringing Silence, 2012


Mara Trachtenberg, Circus


Hera Gallery, 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI
Gallery Hours Wed to Fri 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Free and open to the public for more information please contact us at
401.789.1488 


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gallery Closed 10/31

Hera Gallery will be closed for Wednesday, October 31st.

We hope everyone is well and recovering from the storm. We expect to be open tomorrow.


Friday, October 26, 2012

New Member, Chad Amos Self

Hera Gallery is pleased to introduce our newest member, Chad Amos Self. Chad is a recent Fine Arts graduate from University of Rhode Island and a Rhode Island native. You may recognize him from previous juried and member exhibitions at Hera Gallery. His work takes inspiration from, "Shape and line. Light and shadow. Objects do not have to exist in the material world. I try to manipulate the immaterial. It becomes a coexistence between the created visible and invisible spaces. The ethereal plane that exists where light is created, travels, refracts, dissipates, and returns to shadow." We look forward to working with him.












See more at: http://chadamosself.com/

Friday, October 5, 2012

Design for Change: A Survey of Landscape Architecture in the Green Movement



A Survey of Landscape Architecture in the Green Movement
October 20th – November 24th
Opening Reception:  Saturday, October 20th, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Hera Gallery presents "Design for Change: A Survey of Landscape Architecture in the Green Movement" curated by Emily Humphrey. The exhibition will take place in Hera Gallery located on 10 High Street Wakefield, RI from October 20th through November 24th. The public is invited to attend the opening reception held from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. on Saturday, October 20th.

University of Rhode Island sophomore landscape architecture and art student Emily Humphrey has collaborated with Hera Gallery of Wakefield, Rhode Island, to curate an exhibition on green design in landscape architecture. This exhibition will have a focus on the role landscape architects play in addressing environmental issues, and will highlight their design process. The exhibition will be made up of a selection of work from local students, academics, and professionals. 

Through this exhibition, Emily hopes to educate the community about landscape architecture and developments in the field by local educational and professional sectors. The exhibition will include work in a variety of media, including drawings, drafts, electronically created images, and photographs. Designs focus on native plantings, wind power in coastal communities, green streets, and rain gardens. Also featured will be a project by Kim Murdock and Richard Youngken on the Situate Reservoir and Environmental Protection Agency design standards.  


Exhibitors include URI undergraduate students, Allison Desbonnet, Rachel Salch and Dennis Staton, URI graduate student Nick Thadeio, Rhode Island School of Design graduate student Jian Bao, URI Professor and graduate Angelo Simeoni, URI graduate and Landscape Designer Kim Murdock in collaboration with Richard Youngken, Kristin Kaczmarek of John C. Carter and Company, Catherine Weaver of Tupelo Garden Works, The Offices of Thomas Balsley, a Landscape Architect office in NYC, and Klopfer & Martin Design Group in Cambridge, MA.

The exhibition will take place in Hera Gallery’s new location on 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI. The public is invited to attend the opening reception of "Design for Change" held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th

These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders, Hera Educational Foundation, and The Friends of Hera.

Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available behind the building or across the street.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Design for Change

Design for Change: A Survey of Landscape Architecture in the Green Movement is accepting applications from URI and RISD landscape architecture students until October 1st! 





October 20th – November 24th, 2012 
Curated by Emily Humphrey 





University of Rhode Island sophomore landscape architecture student 
Emily Humphrey has collaborated with Hera Gallery of Wakefield, Rhode 
Island, to curate an exhibition on green design in landscape architecture. 
This exhibition will have a focus on the role landscape architects play in 
addressing environmental issues, and will highlight their design process. 
The exhibition will be made up of a selection of work from students, 
academics, and professionals in the New England area. The pieces in this 
exhibition may range from preliminary sketches to drawings, drafts, models, 
conceptual design boards, and photographs. 

Join our Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/121433788004756/


Curatorial Statement


This exhibition focuses on the role landscape architects play in solving major problems in our world, and highlights the design process they utilize in order to do so.

As society continues to grow, landscape architects are responding to the ever-increasing need to create space for growing populations while protecting and conserving the natural world as well as valuable resources. Today, issues in the field of Landscape Architecture range from finding ways to reclaim and reuse industrial wastelands to incorporating green spaces into the established and developing urban environment.

It takes creative and critical thinkers to address such matters, to learn from past generation’s mistakes, and to respond with new and innovative ideas that will facilitate a more harmonious world. Today, a growing number of Landscape Architects are reaching the forefront of the design world by responding in this reflective way.

The pieces in this exhibition focus on the development of this approach to design, incorporating projects from the academics, students, and professionals. The uniting concepts illustrated in Design For Change are articulated in the preliminary sketches, drawings, drafts, models, and photographs that each participant has contributed.



For more details and to send submissions contact Emily Humphrey at:
designforchangeNE@gmail.com


Mara Trachtenberg Exhibiting at the Midwest Center for Photography

Hera Gallery member, Mara Trachtenberg will be exhibiting at the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas from September 28th to October 12th, 2012

UPCOMING EXHIBITION
"MIDWEST PHOTO EMERGE”
Opening Reception: September 28, 7 - 10 p.m.






Find out more about the exhibit here


















Mara Trachtenberg, Bunny Topiary

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Introducing New Fall Intern

Hello! I am Dylan Butler and here is a little bit about me. 
        
          I was born in Warwick, Rhode Island where I lived for the first 11 years of my life. I then moved to Glocester, Rhode Island. From a young age, I always loved to draw and create things. When I was 12 years old my parents sent me to take cartooning and animation courses for young people at R.I.S.D. I loved seeing my ideas come to life and enjoyed group critiques; a concept unknown to me prior. By the time I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to continue learning about art.
          I am now attending the University of Rhode Island and majoring in Fine Arts. On the day of my first class, I was unsure of myself and my abilities. My first class was drawing 1, and my teacher was Gary Richman. He introduced me to the medium of printmaking and completely changed the way I looked at making art. He instilled within me with a confidence that has carried me to where I am today. My portfolio has been growing over the past few years, and it has taken me with it. Printmaking is my main focus, especially Intaglio and Relief. I also love photography and digital art. Art is a way of looking at oneself from another perspective. Art is imbued with the personality of its creator, and it is personally rewarding to create art because it helps reveal processes and thoughts going on that you may have been oblivious of.
          I play in a band called Electric Flood. People in general do not realize how related visual art and music are. Many of the same mechanics that create effective visual art can be applied to create music and vice versa. There is a synergism here that should not be overlooked! Self expression is what makes us human, and everyone needs a creative outlet of some kind.
         Whether I make a lucrative living solely on making art or not is rather irrelevant. I know that I will be creating art of many forms and mediums until my last day, paycheck or not.

Please check out my art page.

and my band's page!


Dylan Butler, After, Lino-Cut, 2009 

Dylan Butler, Wastelands, Etching, 2012

      
        

Calling Women Artists for two New York City Exhibitions in February

Listed below are two calls for art  from the Women’s Caucus for Art that will be shown in NYC this coming February.  


1.   “Bound"


We are seeking multiple expressions of Bound, which can range from literal to poetic, abstract to representational, and psychological to social & political commentary. Show work that explores the concepts of bound and borders—be they internal, external, constructed, imagined, imposed, or embraced and how boundaries define and shape our identities, relationships, ideas and politics. Artists are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly; submit works that have resonance and meaning to you.
JUROR: Cora Rosevear
Curator, Painting and Sculpture Department, Museum of Modern Art, NY
EXHIBITION VENUE:
Phoenix Gallery
210 Eleventh Avenue @25th Street, Suite 902
New York, New York 10001
DATES OF EXHIBITION
January 30 to February 23, 2013
ARTIST RECEPTION
Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

ELIGIBILITY 
Open to all self-identified women artists in the USA.

SUBMISSIONS 
Artists may submit up to three works per entry,  all media accepted except giclees of original work are not permissible.  Works may not exceed 40” in width and installations may not exceed 5 sq ft.
ENTRY FEES
Payment of $35 per entry for WCA members, $45 for Non-members through PayPal.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
Must complete submission by 
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM in your time zone. http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#show=719
QUESTIONS? 
Email wcashows@gmail.com



2.  Diaspora"

DISAPORA – a scattering, a dispersion, a migration, a loss of homeland. Artists are asked to create original works that examine what it means to be separated from your roots, your center, your power, your ancestors, your community, your culture, your land, your home, your people – real or imagined, physical or metaphorical. Is repatriation or reconciliation possible? Desired? Wide interpretations are encouraged.
About the Exhibition:   Diaspora” is part of WCA's national WCA Conference that takes place from February 13-16, 2013 in New York, NY. The Women’s Caucus for Art Conference is held in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) Conference. WCA is a non-profit 501(c)3  organization and an affiliate society of CAA.
 
Juror:  Laura Kruger, curator at Hebrew Union College Museum.
EXHIBITION VENUE
:
New Century Artists Gallery
530 W 25th St # 406
New York, NY 10001
 
DATES OF EXHIBITIONFebruary 1 to February 16, 2013
 
ARTIST RECEPTIONSaturday, February 16th, 2013, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 
ELIGIBILITY Open to all self-identified women artists in the USA.

60% of images juried into the exhibit will be WCA members, current as of 2013. As many as five images will be selected by invitation. We expect to hang 45-50 images in the gallery and an additional 25-50 in the show catalog.
 
SUBMISSIONSArtists may submit up to three works per entry.  All media is accepted except giclees of original work.
2D artwork may not exceed 60” in width or 5 square feet for installations. 
ENTRY FEESPayment of $30 per entry for WCA members, $40 for Non-members through PayPal.
 
Find the link to enter the show at:  http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#show=737
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONMust complete submission by Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM in your time zone.

QUESTIONS?
Email 
jeane@vogelpix.com



For more information on the Woman's Caucus for Art, contact: 
Karen Gutfreund
Vice President and National Exhibitions Director
Women's Caucus for Art
No. California TFAP Representative
The Feminist Art Project
cell: 408-203-5221