Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The position of Gallery Director, Hera Gallery/Hera Educational Foundation is a part-time paid position (18 hours per week). The Director reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors. Salary: $10 an hour. Deadline for applications: April 27, 2012. Position available late May. Please MAIL a letter of interest and a current resume to:
PO Box 336
This position, while an administrative position, is a creative springboard allowing a motivated individual the opportunity to contribute to the local arts community by leading a well-regarded institution. Hera encourages the gallery director to pursue his or her professional interests. The gallery director may develop skills in the following areas: curatorial experience and exhibition design, graphic design, professional level arts writing, development skills, grant writing, website development.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Good computer skills—proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Access or InDesign a plus
• Administrative experience desired
• The gallery director must have the ability to work with a diverse audience of local community members as well as artists, arts professionals, funders, and media. Serves as liason with community
• background or involvement in the visual arts
• Public Relations: includes writing press releases, developing relationships with journalists; assisting with writing and editing gallery publications such as website, newsletters, fundraising materials and targeted emails to journalists, supporters, artists.
• Development: Works with Board members to implement annual fundraising initiatives and oversees membership program.
• Assist exhibiting artists and curators with coordination of exhibitions and programs.
• Attend and prepare Director’s report for monthly Board meetings; attend gallery events.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Exhibition will run from March 15 – May 1, 2012. There will be a reception on March 21, 6-8 PM for this show and the Banister Society exhibition located in the Main Gallery.
Some of the drawings in this exhibition can also be seen in the inaugural issue of The Ocean State Review. Mr. Yefko lives and works in Exeter, RI. Known primarily for his sculpture installations, Mr. Yefko in this exhibition features drawing, which to him is about “an epic journey of breath and experience, a verb.”
Yefko describes his improvisational process of working the ellipse in his drawings as “a foundation from which to build a pattern and construct something (space or form) out of the (drawing) situations I get myself into.” As a visual artist Yefko is interested in fundamental visual elements like line, geometry, and material that he can create meaning from. He does not intend to illustrate the appearance of the world, but is interested in human ecology.
Yefko says, “I work to bring meaning to my life. My drawings (even though this may seem grand) are a way to live. Drawing in particular is a poetic and sublime process—drawing as verb is investigative, an epic endeavor.”
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
On April 28th, Hera will hold its second annual postcard fundraiser! We are seeking 2,000 artists' postcards created as original works of art to sell at $15 each for benefit of the gallery. Postcards will be displayed online prior to the fundraiser. A reception featuring music, food, and fun will be held onSaturday April 28th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Hera Gallery could use your help by asking you to create postcards for this event and recruit other artists to aid in this effort! You may contribute individual postcards or editions of postcards. They can be stamped and sent through the mail, put in an envelope, or delivered to the gallery. Postcards will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for inclusion in the fundraiser is Saturday April 21. All cards become the property of Hera Gallery. Artists are asked to sign and date the back side of the postcard and to include any information they would like to make available: a message, contact information, artists statement, or websites. The piece need not be a functional postcard. Anything goes as long as it is 4" X 6". Have fun!
More information is available on the website: www.heragallery.org. Also see the Facebook event page. Contact Islay Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Mail cards to Hera Gallery, Box 336, 327 Main St, Wakefield, RI 02880.
Friday, March 9, 2012
CCRI gallery issues call for community members, artists to participate in ‘Cat Show’ exhibition
Warwick, R.I. – Feb. 13, 2012: Knight Campus Art Gallery Director and Curator Viera Levitt is seeking professional artists and members of the community to participate in an exhibition this spring focusing on the image of cats in contemporary art, life and our relationship to them.
“Cat Show (Come to Mama!)” will be composed of work that reacts to the way Americans look at, care for, treat, pamper and love their cats. It will run from April 3 to 25 at the college’s Warwick campus with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12.
Levitt writes, “Cats have been companions throughout history – albeit, as all cat lovers know, in a much less predictable way than dogs.” They were supposed to catch mice, but their role has also been that of beautiful and elegant companions ‘pretending’ to be timid and domesticated. Cats were associated with the devil and linked to witches in medieval times. “Their reputations were resurrected after they were celebrated for saving boat cargo from rodents. Of course, as every cat owner knows, a wild animal lurks inside his or her kitty.”
Levitt said cats have been said to have nine lives and know about the future. There are also various superstitions connected to cats such as the serious troubles that could befall one whose path was crossed by a black cat. This show will look at cats as object of our enjoyment, love, care or obsession; hence the subtitle, ‘Come to mama!’
The exhibition is open to:
A. The professional artist community
This part of the exhibition will include art produced by professional artists depicting cats and/or their relationships to humans. Artists may submit one or two old or new artworks inspired by cats and our relationship with them, including painting, drawing, object, sculpture, video, photography, sound piece, etc. These either will be projected as a slideshow or will be displayed as actual art pieces. The curator will pick which work should be delivered and which will be displayed as part of the slideshow. Please e-mail an image (postcard-size jpg, between 100 KB and 2 MB) of your artwork to email@example.com by March 15 and indicate the size, technique, year of creation and whether the piece is available for display. There is no entry fee. Selected works must be delivered to the gallery by March 29.B. All community members
This part of the exhibition will include snapshots from everyone who loves and/or has cats. Submit a 4-by-6-inch or 5-by-7-inch photo attached to letter-size paper with your answers to the questions below, or e-mail the photo and your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 29. Please answer all or some of these questions: 1. What is your name and your cat’s name? 2. I love my cat because ... 3. My cat is funny because ... 4. My cat is special because ...
CCRI alumni, faculty and staff are particularly encouraged to participate in this exciting project by sending in your cat photos and quotes.
For more information, contact Levitt, at email@example.com or visit the gallery Web site at http://ccri.edu/art/galleries/knight.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest community college, has full- service campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport and operates satellites in Downcity Providence and Westerly. CCRI enrolls an average of nearly 18,000 students annually in credit courses and thousands more in noncredit and workforce training classes and programs.