Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

First International Submission of 2014!


Many thanks to Klaus Pinter for our first international submission of 2014! Sent all the way from Wien, Austria, you can check out some of Klaus' work at 
http://www.klaus-pinter.net (it's under construction).

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Raymond Beausejour at The World's Smallest Art Gallery*

Photographs by Raymond Beausejour are on exhibit in The World’s Smallest Art Gallery* through July 1, 2014.



I’ll make you a bet. When you visit The World’s Smallest Art Gallery and see Raymond Beausejour’s National-Geographic-worthy travel photos you will smell bread baking and hear Edith Piaf singing. Your heart will be moved and you will call your travel agent to book a flight to Paris.
Ray is French Canadian and use to teach French. He says, “I feel more at home in France than anywhere else in the world. In my next life I’m going to be born in France. I love the French obsession with beauty and the preservation of beauty. They don’t tend to knock things down the way we do. They have a wonderful sense of place and pride of place.”
While not all of Ray’s photos were taken in France, they all glow with this “wonderful sense of place and pride of place.”

Ray reports that his mother told him, “I picked up a fork in my left hand and a toy camera in my right and that I’ve been taking photos ever since.” He started doing it professionally in the 1970’s and continues to work in his studio in North Providence.

In the early 1990’s Ray spent a year in California getting a Master’s degree at The Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality. Ray speaks movingly of the power of this program. Founded by Mathew Fox, one premise was that creativity brings us closer to God. I think most artists would agree with this whether they are formally religious or not. I invite you to keep this thought in mind while viewing Ray Beausejour’s photos.
 

John Kotula
Curator
The World’s Smallest Art Gallery

* 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.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Postcards not just helping Hera.

Big News! A portion of all the sales from this event will be donated to the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County! So you're not only helping Hera with your postcard donations, you're helping us help our community as well. Visit their site at: http://www.dvrcsc.org/
 
Thanks again to all that have donated so far and looking forward to seeing the others that come in!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Summer Intern: Meredith FitzGerald

                     
                       Introducing Your Summer Intern 


                         Greetings & Salutations to the Hera Gallery Community !
               My name is Meredith FitzGerald, I am recent graduated  from URI with 
          a BFA  and looking forward to helping Hera in anyway I can. I was born &
          raised in Rhode Island,I love the ocean and being surrounded by the beauty
          that it holds.

             Currently I am interested in digital art, as it can be easily created into 
          propaganda.I deal with issues of contemporary society and female objectification,
          as well as  human rights, and tolerance for all cultures.I am also a painter, and for 
          my   senior seminar I mixed painting and propagandist subject matter. My work
          stands to speak for things, that I either think are wrong in contemporary 
          society,or that we need to be reminded of. Below are some images from my senior
          show and one painting of my dog Clancy.
                
              When I am not working at a busy Newport Restaurant I love to spend time 
         creating, enjoy the company of my friends and family, cooking,reading, being
         with my dog Clancy, and the occasional dance party featuring some good
          Oldies classics.


          I look forward to working for you this summer!
          Best,
          Mere






          
               

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

19 on Paper at Hera

"56th St Harmony"
The work of Grace Bentley-Scheck and the other artists of 19 on Paper can be viewed from 1-5 today at the gallery.

Want to see more of Grace's work? Then visit the Hoxie Gallery in Westerly where Hera's 40th Anniversary Exhibition is on display!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Head down to the Westerly Library

"i had the same idea"
Going to the library soon? Make a trip to the Westerly Library where you can view Hera's 40th Anniversary Exhibition in their Hoxie Gallery.

There you'll find the work of Bethany Bonner, as well as other Hera Members of past and present!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Myron Rubenstein and 19 on Paper

"Mother Populous"
19 on Paper is well under way at Hera! Come down from 10-4 to view the work of Myron Rubenstein and the other artists of this group.

You can also view Rubenstein's work at the Hoxie Gallery in Westerly where Hera's 40th Anniversary Exhibition is on display!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"19 on Paper" Opens Tonight!

The new exhibition, "19 on Paper" opens tonight from 5-8Pm at Hera Gallery! The show features works from artists Jill Brody, Sally Caswell, Milisa Galazzi, BL Green, Brooke Hammerle, Joan Hausrath, Chris Kelley, Trish Ellwood O'Day, Howard Rubenstein, Myron Rubenstein, Hiroko Shikashio, Kristin Street, Marion Wilner, Cindy Wilson, CC Wold, and Paul Murray! Featured here is a sneak peek of Milisa Galazzi's piece titled "Waggledance Three". 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sneak Peek of "19 on Paper"

Our new exhibition "19 on Paper" opens tomorrow, May 10th, with an opening reception from 5-8PM at Hera! The show features works from artists Jill Brody, Sally Caswell, Milisa Galazzi, BL Green, Brooke Hammerle, Joan Hausrath, Chris Kelley, Trish Ellwood O'Day, Howard Rubenstein, Myron Rubenstein, Hiroko Shikashio, Kristin Street, Marion Wilner, Cindy Wilson, and CC Wolf! Featured here is a sneak peek of Chris Kelley's piece titled "Clusterone". 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

19 on Paper Coming Soon!

Here is a sneak peak of BL Green's work titled "Echoes", and artist book. The book is featured in the exhibit, "19 on Paper", opening Saturday May 10th from 5-8PM! The show features Jill Brody, Sally Caswell, Milisa Galazzi, BL Green, Brooke Hammerle, Joan Hausrath, Chris Kelley, Trish Ellwood O'Day, Howard Rubenstein, Myron Rubenstein, Hiroko Shikashio, Kristin Street, Marion Wilner, Cindy Wilson, and CC Wolf!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

40th Show Opens Tonight!

Tonight is the long awaited opening of "The 40th Anniversary Exhibition". The show features works from past and present members of Hera and pays tribute to 40 years of the gallery's History. The opening reception takes place tonight from 5-8 Pm at The Hoxie Gallery in Westerly, RI. The show continues on display during Hoxie's regular hours until May 31st. Here is preview of Judy Gelles work in the show titled, "Four Grader in China". 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"Hera Gallery's 40th Anniversary Exhibition" Opens Tomorrow!

"Hera Gallery's 40th Anniversary Exhibition" opens tomorrow night at Hoxie Gallery in Westerly, RI! Join us for a show that commemorates 40 years of Hera Gallery history. The opening reception takes place from 5-8Pm and the show continues to stay open during Hoxie's regular hours until May 31st! Here is a sneak peek of Simone Spruce's work titled "Merrari McKinney and Rosa Parks", that will be on display in the show! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

40th Anniversary Sneak Peek!

Here is sneak peek of "Reflections and Reminiscences" by Joan Bishop. The work is featured in the up and coming exhibition "Hera Gallery's 40th Anniversary Exhibition"! Featuring works from former and current gallery members, the show takes place at Hoxie Gallery in Westerly, Rhode Island. The opening reception is Wednesday, May 7th from 5-8PM and stays on display until May 31st! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

40th Anniversary Exhibition Coming Soon!

Our 40th Anniversary Exhibition opens this Wednesday, May 7th from 5-8PM and continues through May 31st. The show is being held at the Hoxie Gallery in Westerly, Rhode Island and features artwork from founding members as well as Hera members from through out the years. Featured here is a piece from Linda Denosky-Smart titled "Into the Forest". 

Friday, May 2, 2014

40th Aniversary Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peak of Fran Power's piece "Woven Waterlilies" featured in the up and coming show at the Hoxie Gallery in Westerly. Fran Powers was a founding member of Hera who will be showing at Hoxie for our "Hera Gallery's 40th Anniversary Show"! Join us opening night Wednesday, May 7th from 5-8 to see the full piece along with many other works from Hera members!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

40th Anniversary Exhibition Line Up: Founding Members

Wondering who's in the 40th Anniversary Exhibition? The following founding members are: Connie Greene, Elena Jahn, Marlene Malik, Frances Powers, Roberta Richman, and Mary Jane Steimer!