“Water” And “Public Art”
On Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm there will be a reception for an art exhibit by members of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. The members’ juried exhibit relates to the theme of water in its many and various forms. Both three and two dimensional art in various media will explore the theme.
Juror for the exhibit is Alexandra Broches, artist/photographer Member Hera Gallery. The exhibit runs from February 8th to April 23rd in the PAC gallery, located at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street in Pawtucket.
From 7pm to 8pm in the theatre of the Visitor Center, a panel discussion on the topic of Public Art will be moderated by Liz Keithline, Director of Project Grants for Organizations and Public Art Programs at the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Keithline will discuss how artists can learn about Public Art opportunities and how to apply for commissions. Three artists, Peter Geisser, Jonathan Bonner, and Peter Diepenbrock, will also discuss their own work.
Geisser, a stained-glass artist, has created windows for private homes, public buildings and churches throughout New England, including the Chapel of Hope and the Cancer Center, both at Rhode Island Hospital, and the chapel at Hasbro Children’s Hospital of Rhode Island. Bonner is known for his sculpture and site-specific installations and has work on display at the entrance to the RISD Art Museum. As one of the region’s most prolific contemporary sculptors, Diepenbrock commissioned public art includes the 9/11 Memorial for the Rhode Island State House and a steel sculpture for the waterfront area of East Greenwich, RI.
The public is invited to both the reception and the panel discussion. Both events are free and parking is available. For more information visit www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org
Photos of art work :
“Beach Foam” acrylic Irene Allen
“Bamboo Chutes” photograph Marc Jaffe
“El Lavandero” photograph Iris Falk Donnolly