Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill
About the Gallery
The Atrium Gallery was developed by RISCA to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with community artists and art organizations from across the state. The Atrium also showcases artwork from a variety of diverse groups from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Native American community, among others.
State Latin American & Black Art Exhibits at the Atrium Gallery
In 2002, the Rhode Island Department of Administration, Human Resources Outreach & Diversity (HROD) Office partnered with the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts (RISCA) to bring recognition to the artistic talents of artists of color from around the state by showcasing their work in the Atrium Gallery at Capitol Hill. As a result of this collaboration, and through the support of the Office of the Governor, the first art exhibit was held during the month of October of that year featuring artists from the Latin American community, coordinated by Victor Mendoza, State Recruitment Officer.
For more information on The Annual State Black Art Exhibit please contact Cheryl Burrell at 401.222.4367 or Cheryl.Burrell@hr.ri.gov
September Press release
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Announces the 2019 State Latin American Art Exhibit on display at the Atrium Gallery from August 19 th through October 25th, 2019. This exhibit will celebrate Latin American women artists for the first time at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill.
The gallery will showcase the strength, encouragement, beauty and inspiration of Latin American women in the visual fine arts. Works on display include: Carolina Arentsen’s collages featuring “Onna-Bugeisha” (female Japanese Samurai), Carolina Briones’ oil paintings depicting “Esperanza” (hope) and dreams, Tamara Diaz stylized acrylic paintings of women “El Consejo” and “Unhuman”, Ysanel’s vibrant “I Scream”, Maritza Aloisio’s and Patricia Gamez’ delicate flowers, Roxaneth Espinosa’s portrait of “Teisha”, Rebecca Flores’ series of self-portraits entitled “Unthinkable Road”. The gallery additionally features sculptural work from Liliana Fijman consisting of mixed media highlighting women’s feet and the stories they tell, along with Lydia Perez’ and Yidell Rivera’s carved cedarwood painted religious figures.
A Gallery Night reception will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-8:30pm, including poetry by Sussy Santana, dance performances by Lydia Perez, Colombian American Cultural Society Youth Dance Group and a performance by ECAS Theater during the event. The State-run gallery is located at One Capitol Hill, State’s main administration building on Smith Street in Providence, RI.
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.