The Atrium Gallery and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
The Little Rhody Thrummers Rug Show
July 16 - August 17, 2018
Opening reception will take place during Gallery Night on July 19 from 6- 8:30pm
The Atrium Gallery and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announces the Little Rhody Thrummers Rug Show, featuring 42 traditional rug-hooking artists in a wide variety of artistic styles, all beautifully ornate and detailed. This exhibit will be on display from July 16th through August 17th. A Gallery Night Reception will be held the evening of Thursday, July 19th from 6-8:30pm, live music featuring Mark Taber on piano. The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.
Little Rhody Thrummers is a Rhode Island Chapter Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists founded in 1987. The group features a variety of artists with a keen interest and proficiency in the artistic craft of rug hooking. Rug hooking has a long history, dating back to the 19th century. The art form features beautifully ornate rugs that are created by pulling loops of yarn or other fabric through a woven base often made of made of linen, cotton, burlap or rug warp. The design is made by carefully pulling each loop through the backing material using a crochet type hook with a wooden handle. The process in repeated using various colors until the detailed design is complete.
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.
About Atrium 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 contemporary gallery frequently showcases artwork from a variety of diverse groups including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Native American community among others.
For additional information email Elena Calderon- Patino, Community Arts Program Director, at Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov or call 401.222.6996