Peace Flag Project @ Atrium Gallery

Rhode island State Council on the Arts and the Atrium Gallery


The Great Peace Flag & The United American Peace Flag

August 20 - September 21, 2018

Reception on Gallery Night, September 20, 6- 8:30pm


RISCA announces “The Great American Peace Flag” and “The United American Peace Flag” Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery. Artist Cathren Housley designed these flags in conjunction with the Peace Flag Project, founded by Ginny Fox. The goal was to combine the voices and visions of over 600 Rhode Islanders. Working with the Peace Flag Project, these flags were collected over the course of 4 years. The large-scale flags were constructed entirely by hand, by the artist. The United American Peace Flag documents every contributing artist, considering each one to be an important part of this united effort to make Rhode Island the first official Peace State.

This exhibit will be on display from August 20th through September 21st at the Atrium Gallery located at One Capitol Hill, the State’s main administration building on Smith Street in Providence, RI. A Gallery Night Reception will be held the evening of Thursday, September 20th from 6-8:30pm, with live music featuring Mark Taber on piano. The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

About RISCA:

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 or call 401.222.6996.