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FULL MEMBERS

Amanda Swain Bingham
Alexandra Broches
Jeannette Jacobs
John Kotula
Jack Massey
Barbara Pagh
Roberta Richman
Jason E. Smith
Michael Yefko

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Uli Brahmst
Iris Donnelly
Connie Greene 
Susan Hayward
Mandy Howe
Emily Humphrey
(student member) 
Rhonda La Porte
Viera Levitt
Elizabeth Lind
Jill McLaughlin
Barbara Owen
Myron Rubenstein
James Sundquist
(student member)
Mara Trachtenberg
MJ Yeager


 

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Hera Gallery
10 High Street
Wakefield, RI 02879

401-789-1488
www.heragallery.org

mailing address:
PO Box 336
Wakefield, RI 02880

Gallery Hours:
Wed, Thu, Fri 1 - 5
Saturday 10 - 4
Or by appointment

 

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Hera is a proactive community of artists who are passionate about bringing fine art to South County and the larger community. Hera Gallery promotes a professional artistic presence for emerging and established artists who are dedicated to their creative practice. In addition to a full schedule of exhibitions, Hera strives to engage the public through programming such as lectures, talks, film and video screenings, performance and spoken word. Established in 1974, Hera Gallery is a non-profit artist-run arts organization that has continued to stimulate discussion and challenge perceptions for 40 years.

   

 

 

Further On Down The
Yellow Brick Road

Jack Massey / Michael Yefko

May 16-June 20

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 16th
6:00 – 8:00 pm



The two artists will exhibit Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional works that explore temporal aspects of geometry within an entropic reality.

They will exhibit works that also reveal the humor that comes from a modernist’s utopic sensibility meeting a great wind of change blowing across, through, and against creative freedom.

The fear is always that audiences will either read too much or too little between the lines. Both artists admit that one reason for coming together to create this exhibition is that they are willing to take that chance.

Michael Yefko first encountered Jack Massey as his teacher on RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome while Professor Massey served as Chief Critic in 1977. They have remained friends and for a while were colleagues (1981-2000) teaching in the Foundation Studies Program at RISD.

Professor Massey has just become Professor Emeritus at RISD while Michael Yefko works at his art and is a Part Time Faculty member at The University of Rhode Island.

Insofar as time and timelessness seem to occupy the same space in Art, and that the evocative nature of Art has a way of promoting change and preserving memories, this exhibition also takes the opportunity to remember how the reciprocal nature of teaching and learning is what challenges us all to head a little “Further on down the Yellow Brick Road.”




 

 

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRY:
"GEOMETRY"

Juror: Dominic Molon
Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum

Concept:
Geometry is the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogs.

In the arts it has referred to the shape and relative arrangement of the parts of something and includes concepts such as the golden ratio and the use of geometric symbols. It can be found historically in Islamic & Renaissance art, folk art quilts, and was embraced as an aesthetic by the great masters of modern art in the 20th Century.

It continues to thrive today as exemplified by artists utilizing algorithms and expressing them through visual means. When art and math are used in conjunction, moments of true interdisciplinary coordination occur.

This national juried exhibition at Hera Gallery seeks to exhibit a varied perspective on contemporary views of geometry
including, but NOT limited to, pattern (whether in data or aesthetic), fractals, string theory, along with the formal vocabulary of geometry from mathematicians like Euclid to artists such as Mondrian.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 17th, 2015.
For more information:
download the prospectus HERE!

DOWNLOAD "GEOMETRY" PDF





 

 

Hera Portfolio Fundraiser


Saturday, June 27th, 7:00pm


Dear friends of Hera we are very excited to have assembled a set of 5 portfolios of work by Hera artists to be raffled off this summer to benefit the gallery.
10 Hera members who are photographers or printmakers to do a limited edition of 5 prints.

5 portfolio boxes will be raffled in a drawing to be held on Saturday June 27, at 7pm at 10 High Street. Each work is 11”x14” and is housed in an archival box.

The artists who have contributed work are Amanda Swain Bingham, Alexandra Broches, Uli Brahmst, Iris Donnelly, John Kotula, Viera Levitt, Jill McLaughlin, Barbara Pagh, Myron Rubenstein, and Mara Trachtenberg.

Tickets for the raffle are $50 and we have limited the number of tickets to 100. You may purchase more than one ticket and do not have to be present to win. Five tickets will be drawn to determine the winners.

See the link below for the Raffle PDF and we will send you the ticket stubs.


DOWNLOAD RAFFLE PDF


FULL SIZE PORTFOLIO IMAGE


 

 

 

Upcoming Exhibitions



June 22-July 25

Relay 5 Weeks, 5 Artists, 5 Different Installations

EXPANDED HOURS during the installation process.

Week 1: Abigael McGuire, June 22-27, Reception June 27, 6-8pm

Week 2: Mary Kudlak, June 29-July 4, BBQ Reception July 4, 12-3pm

Week 3: David Namhon Kim, July 7-11, Reception July 11, 6-8pm

Week 4: Jennifer Avery, July 13-18, Reception July 18, 6-8pm

Week 5: Max Van Pelt, July 20-25, Reception July 25, 6-8pm

August 1-September 5

Summer Associates Exhibition
New Work from Connie Greene, Mandy Howe, Rhonda La Porte, Myron Rubenstein, & James Sundquist

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1, 6-8pm
September 12-October 10

GEOMETRY
National Juried Exhibition
Juror: Dominic Molon
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 6-8pm
October 17-November 14

Alexandra Broches & Barbara Pagh
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 17, 6-8pm




 


 

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These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts


 

Be sure to check out HERA 2010, a catalog of Hera artist members' work with an introductory essay by former director Katherine Veneman, Curator of Education, Blaffer Museum, University of Houston. The book is available for purchase at www.blurb.com.