Hera Gallery Presents:
The South County Invitational
June 18th – July 23rd
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18th, 6-8pm
Artist Talk and Round Table Discussion, Thursday, June 30th, 7pm
South Kingstown. Hera Gallery is pleased to present The South County Invitational, an exhibition featuring the work of artists and artisans who live and work in South County, Rhode Island. Hera Gallery’s mission since its inception in 1974 has been to “promote a professional artistic presence that enhances the community through education, collaboration and involvement. Encouraging artists and their audiences to explore contemporary cultural, social and aesthetic issues.” The artists taking part in this show have all done exemplary work both artistically and as agents of culture within their communities. We are excited to have 20 artists that represent multiple mediums and diverse ideas.
Artist Talk and Round Table Discussion
Thursday, June 30th, 7pm
Krzysztof Mathews, Darrell Matsumoto, and Thomas Ladd will be at Hera Gallery to discuss their art, as well as other topics, moderated by our current president, Mara Trachtenberg. This will be an interesting discussion as each artist excels in multiple mediums. Krzysztof, an illustrator and sculptor of found-object assemblage, is also an active member of Art League RI. Darrell Matsumoto, is a widely exhibited photographer. His main body of work, “constructed photographs” is a combination of collage, assemblage and photography. Thomas Ladd is a ceramicist who has over 4 decades of experience in different types of throwing, glazing, and firing.
The exhibition will take place in Hera Gallery’s location on 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI. The public is invited to attend the South County Invitational Reception on Saturday, June 18th from 6 to 8pm, and the Artist Talk/Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, June 30th, at 7pm.
These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Finishing Touches, Benny and Jack, Heritage Restoration, South County Art Supply, Hera Educational Foundation, and The Friends of Hera. Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available.