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Hera Gallery Presents:



MAY 14th – June 11th

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14th, 6-8pm

Ocean State Poets Present: Who Are You? The Poetics of Identity, Thursday, May 26th, 7pm

Hera Gallery is pleased to present Spectrum: Contemporary Artists Exploring Gender. Gender is a primary facet of human identity.  As the understanding of gender identity begins to encompass an expanding spectrum, artists have a much deeper pool to reach in and to react to. Through this National Juried Exhibition, Hera Gallery seeks to explore the ways artists respond to gender identity.

This exhibition will present work that represents these ideas through traditional media as well as contemporary approaches. Participating artists are:

                                                         Jayne Adams, Rochester, NH                           Deborah Baronas, Barrington, RI

                                                         Susan Bauer, Attleboro, MA                              Kanthy Beng, Chicago, IL           

                                                         Kara Dunne, East Providence, RI                      MK Foltz, Petersburg, FL

                                                         Ryan Harrison Gould, Santa Barbara, CA        Katie Hovencamp, Bangor, PA

                                                         Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Dallas, TX               Michele Ridgeway, Hancock, MA

                                                         Karen Rothman, Newton, MA                           Andre Rubin, Philadelphia, PA

                                                         Brian Sanh Tran, Lewisburg, PA                        Bill Wolf, Salisbury, MD


Who Are You? The Poetics of Identity

Thursday, Mary 26th, 7pm

A poetry reading by The Ocean State Poets

Six poets will explore the subject of identity, from their personal perspectives.  Their poems will create a conversation from the weavings of their own experiences, in childhood and beyond. 

 “Knowing who you are is a lifelong pursuit.  Obviously many forces and factors, internal and external, shape our identities.  We’re hoping that our particular experiences, though not universal, may shed some light on how we all have grappled with discovering who we are as people.”

- Margie Flanders, Ocean State Poet

The Ocean State Poets:

                                                                                           Margie Flanders             Ira Shaeffer

Kathy Kroener                Lawrence Krips

                                                                                           Bill Carpenter                 Kate O'Kula