Hera Gallery is pleased host Summer Work, an exhibition featuring the work of Hera Members Connie Greene, Mandy Howe, Rhonda LaPorte, Elizabeth Lind, Myron Rubenstein, & James Sundquist. We invite the public to join us Saturday, August 1st from 6:00 to 8:00pm for the opening reception and to the artist panel discussion on Thursday August 20th, at 7pm.
Connie Greene is a founding member of Hera Gallery living in Narragansett. Her artistic interests lie in documenting the rise of local food production in South County, despite the many obstacles it faces. Nontheless, Connie believes that South County is fortunate to be home to vegetable and fruit farmers, dairy farmers, meat producers, apple orchards, shellfish farms and honey producers. She works in photography and pastels to document the people and animals involved in our farming community.
Mandy Howe is an artist and art teacher from Rhode Island. Primarily a land and seascape painter, her work often includes natural objects and collected things. She is a graduate of Boston University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She has two children and teaches art in both independent and inner city schools.
Rhonda LaPorte is a Rhode Island based photographer, currently living in Hopkinton. Her passion for photography began at an early age after receiving her first camera from her father. After developing her first roll of film, she was hooked and rarely went anywhere without it. After a career in fundraising for various non-profits for fifteen years, she decided to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Rhode Island, which she completed in 2015. She has exhibited in several group shows winning several awards for her work. Her deep connection to the natural world, often has her photographing the vast and beautiful landscapes she encounters daily. Currently Rhonda is working on landscape photographs that explore both the location and style of the Romantic Artists. Her work has her photographing throughout New England and other locations throughout United States.
Elizabeth Lind was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in New York City. She received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of South Carolina and Masters degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently she lives and works in Rhode Island, maintaining a studio at the Mill at Shady Lea in North Kingstown. Her work is in public and private collections, throughout the United States, including the City of Fall River, MA, the Spring House on Block Island, RI, Women and Infants Hospital, as well as private collections.
Myron Rubenstein’s world full of strange images of another world is brought into the visual world through the use of 17th century intaglio printmaking and digital technology. His horizons are constantly expanded with drawing, research, and experimenting with new technology, in both forms of his printmaking; intaglio and digital. The art created in these processes is both non-traditional and well as thought provoking. The visualization of mankind in all of his and her darkness and light can be seen though Myron's work.
James Sundquist is an abstract painter from Rhode Island. He is currently a senior student in Painting and Philosophy at Rhode Island College in Providence.
These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 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.