A Pop-up Exhibition in collaboration with BEE IN MOTION
Local non-profit, Bee In Motion with the help of Hera Gallery, is holding a Pop-up art exhibition and fundraising auction to help bring awareness to Mr. Harvey’s workshop as well as help him continue his mission. Artwork will be centered around “B” but that could mean bumble bee, the letter “B”, or much like the name of Mr. Harvey’s foundation, a “state of being”; being happy, being sad, being still, or being in motion.
January 3rd-13th, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6th 6-8PM
Whats Your Privilege R(ace) I(dentity)?
A Pop-Up Exhibition in Collaboration with RI SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice)
The South County, Rhode Island chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is hosting an intersectional and interactive art installation. Where’s Your Privilege, RI? will take place in a pop-up gallery at Hera Gallery in Wakefield, Rhode Island in late January 2018. This is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work of local artists of color, explore how privilege shapes an individual’s narrative, and communicate the ways in which collective privilege is tied to institutional oppression. The art exhibition will be interactive and work as a dialogue between artists and audience. Visitors will grapple with the layers that make up their own privilege and white people, in particular, may gain a greater understanding of white privilege.
January 17th -27th, 2018
2018 Biannual Children's Exhibition
featuring South County Art Students grades k-8
February 3rd - 24th, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3rd, 1-4PM
FLUX: CYCLES OF CHANGE | By Sarah Swift
This two person show exhibits new works by gallery members Ed Ferszt, and Sarah Swift. Both Rhode Island artists distinctively examine and depict natural elements like Water and Earth, gaining inspiration from the nearby ocean and rural terrain of South County, RI. The symbiotic relationship they share with natural phenomena heavily inspires their current bodies of work.
March 3rd - March 31st. 2018
Opening Reception: March 3rd, 6-8PM
Artist Talk: March 25th, 3pm
Intolerance as Violence
"Intolerance is itself, a form of violence…and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit." -Mahatma Gandhi
National Juried Exhibition : Guest curator: Ian Alden Russell, Ph.D., Curator of David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University
We are living in a time of heightened intolerance, anger and hardened frontiers. Our culture is more and more moving towards righteousness, and an ever prevailing sense of moral superiority on all sides. How can creative discourse open up a diverse, respectful dialogue? Can art melt the hardened confines of convictions, broaden the perimeters of comfort and bigotry, free us of our self imposed boxed in existences, and allow us to see beyond our own, familiar perspectives? This exhibition gives a forum to creative voices of tolerance that search to reach beyond limitations and to speak to all of humanity in a world of radical/profound divisiveness.
April 7th - April 28th, 2018
Opening Reception: April 7th, 6-8PM