Hera Gallery is pleased host Water, a national juried exhibition selected by Dina Deitsch of Goodman Taft. This national juried exhibition at Hera Gallery presents a varied perspective on contemporary views of water as an essential element. Political, social, environmental and aesthetic themes related to water in all media will all be on display. We invite the public to join us Saturday, April 11th from 6:00 to 8:00pm for the opening reception.

Water is the medium of life. We are born from water and remain mostly water until we return to dust. Water in dynamic cyclic flow forms 70% of the earth’s surface creating interconnected patterns of life in scaled interrelationships. Civilizations have flourished and evolved by harnessing the flow of water. Water has been essential for economic growth and has become a playground for fun and adventure.  We are inspired by the beauty and sublime nature of water. These days, contemporary water issues are also creating debates over conflicting interests at local and global levels. Concerns over enough clean drinking water, rising sea levels, powerful storms or droughts spurred by what most believe are climate change forces, fracking and energy needs, and transnational controls of water rights are just some of our worries.

The selected artists are:

Jonathan Beckerman New Milford, CT

Michelle Benoit West Warwick, RI

Joe Cory Helena, AL

John Deamond Burtonsville, MD

Patricia DeCamp Loudonville, NY

Geoff Delanoy Baltimore, MD

Adam Farcus Maitland, FL

John Francis Boise, ID

Julie Gautier-Downes Santa Barbara, CA

Linda Adele Goodine Indianapolis, IN

Patty Harris Brooklyn, NY

Mary Jameson Middletown, RI

Kerry Kolenut Franklin Lakes, NJ

Holly Lay Muncie, IN

David Mangels Acton, MA

Sabrina McLaughlin San Luis, AZ

Kelsey Miller Portsmouth, RI

Haley Nannig North Kingstown, RI

William Nieberding Nacogdoches, TX

Elizabeth Parker Cohoes, NY

Sarah Pfohl Mount Pleasant, MI

Ellen Pratte Portsmouth, RI

CW Roelle Foster, RI

David Roon Moscow, ID

Steven Rubin State College, PA

Dannon Schroeder Tempe, AZ

Barbara Simcoe Omaha, NE

There will be a closing ceremony on May 9, from with a panel of participating artists David Mangels, Kelsey Miller, Mary Jameson, Michelle Benoit, and other selected artists from 4-6pm.

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.