Hera Gallery Present:


July 27th - August 31st, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 27th, 6-8pm

Artist Weaving and Natural Dye Talk and Workshop: Saturday, August 3rd 1pm “Food For Thought” 

Artist Talk: Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm


South Kingstown.  Hera Gallery is proud to present the exhibition Material Roots, curated by Sarah Swift. This Group show includes New England artists: AnnaLiisa Ariosa-Benston, Tzu-Ju Chen, Molly Clare Coyle, Caroline Rose Kaufman, Erin Myles, Seanna Porier, Maggie Semrau, and Sarah Swift. The show will be held at Hera Gallery at 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI, from July 27th to August 31st, 2019. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception, on Saturday, July 27thth from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

The Gallery will also be holding a weaving and natural dye talk and workshop on the following Saturday, August 3rd, at 1pm to discuss the artists’ processes, materials, and concepts during our monthly “Food For Thought” event. There will be an Artist Talk on Thursday, August 22nd, at 7pm. During the duration of the exhibition, artist and curator Sarah Swift will be on site, demonstrating weaving during gallery hours with the exception of August 17th.  

 Through this exhibition, Hera highlights a group of New England Jewelers, Fashion Designers, Textile Artists, and Interior Artisans who create wearable and experiential art and design that interacts with the body and can be utilized in functional ways. Material Roots explores the relationship designers have with the body and the self within their crafts, as well as their interest with formal aesthetics. 


Exhibiting Artists:

AnnaLiisa Ariosa-Benston -“Famous on Mars” fashion/ jewelry
New York CIty

Tzu-Ju Chen - jewelry
Providence, RI

Molly Claire Coyle - Fashion design
New York City, NY

Caroline Rose Kaufman - Fashion/ Fiber
New York City, NY

Erin Myles - Jewelry
Providence, RI

Seanna Poirier - jewelry
Coventry, RI
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PyrusCreationsMaggie Semrau - permanent jewelry / Body casting scars

Maggie Semrau - Jewelry
Providence, RI

Sarah Swift - fiber/fashion
Providence, RI


This exhibition will be on view at Hera Gallery through August 31st, 2019 

 These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council of the Arts, The Champlin Foundation, The University of Rhode Island, and The Friends of Hera. Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available.