Hera Gallery Presents:


A University of Rhode Island Senior Thesis Exhibition
MAY 11th - JUNE 8th, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11th, 6-8pm

Hera Gallery is pleased to announce the University of Rhode Island’s Senior Thesis Art Exhibition, No Vacancy. The exhibition will take place at Hera Gallery, 10 High Street, Wakefield RI. The public is invited to attend No Vacancy on Saturday, May 11th, from 6-8pm. This exhibition brings together the work of 13 senior students from the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Art & Art History. The students have been taking a capstone seminar course with Professor Bob Dilworth. This exhibition is a culmination of their work for the semester. The show’s title, No Vacancy, alludes to a mind consumed by thoughts. These works are a peek into their ideas and reflections on the world around them. 

Using a wide variety of materials, each student expresses their ideas and perspectives uniquely. From the out-of-this-world space and nature themed paintings Nicole Faria brings forth, to Christina Cammuso’s jewelry centered around the aesthetic of broken glass representing inner turmoil, the exhibition boasts a wide selection of work highlighting the diverse perspectives of the artists as well as their unique processes of creating their art.

While Nicholas Costa tackles the intense political landscape of 2019 with his large-scale paintings, Zachary Kemp breathes life into his characters in pieces that each tell a whimsical narrative. Alessandra Antonelli creates complex prints that evoke feelings of self-awareness, and Brittany Pinch highlights her graphic design abilities to make a concept transform from an idea into reality.

Also included are Julianna Cubellis’ abstract, energetic storm-focused paintings; Nicholas Murray’s portrayal of abstract manifestations of personalities; Karen Lepovsky’s illustrated children’s poems accompanied by imaginative paintings; Joanne Liu’s explorations of dreams, memories and emotions; Emily Mercy’s multi-media works of nature and psychology; Wanru Wu’s astronomical drawing studies of East Asian lunisolar calendars.


Exhibiting Artists:

Alessandra Antonelli  Joanne Liu
Christina Cammuso       Emily Mercy
Nicholas Costa         Nicholas Murray
Julianna Cubellis Brittany Pinch
Nicole Faria                             Wanru Wu
Zachary Kemp   Rook Zoglio
     Karen Lepovsky          


These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, a RI Senate Legislative Grant, the Champlin 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.