Hera Gallery Presents:


October 13th – November 10th, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13th, 6-8 p.m.

Fundraiser: Saturday, October 27th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Artist Talk: Thursday, November 1st, 7 p.m.


Hera Gallery is proud to present the exhibition VOICES, POWER, ACTION, featuring seven Rhode Island artists and curated by k. funmilayo aileru, aka “wacklikethat”. This exhibition is sponsored by the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Rhode Island as part of the 2018 Honors Colloquium. The show will take place at Hera Gallery, at 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI, from October 13th to November 10th, 2018. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, October 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 27th The Gender and Woman’s Studies Program will be holding a fundraiser at that Gallery which will include a silent auction to benefit the department. The Gallery will also be holding an Artist Talk on Thursday, November 1st, at 7p.m to discuss the artist’s process, materials, and artistic concepts addressed in the work.

Reimagining Gender: Voices, Power, Action has been chosen as the topic of the 2018 University of Rhode Island’s Honors Colloquium.  “New ways of thinking about gender dominate our culture and politics today. At this pivotal moment in time, what is the (renewed) relevance of gender in shaping human rights in an increasingly diverse world?  How do gender identities connect with other dimensions of inequality?  How is our rising consciousness about gender leading to vibrant social conversations, rearrangements of power, and new possibilities?”*

* https://web.uri.edu/hc/

In conjunction with this chosen theme for the Honors Colloquium, this exhibition at Hera Gallery contemplates queerness, feminism, and activism through the intersection of racial and ethnic otherness. The Rhode Island artists exhibiting in VOICES, POWER, ACTION are: Becci Davis, Kyle B. Ricardo De Lima, Shey Rivera, Benito Rios, García Sinclar, and Nafis White.

 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 ongoing Friends of Hera. Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available.