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Fine Arts Center Galleries
U. of Rhode Island

105 Upper College Road, Suite 1
Kingston,  RI

Phone: 401-874-2627--

Statement of Purpose:

The Fine Arts Center Galleries at the University of Rhode Island, are a kunsthalle, rather than a collecting institution.  Comprised of three public exhibition areas (Main, Photography and Corridor spaces) the Galleries annually present a changing program of contemporary art to stimulate the understanding and interpretation of art in its evolving visual expressions. 

The Galleries have as their purpose enriching the creative, curricular, and cultural life of the University of Rhode Island community, the general public of Rhode Island and southern New England.  The Galleries are an educational resource through display, publication, and programming as they strive to promote the understanding of art as an integral component of the humanities.



Eva Yeh: Sculpture in Paper
June 15 - September 30, 2000
(with travel to Wriston Art Center Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin)
With development incentive support from the Goethe-Institut, Boston and special publicity guaranteed through association with The Convergence International Sculpture Festival, Providence, this 20 work international exhibition features the production of a deeply multicultural artist.  Small-medium scale abstract constructions developed largely from recycled materials, predominantly paper, will be showcased.

Remainders I:  The Hoodoos
October 17 - December 10, 2000
The first sabbatical exhibition to be seen in the Main Gallery in 3 years will showcase
Investigating the Department of "Special Collections"
December 6, 2000 - January 16, 2001
From illustration through limited edition printmaking, this exhibition will reveal the generally unknown permanent collections of the University of Rhode Island.                
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January 25 - March 11, 2001
A provocative group exhibition curated by Judith Tolnick will showcase the work of 8 contemporary artists:  Painters, Vincent Ciniglio, Mike Cockrill, Diane Edison, Frank Holliday, Rima Jabbur, Elizabeth Olbert, Carol Radsprecher; and sculptor, Barbara Lubliner.  "Figure/Disfigure" will elaborate and problematize the figurative project inaugurated by the curator's "Go Figure!: The Temptation Continues," of 1997.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 3 - May 6, 2001

Lighthouse:  Recent Works by Ernest Silva
June 2 - September 30, 2001
An installation designed and developed by distinguished LaJolla, California-based artist Silva, who earned his BFA degree from URI in 1971.  With this exhibition, Silva marks his 30th reunion from URI.  Silva will combine painting and sculpture in an innovative installation sure to appeal to all ages of viewers.

Projected Memories by Harvey Stein
January 23 - March 6, 2001
Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher and author living in New York City.  "Projected Memories" are arresting, surrealist-informed portraits meant to be somewhere between abstraction and representation; between the commonplace and the extraordinary; reality and dream; entrapment and release.

Verisimilitude by Mattion Grazier
March 28 - April 30, 2001
Mattion Grazier is an emerging Boston-based photographer who has documented human subjects in various telling personal environments.  However, in his compelling series of images, all of Grazier's subjects are masked.  They where white plaster masks, designed by the photographer in conjunction with his subjects.

(The Corridor Gallery is reserved for faculty of the Department of Art, URI, and invited guests)

Barbara Pagh
January 18 - February 18, 2001
Examples of the latest evolution in her personal iconography through printmaking using handmade papers by URI Professor of Art, Barbara Pagh.

Olivia McCullough
February 21 - March 25, 2001
An exhibition featuring works by well-known Rhode Island-based photographer, McCullough, a frequently visiting instructor at URI.

Annu Matthew
March 27 - Commencement, May 20, 2001
Satirical photographs, some large-scale digital experiments, by URI Assistant Professor of Art.  Matthew's works are derived from her own personal experiences as a young woman born in England, growing up in India and more recently settling in Rhode Island by way of Philadelphia.


Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 P.M.; 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.
Saturday/Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
No evening hours in the summer.

Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Saturday/Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Open daily, 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.


Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

(RI) 95 North, exit 3A (138E); campus is on left at light. (Travel time from exit about 15-20 minutes)

(RI) 95 South, exit 9 (Route 4 South); follow to Route 1 South); follow to intersection with 138W; campus is on right at light. (Travel time from exit about 25-30 minutes)


Key Personnel:

Judith Tolnick, Director
Sharon Clark, Assistant to Director

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