Cranston Herald: New Hope Art Gallery Rings in New Season

The Cranston Herald features coverage on Jeanne Risica and her art work that is currently on display at New Hope Gallery.

CRANSTON HERALD | April 12, 2017

The New Hope Art Gallery Spring Show opened on March 28 at the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center at 1070 Cranston St.

There were over 200 guests who came out to join in great night of art, music, food, free portrait drawings and art raffles.

The Spring show features over 400 pieces of original, affordable art in every style and media by 95 local, national, senior, special needs and student artists.

They also had 12 tables of small art items for sale by our artists as well. With the Spring Show, they also began their collaboration with the Jeanne Risica Fund. Risica was a well know RI artist who died in December 2010 shortly after having her first solo show in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. A total of 5 works of art by Risica were on display and on sale at the Spring Show.

Risica wish was to have her beautiful art out in everyone’s home with all the proceeds from sales going directly to her fund which supports New Urban Arts.

This is a perfect collaboration for New Hope Art Gallery which is a nonprofit gallery with a mission “To bring art to all people and all people to art.” Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays. They will also begin having monthly guided tours in May featuring several artists who will talk about their art and inspirations to guests. These tours are free and open to the public. For more information about the gallery, upcoming tours or the Jeanne Risica Fund please feel free to contact Director Ricky Gagnon at 401-280-6282.

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