Last year I only got $7 back on my Rhode Island taxes, but I still checked the box to give $5 to RISCA, the state arts council. (Big spender, I know.) The council has produced an annual exhibition featuring the work of its fellowship recipients, individual artists working in painting, photography, and sculpture as well as poetry, choreography, and folk arts. It’s sort of a who’s who of talented local artists, rotated each year through galleries around the state, so the openings are always lively and the overall work quality is consistently excellent. This year’s show is the first since the departure from RISCA of founding exhibition organizer Cristina DiChiera, who started the series over a decade ago.
image: RISCA fellowship winner Raina Belleau, Porcupine and the Ghost Flag (detail)