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september, 2022

01sep6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Opening Reception of 'PORTALES: Reimagining the Future'Opening Performance by Anjel NewmannWaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence

Event Details

The PORTALES: Reimagining the Future exhibition in the gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center opens on Thursday, September 1 with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be an opening performance by Anjel Newmann.

This event is free and open to all.

PORTALES: Reimagining the Future is an art exhibit presenting the variety of ways that artists and organizers in Rhode Island have strengthened our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement against racial injustice. In moments of difficulty, we can see how art can turn into ‘community portals’ that help us envision better futures. The exhibit is a sample of artistic works by RI-based artists who work in various mediums -photography, mixed media, painting, dance, video- and who have a practice of community organizing and/or are in relationship to grassroots community groups that center justice, equity, and access. The exhibit is part of a broader research project on public health, policy, organizing, and the power of art and culture, led by faculty and artists from Providence College.

The exhibition is on view in the WaterFire Arts Center gallery from Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Eric Sung 
Janaya Kizzie 
Jordan Seaberry  
Justin Case  
Shey Rivera Ríos
Sokeo Ros
V. A. T. K.

Curators: Shey Rivera Ríos and Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
Project Director: Eric Sung
Project Team: Tuba I. Agartan, Nicholas V. Longo, Nayely Furcal Marte
Designer: Veronica Borsani  |  Video Documentation: Oliver Sydesho Arias

Partners: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) | Providence College | Studio Loba | RI Council on the Humanities | WaterFire Arts Center | RI State Council on the Arts | Blue Cross & Blue Shield RI

Event Times

(Thursday) 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


WaterFire ProvidenceWaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908