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ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban (OPENING RECEPTION)

October 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Leslie Bostrom RYBPOG Rain, 2013. Acrylic and oil on canvas.

Exhibition: October 25 – November 27, 2019

Opening reception Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5:30–8:00 pm
Rhode Island State House, Lower Level Gallery

Showcasing the work of 20 exceptional artists from across New England, this curated exhibition opens in the Lower Gallery of the historic State House. The Rhode Island Peoples’ House is an unusual yet perfectly suited civic-minded site for the large-scale contemporary art project. Seen together, intrepid artists will show off their aesthetic leadership as cultivators of nature, stimulating and re-seeding our perceptions of life” in the urban through their imaging in art—particularly botanical nature’s fascinating guises. How might we strike sustainable ecological balance, they ask, as they look around inquisitively yet mindfully, and ever-creatively?

Note: Also on Saturday, October 26, a day-long Public Forum of diverse presenters at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Stephen Robert ’62 Hall, 280 Brook St., Providence from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. The speakers invited to the ReSeeding the City Forum will join with RI residents to re-envision the urban as a hub of more-than-human social worlds.

Image: Leslie Bostrom RYBPOG Rain, 2013. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 90 x 72 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.


October 26, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rhode Island State House
82 Smith St
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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