In a preemptive move and with an abundance of caution we are suspending our public events until further notice. The Mayor has declared a State of Emergency in the city of Providence due to increasing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 we have made the decision to suspend public programing and will NOT maintain regular gallery hours until further notice.
We are going ahead with our next exhibitions in celebration of Women’s History month, But we will be presenting the programing online only. In place of the regularly scheduled opening reception we are working on streaming video interviews with the artists and commentary starting March 19th. The exhibition will also be available online in both a slideshow and Virtual Reality format giving you the ability to move through the gallery and view the exhibitions as installed.
This was not an easy decision to arrive at and I am disappointed in this disruption to programing but feel strongly that it would be irresponsible to go forward with conventional gallery operations in the current circumstances.
To reiterate, all group activities and public programing has been suspended effective immediately. The opening receptions regularly scheduled for March 19th have been CANCELED.
We are working to expand our online presence and will be rolling out a variety of new online programing including two calls for entries for online exhibitions. We hope to keep you engaged and continue to provide a platform for you to share your photography in the coming months and beyond.
Please check our website for updates or follow us on social media @RIPhotoArts as we expand our online programing. In addition to our calls for online exhibitions we will be hosting a series of Instagram takeovers to keep things interesting.
Be smart, be safe, stay home! – David DeMelim
RI Center for Photographic Arts
118 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903