Our Favorite #RIArts Projects on Social Media

The state's working artists haven't slowed during social isolation.

At the end of April, Governor Gina Raimondo launched RIArts.org, an initiative that encourages Rhode Island artists to share work inspired by “this unique and challenging period,” according to the website. The state’s painters, illustrators, photographers, writers, dancers and multimedia makers responded in full force. Here are our favorites (so far!), but peruse the hashtag #RIArts on Facebook and Instagram — or join in on the virtual art gallery by tagging your artwork with #RIArts.

Dancer Emily James re-creates choreography from Singin' in the Rain at Bonnet Shores in Narragansett, RI. #RIArts #ArtistheAnchor

Posted by RISCA – Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Saunderstown artist Jane Robbins created "Biscuits Today" in March. She says, "I know everyone is cooking now for…

Posted by RISCA – Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on Monday, May 4, 2020

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New trompe loeil painting (yes it’s all painted) of a bird’s nest in a cardboard box. 12×9 oil on 2” deep cradled panel. #trompeloeil #contemporaryrealism #fineartoilpainting #birdsnest #nataliefeatherston #riarts

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RI artist Ciana Meyers has started a series of paintings made during the stay at home order. This is her first one, "Untitled Quarantine Painting No. 1." #RIArts #ArtistheAnchor

Posted by RISCA – Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Bring a little sunshine and salty surf home for the moms in your lives. New prints coming Monday in time for Mother’s Day. There will be a special gift with purchase for those on my mailing list. I’m also donating 20% of sales this time to our local food bank, Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. . . Join my list link in profile. 💙 #waves #wavesforacause #surf #paintingwaves #artistoninstagram #sunshinetherapy #wavetherapy #riarts

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To celebrate #TeacherAppreciationWeek2020, we want to showcase Doris White's artful contribution to the City of Central…

Posted by RISCA – Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on Monday, May 4, 2020

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“Still Connected” Even though we are physically apart, we remain connected in our hearts. The figures were hand sculpted using chicken wire to signify our current state of being somewhat cooped up. Each figure has a string running from it’s heart through it’s outstretched arms which are connected by a heartbeat. Each figure is wearing a mask titled “ Heartbeat,” which prominently displays iterations of the American flag; a symbol of strength, unity and perseverance. This piece was created by Myself and my Father @glennmichaelliburd #riarts #art #sculpture #socialdistancing #socialdistancing2020 #love #heartbeat #america #usa #🇺🇸 #2020

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Henry (age 2) and David (age 5) have been keeping busy at home working on their still life series, featuring colors, a…

Posted by RISCA – Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on Monday, April 27, 2020