Faculty art showcased at Bannister Sept. 9-30

Lisa Russell. "Emergence No. 423" (detail). Russell is a
professor in RIC's Art Department.
The Annual Faculty Exhibition, displayed in Bannister Gallery from Sept. 9-30, offers an opportunity for the college and community to have a close-up view of the talent in residence at RIC.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, from 5-8 p.m.

The artists on the faculty are very much a part of the current global aesthetic and formal dialogue in their various approaches to art making, including research-based and interdisciplinary methods that are at the core of best practice models.

Also, these distinguished and award-winning artists collectively bring a unique vision to the region's cultural tapestry.

Mary Bucci McCoy. "At Once" (2009).
Acrylic and graphite, on plywood panel.
In the Hall Space Gallery, paintings by Mary Bucci McCoy will be on display. Her works represent contemplative, gem-like moments or events through time.According to Bucci McCoy, she uses painting to "obliquely raise philosophical questions of place, human connection and identity through resolutely material interrogation."

Her exhibition is curated by Bannister gallery director James Montford.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m., or by appointment with the gallery director. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities. For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at www.ric.edu/Bannister or call (401) 456-9765.