For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Rachel Brask will have a solo gallery show September-October 2020 at Heartspot Art Center & Gallery with an exhibit of oil paintings titled, “Weathering the Storm.” In this exhibit of paintings created before the pandemic, and some created during quarantine, Rachel’s artwork is reframed within the context of what does it mean to weather the storm
“Weathering the Storm” is a solo show featuring the works of artist Rachel Brask. Prior to this (before the age of COVID), Rachel had recently had showings in Italy to add to her artistic resume.
Join us for our first gallery show at Heartspot Art Center & Gallery with a public opening reception on Friday night, September 25th from 6-9 PM. Gallery is located at 1970 Pawtucket Ave, East Providence, RI. Exhibit is up September 5-October 9, 2020 during gallery hours or by appointment.
On this current show, Brask states, “While many see rainy days as sad and gloomy, I see something different during storms. I see how sheets of pouring raindrops cause distortion of the scene beyond, blending colors and shapes together to drip down windowpanes in constant motion. Colors seem a little clearer during rain, and the storm can sometimes interrupt our day, much like how COVID-19 has put our lives on pause. But in these frozen moments, what are you grateful for? What small instances of hope or joy do you embrace, even if your prior expectations were wiped out by the rain, or by the virus? How has the storm changed you?”
The Gallery Opening Reception will follow the following C19 protocols:
- No more than 15 people will be allowed in the space at one time.
- Patrons must be masked, have their temp taken, and wash/sanitize their hands prior to viewing the exhibition.
- Unless standing with members of your household/small circle, we ask you respect social distancing guidelines with others inside of the space.
- If you are experiencing any unusual symptoms including fever or a cough, have traveled outside of the country in the two weeks leading up to the reception, or have been in close contact with a person(s) who have tested COVID positive within a week of the event, please do not attend to keep the artist, staff and other patrons safe.
Some prepackaged food will be on hand, and wine will be served. Beverages and food can be consumed either outside the gallery, or while maintaining a distance of at least 6ft from other patrons.
Free event. Open to the public. Parking and entrances are in the rear of the building. To help us give an advance idea of how many people will be attending, please let us know if you prefer to attend the reception 6-7pm, 7-8pm or 8-9pm by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 401-400-0418. We will also attempt to make the exhibit available virtually before the opening reception or with a Facebook Live during the reception.
If you are unable to attend the opening reception, but would like to see the collection, you may set up a private appointment with Jennifer by calling 401-383-7577 or emailing her at email@example.com.