late 2019, the artist members of DeBlois Gallery were finalizing the
exhibit schedule for 2020. First up would be the season opener in
March, which has traditionally been an open show with a theme. In a
burst of inspiration, we chose the theme “Breaking Out”. It would
prove to be eerily prophetic.
Thirty-eight area artists were inspired to contribute over 80 works in many media, not one of which made reference to a looming pandemic that would force the premature closing of the gallery with the stunning show still gracing its walls. What to do? This show is just too good to fade away unseen. So, creatives that we are, we heeded the words of JFK: “In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.” And with that in mind, cheers to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for sharing the work of our state's artists! #RIArts
Come with us now to tour our Virtual Gallery. Just click the tabs
above to view each section of the upper and lower galleries. Follow
the numbered order, or wander at will, just as you would in our actual
space. If an artwork takes your fancy, please see the next page
(How-To) to make it yours...
You can tour the gallery using the tab buttons above. To zoom in on art works on display, click on the thumbnails found in the label listings under the main picture. Try it out by clicking on the thumbnail to the right for a close-up of the large sculpture in the background above. Click anywhere on the screen to dismiss the close-up.
Yes! Most of these wonderful art works are for sale. If one takes your fancy, you can return to this page and click the button below to make your purchase. Just fill in your name, email, and description of the piece you want. We will email you a Square invoice that will link you to their secured site for payment, and we'll then follow up with you to arrange no-contact pickup. The artists of DeBlois Gallery and our guest artists thank you for supporting the arts!
36C: Narwhal, Sculpture
Artist: Hetland; $875
36E: Anthracite and Wood, Sculpture
Artist: Hetland; $550
24A: We Have to Get Out of This Place, Assemblage
Artist: Kinzel; $125
30D: The Wound Crackled Vase, Ceramic
Artist: Amedo; $60