5th Decade: Hera Gallery

Anniversary Exhibition

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 16th 6pm-8pm

Exhibition Dates:
January 16 – February 22

Gallery Hours:
Wed. – Sat. 10am – 2pm
or by appointment

Artist Cooperative, Activism + Social Justice
Friday, February 21st, 7pm

Exhibiting Artists:
Uli Brahmst, Alexandra Broches, Tzu-Ju Chen, Barbara Crane, Sonja Czekalski,
Kathie Florsheim, Jocelyn Foye, Molly Kaderka, John Kotula, Viera Levitt, Elizabeth Lind
Jack Massey, Susan Matthews, Barbara Pagh, Roberta Richman, Chad Amos Self
Jason Smith, Marne Snyder, Sarah Swift, Mara Trachtenberg, Abigail Wamboldt,
The Womxn Project


5th Decade: Hera Gallery celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Hera Gallery with the work of 20 current members and a selection of historical materials. 

As an artist run organization, Hera is always in flux, new members join, current members leave. The Fifth Decade exhibition is a snapshot of who Hera is in this moment in time, at 45 years. The people who are members of Hera, at different stages of their art making careers and lives are making work that resonates with the artistic freedom that an artist run organization affords its artists. Hera members work through a variety of media, both traditional and experimental. The work produced by their members reflects each artist’s ideas, creative concerns and expression. What ties their work together is what brings them together as a community; a heartfelt commitment to their creative practices and a desire to live and work in a place that fosters their work as working artists.

In the small gallery historical materials will enable viewers to engage in Hera’s past through posters, catalogs, postcard announcements, photographs and video. As a collaborative Hera member text project, words and phrases will be interspersed throughout the exhibition space. A portion of the Womxn’s Project Quilt, a project with roots in Hera’s Creating Together lecture series, will also be on display.

A closing event will be held on Friday February 21st at 7:00pm with a presentation, Hera: Artist Cooperatives, Activism and Social Justice. Afterwards there will be a celebration and formal presentation of the Womxn’s Project records and Quilt to the Pembroke Center Archives at Brown University.

Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835 | for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email


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