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Contact Information

Yvonne H. Leonard
Department Chair

Tel: 401-825-2068

Chair's Main Office:
Knight Campus
3rd Floor, main building

Leslie Florio
Technical Staff Assistant
Tel: 401-825-2220

Etsuko Foster
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 401-333-7154

Eileen Namaka
Visual Resources Curator/
Website Content Manager
Tel: 401-333-7196

Ricardo Rivera
Knight Campus Director

Shawn Parker
Flanagan Campus Gallery


News & Events

Natalie Coletta and her Art History StudentsGot snow? Make art - Students have turned an open space at the Knight Campus into an art project by carving a Fibonacci spiral into the snow.
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Liliya Krys Gallery Art Exhibit New Paintings: Art Ballelli and Roy St. C. Rossow . Starting the semester with a beautiful exhibition of new work by two landscape painters, Art Ballelli and Roy St. Christopher Rossow. Art's paintings are bright and highly detailed, Roy's are nocturnal and painterly, but each captures the beauty of urban and working landscapes. Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 20, to Friday, Feb. 6. Gallery Reception: 4-6 pm, Thursday, Jan. 29. [Learn more]

RI Board of Education Logo Designed by CCRI Art Students Two CCRI Art Students Win Logo Contest - The Rhode Island Board of Education selected two CCRI art students' design to represent it in its new, official logo after the students entered the selection into a contest with other schools. [Learn more]

Rebecca Clark, New Construction: Six PhotographersCCRI Art Department Professor Rebecca Clark will show her photography at Windsor Art Center in Windsor, Ct.  The exhibition, New Construction: Six Photographers , dates are Jan. 18 - Feb. 22, 2014.  The Opening Reception is on Jan 18, 5-7 p.m.  For more information go to the Windsor Art Center's website at:     

Professor Morrissey's article in Artscope Magazine Professor Thomas F. Morrissey recently had a review of his artwork in Artscope Magazine. With minimalist rigor, Tom Morrissey intends his art to be unyielding information that is a jolt to the status quo. [Read more]

Jordyn Payne - Running Start Program Jordyn Payne of Warwick said that CCRI and Running Start gave her the freedom and opportunity to develop herself and pursue her interests. She was able to schedule her classes in a way that gave her a lot of free time off campus, time that she filled with jobs, internships and even certificate courses at the RISD -all while maintaining a 3.97 GPA. [Learn more ]

Artifacts-CCRI Department of Art-Newsletter-Spring 2013 Newsletter Fall 2013, ART-I-FACTS - The Community College of Rhode Island Department of Art has published the Fall 2013 issue of ART-I-FACTS, its department newsletter, featuring news and updates about students, alumni and faculty. [Read more]

CCRI Offers New Art Courses - The Department of Art is happy to announce the addition of four new courses that will be available during the spring 2012 semester. They are: 4D-Design, Video Art, Art History: Modern through Contemporary, and Mixed-Media Printmaking. [Learn more]

RISD Museum Gallery RISD Museum Free - The RISD Museum of Art, a world of ideas and expression is now all yours. The CCRI Art Department is proud to announce free membership to the RISD Museum of Art for ALL Community College of Rhode Island students, faculty and staff! [Read more]

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Last Updated: 4/21/15