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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



Fall Semester


Article in Sculture Magazine Professor Thomas F. Morrissey recently had a review of his artwork in Sculpture Magazine. Morrissey's installation brought views abruptly into the challenging conceptual terrain of statement art. [Learn more]

Student's Fine Art Seminar Exhibit at the Flanagan Gallery The CCRI Art Department Presents..... Fine Art Seminar Student Exhibition located in the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery.  The artwork exhibit runs from Wed. Dec. 2 to Monday, Dec. 9.   The Opening Reception is Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. [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]

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]

Diana Brennan Art Exhibit at the Flanagan Gallery Diana Brennan uses modern photography and her background in environmental science to translate natural histories into serene artwork in her current art exhibit located in the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery.  The exhibit runs from Tues. Nov. 5 to Friday, Nov. 25.   The Opening Reception was Thursday,  Nov. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m.  [Learn More]


Professor Thomas Morrissey's Art Exhibit-Flanagan Campus GalleryProfessor Thomas F. Morrissey's "Ideological Fixation: More of the Same" furnishes selected "snippets" or extrapolations into his long and varied career, depicting selections from the many visual "hats" he has worn throughout his teaching career and as an energetic, working visual artist.
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Professor Cynthia W. Smith's Art Exhibit-Flanagan Campus Gallery Professor Cynthia Wheelock Smith's sabbatical exhibition, Recollections , explores human connections to the forces and rhythms of nature and draws inspiration from the art, architecture, and performances of Native peoples of the Americas.
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Art Professor Thomas F. Morrissey's Retrospective Exhibition - URICCRI Art Professor Thomas F. Morrissey had a major retrospective exhibition of selected work gathered from various sources at the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Campus Gallery, 80 Washington St., Providence. A reception was held during Gallery Night in the city.
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Spring Semester


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

Flanagan Campus Spring 2013 Student Art Exhibit Art Students at the Flanagan Campus invite you to their annual art show, located in the Art Gallery, from May 7 to May 10, 2013. Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 8, from 4-6 p.m. [Learn more]


Flanagan FIne Art Seminar Student Gallery Exhibit Fine Art Seminar Students at the Flanagan Campus invite you to their 
annual art show located in the Art Gallery.  Wednesday,  April 24 through Tuesday April 30, 2013. Opening Reception: Thursday, April 24, 5-7 p.m. [Learn more]

Michael Lupa Demo_Lecture & Slide Presentation The Community College of Knight Campus Art Club presents:
Michael Lupa, Resident Artist & Foundry Coordinator at Liberty Arts Center, NC. Open to the general public. Please join us for his Demonstration, Lecture and Slide Presentation. [Learn more]


CCRI Ceramics Invitational Gyre:  works by Yvonne Leonard at the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery  features an exhibition of drawings and prints including intaglio and relief. Friday March 22 through Friday April 19, 2013. Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28, 6-8 pm. [Learn more]


CCRI Ceramics Invitational The Community College of Rhode Island Art Department will host the CCRI Ceramics Invitational, featuring an exhibition by 21 artists and a talk by two leaders in the field. The exhibition will run from Feb. 27 to March 29, with an opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the gallery. Artists' talk will be at 5 p.m., room 4090 on 4th floor.  [Learn more]

The Flanagan Campus Art Gallery is featuring Annual Faculty Exhibition - Flannagan Campus the Annual Faculty Exhibition which runs from February 22 through March 15.  A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, February 25, at the gallery.  [Learn more]


The Knight Campus Art Gallery will present "Kyle Hittmeier: Detritus," Detritus_Kyle Hittmeier at Knight Campus Art Galleryfrom Jan. 24 to Feb. 22.  A reception with the artist will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the gallery.  [Learn more]

Flanagan Campus Art Gallery is featuring Hidden Material, Hayley Perry, Claudine Metrick art exhibit, Flanagan Campus “Hidden Material,” a joint exhibition by Claudine Metrick and Hayley Perry which runs through Feb. 15. [Learn more]

RISD Museum GalleryRISD 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]

New CoursesCCRI 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]

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Last Updated: 11/25/15