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Amanda Swain Bingham
Alexandra Broches
Jeannette Jacobs
John Kotula
Viera Levitt
Elizabeth Lind
Jack Massey
Barbara Pagh
Roberta Richman

Uli Brahmst
Linda Denosky-Smart
Iris Donnelly
Connie Greene 
Susan Hayward
Emily Humphrey
(student member) 
Jill McLaughlin
Barbara Owen
Myron Rubenstein
Chad Amos Self
(student member) 
Mara Trachtenberg
MJ Yeager

Former Members
Joan Bishop
Claudia Flynn (on leave)
Paul Forte 
Michael Yefko (on leave)


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Hera Gallery
10 High Street
Wakefield, RI 02879


mailing address:
PO Box 336
Wakefield, RI 02880

Gallery Hours:
Wed, Thu, Fri 1 - 5
Saturday 10 - 4
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Hera is a proactive community of artists who are passionate about bringing fine art to South County and the larger community. Hera Gallery promotes a professional artistic presence for emerging and established artists who are dedicated to their creative practice. In addition to a full schedule of exhibitions, Hera strives to engage the public through programming such as lectures, talks, film and video screenings, performance and spoken word. Established in 1974, Hera Gallery is a non-profit artist-run arts organization that has continued to stimulate discussion and challenge perceptions for 39 years.




Old World

"Hera Gallery is pleased to feature the exhibition“Old World”, photographs by Viera Levitt, on display from June 21st until July 19th, 2014.
“Old World” presents photographs taken during several trips to a once vibrant, now abandoned sugar mill in Trnava, Slovakia. This important landmark was built in 1868 but was forced to close down in 2004, a victim of capitalism's economic reality.

Privatized and repeatedly imagined as cultural and/or commercial space, the mill continues to sit, unused and decaying near the historical center of this walled city. Huge dystopian spaces and ghosts of everyday use allow this former beet sugar factory to be the perfect subject for Viera's large format digital photographs."


Exhibition Dates: June 21st - July 19th
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21st, 6-8pm


Self Portraits: Under My Skin

"Hera Gallery is pleased to feature the exhibition“Self Portraits: Under My Skin”, photographs by Amanda Swain Bingham, on display from June 21st until July 19th, 2014.

Of this body of photographic work, Amanda states, “For the past four years I have been working on a series of self-portraits using shadow and reflection. I like to think of these photographs as drawings. Both mediums speak to my need to depict and record. I deliberately improvise and arrange. I want my shadows and reflections to roam in unselfconscious form. They venture under my skin and explore my vulnerability, disengaged from our cultural obsession with identity and beauty. I get to redefine what I am made of, and water is my mirror."


Exhibition Dates: June 21st - July 19th
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21st, 6-8pm



July 26- August 30th

Hera Gallery is pleased to announce “Current”, a group exhibition featuring Hera Gallery’s members.
The public is invited to attend the opening reception held from 6-8 pm Saturday, August 2nd.
Participating Hera Artists are Amanda Swain Bingham, Uli Brahmst, Alexandra Broches, Connie Greene, Susan Hayward, Jeannette Jacobs, John Kotula, Viera Levitt, Jack Massey, Barbara Owen, Barbara Pagh, Roberta Richman, Myron Rubenstein, Jason Smith, Mara Trachtenberg, MJ Yeager, & Mike Yefko.


Exhibition Dates: July 26th - August 30th
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2, 6-8pm


Poetry Reading: Paul Petrie

August 7th at 7 p.m.

Hera Gallery is pleased to announce a reading of selections from the recently published “The Collected Poems” by Paul Petrie.Petrie’s children, Lisa and Philip, will read the selected poems in honor of their father who passed in 2012.The public is invited to attend the reading held at 7pm on Thursday, August 7th.

For thirty-one years he taught at the University of Rhode Island, during which period he spent sabbatical leaves in Devon, England, as well as several months in Settignano and Amsterdam. He was married to Sylvia Spencer Petrie, a printmaker and painter who illustrated several of his books, including The Collected Poems. Paul died in 2012. The three Petrie children are Philip, Emily and Lisa, who themselves have five children.





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These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts


Be sure to check out HERA 2010, a catalog of Hera artist members' work with an introductory essay by former director Katherine Veneman, Curator of Education, Blaffer Museum, University of Houston. The book is available for purchase at www.blurb.com.