State Arts Council Announces New Exhibit at T.F. Green Airport Gallery Space

Gallery view – Spring Show at T.F. Green’s GREEN SPACE Art Gallery


The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today a new art exhibition on display at GREEN SPACE Gallery at TF Green Airport.  The first GREEN SPACE exhibition of 2020 features works by Shaun Rock and Brenda Wrigley Scott and will be on display through May 17, 2020.


Shaun Rock is known for his coastal and rural landscapes of Rhode Island.  A highly regarded art teacher who nurtures creative young minds, Rock is presenting art works resulting from his summer wanderings along the coastline of Matunuck, Rhode Island. They represent the picturesque charm and the rustic character of this sleepy hamlet, a favorite muse for his creative endeavors.  He executes many of his works “en plein air”. His landscapes follow the historical path paved by the renowned “School of Matunuck” art movement of the late 19th century, his paintings invoking a feeling of freedom conveyed by the subject matter, the brilliant chromatic palette and impasto technique.


Brenda Wrigley Scott is a studio artist and potter based in Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island. Her recent acrylic paintings on paper of wild birds are a celebration of color, texture and movement in nature. The backgrounds and settings for these large format works on exhibit at GREEN SPACE are suggestive and nuanced abstractions of avian environments:  land, sea, sky, and woodscape.  Wrigley Scott’s paintings embrace the movement of flight and the poised stature of marine birds.


Exhibitors for GREEN SPACE were chosen by panelists Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Ana Flores and Angel Smith.


The GREEN SPACE Gallery and Block Island Airport Gallery are a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, promoting outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The galleries present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers. 


About the Rhode Island Airport Corporation

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green and Block Island airports.


About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts


The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders. Visit www.arts.ri.gov for more information.