New art at the Airport

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 9:30pm

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by Christopher Thomas is on exhibit through Jan. 25, 2018 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists in quarterly exhibitions. 

Born and raised in Providence, Christopher Thomas first earned a degree in physical therapy at the University of Rhode Island. He started making art at a later juncture, spurred on and catalyzed by a health crisis that has caused him to suffer migraines ever since. His mixed-media constructions are the visual representation of these subsequent seizures and migraine headaches. His designs explore the inner crisis of these episodes.

Although lacking formal artistic training, Thomas was influenced early by the artistry of his father, whose drawings he’d admired at an early age. Deeply involved in his community, Thomas has exhibited locally in such shows as the Aids Care Ocean State Annual Art Beat Auction, the Storybook Ball hosted by Women & Infants Hospital, and at AS220. He is exhibiting concurrently this October at the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Campus 

Exhibitors for the Block Island Airport Gallery’s 2017 season were selected by juror Catherine Little Bert, art historian, owner, and curator of Bert Gallery in Providence.